I had been waiting for the pro photos to come through to share with you guys because she had some lovely ideas.
All photos posted below are courtesy of Erich Chen, one of my favorite photographers out in the LA area.
Venue: Calamigos Equestrian Center, Burbank, CA http://www.calamigosequestrian.com/
Photographer: Erich Chen http://www.erichchen.com/
Touch of glam for shoes.
Her dress. What I love about this is that her dress is RENTED. There's a company here in LA called 'One Night Affair'. There you can get a $3,000 dress tailored to custom fit you, and you can rent it for your big day for a third (or less) of the price. This is something I absolutely would have done had I not gotten my dress from Bride's Against Breast Cancer.
The lovely bride
After getting ready, Serena and the girls decided to hit up Pink's. For non LA folks, Pink's is like an equivalent of In 'N Out only with hotdogs vs burgers. There's usually an extremely long line.
These extremely adorable bridesmaid dresses came from Varga for only $75 each.
For the bride's bouquet, she wanted a vintage style with a lot of different kinds of flowers in not the traditional round shape, and pieces of burlap sticking out of it. I also managed to snag a vintage cameo from the flea market.
For the ceremony area, we hung a bunch of ivory ribbon and attached flowers at various points.
The bride also had visions of being showered with petals after the ceremony was over. So, these cones were created using a great scrap book paper I found. The petals are from esperance roses.
More of the same petals were laid down on each side of the aisle.
For the rose ceremony
Adorable flower girls. A side note about the baskets.... Serena got them on clearance for 50 cents each after easter. Let me tell you, internets, they were HIDEOUS. All sorts of shades of ugly. But size wise, they were perfect. So.... 5 coats of ivory spray paint, some moss glued on, and some dark succulents with pink ribbon accents, they turned pretty darn spiffy.
Walking in with parents.
The Ladies. Each girl had their own flower. So, one girl was all roses, one all ranunculus, etc. The bride was then a combo of all of them.
For centerpieces, there was a mix of milk glass, vintage keys, green depression glass and bird cages.
Seating chart was done via projector.
Toss bouquet. So simple, but I loved it. Just dusty miller, ivory roses and scabiosa pods.
Do not get between a bride and her cake!