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Serena is a bride who I met via Project Wedding. She is possibly one of the most stylish girls I've ever met. And she has amazing taste.

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.

First Look

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.

Groom's Dad

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.

The Men.



Bridal Party

Card Cage

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!

The end!


( 11 raised glasses — toast the couple )
Mar. 21st, 2011 10:12 pm (UTC)
Ummm this is one of the most GORGEOUS weddings I've seen on here, wow. Your dress is STUNNING! Where did you get it? And the flowers are GORGEOUS!!! Definitely one of my faves on here. :)
Mar. 21st, 2011 10:21 pm (UTC)
I'm not the bride. But yes, I agree she has amazing taste. She got the dress from One Night Affair.

The flowers are my work, so thank you! She had some great inspiration pictures she brought in, so it was fun to sort of take it and run. I did end up ordering around 20 different kinds of flowers from the market which was crazy!
Mar. 21st, 2011 10:24 pm (UTC)
Oops sorry, I guess I was antsy to look at the photos, my bad. :O And since I am a flowery girl I have to give you mad props. Too bad you're in LA. :( I would've totally referred you to my girlfriends getting married here in northern CA.
Mar. 22nd, 2011 12:48 am (UTC)
So beautiful! Calamigos Equestrian Center was my 2nd choice for a venue. It's so pretty there.

Everything looks amazing, but for some reason, I am in love with the toss bouquet most of all!
Mar. 22nd, 2011 12:52 am (UTC)
I know! It's my favorite by far.
Mar. 22nd, 2011 01:51 am (UTC)
Bwahahaha, that cake picture is awesome. Love the bride's bouquet and toss bouquet-- and the little succulents, too!
Mar. 22nd, 2011 05:01 am (UTC)
I love all the dainty flower 'touches' - little things you totally don't need but show an extra dose of 'this really mattered to me' or 'this is our personality on show'. The little succulents in pots, the flower on the card cage, the single flower on the cake, the little extras in the bouts. So chic!
Mar. 22nd, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
Ridiculously gorgeous photos.
Mar. 22nd, 2011 03:54 pm (UTC)
What a beautiful wedding! And of course, the flowers (like always) are amazing. I love her idea of each of the girls having a different kind of flower, with her bouquet being a combination of all of them.
Mar. 22nd, 2011 05:58 pm (UTC)
Hahahaha this is the best ever! Thanks for sharing! :)
Mar. 23rd, 2011 01:52 am (UTC)
Beautiful. I love the picture of the bridal party eating hot dogs!
( 11 raised glasses — toast the couple )


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