This wedding took place at Five Crowns in gorgeous Corona del Mar. It was the perfect backdrop for the English Garden-style reception. My client Chelsea was one of the most creative people I have ever worked with. She knew exactly what she wanted her wedding to look like and had every detail covered, down to the stamps chosen for their invitations. It is so much fun to work with someone who appreciates the same small crafty details you do. There were many conversations about font choices and how props were being made. Chelsea even borrowed some of the antiques for the wedding from her grandmother, making things extra special. My personal favorite detail was their vintage cake topper. Loved it! You could tell how happy they are to be together and as corny as it sounds, you could feel the love in the room at their wedding! They are such a great couple and I enjoyed getting to know them better over the past months. Chelsea…I miss working with you! XO
Congratulations to the new Mr. & Mrs. Wyrick!
Enjoy a video from their big day at the end of the post!
Thank you to Green Photography for these beautiful photos!
I am so happy to share these beautiful photos by Jeff + Amber Photography! This wedding was very special to me because I have known the Bride since elementary school! She is the sweetest person in the world and trusted me with basically changing her entire wedding decor the month before her wedding! I wanted their wedding to reflect their personal style and be classic, clean and elegant. I know there are so many trends out there right now, but that doesn’t mean you have to follow them. Sometimes classic is better! This couple has been together for almost a decade and I have to say that just about everyone we knew couldn’t wait for them to get engaged. It was the first time that I worked and attended a wedding and it was one of the most fun receptions I have ever been to. I am so happy for these two and I know they will have the most amazing future together! Cheers to the beautiful newlyweds! XO
Photography: Jeff + Amber Photography
Event Decor: Samantha Dapper
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One of my trends for 2013 has been featured on Urban Style blog! Make sure you go check it out! XO
My 5 day countdown has come to an end and I had to go out with a bang! I am obsessed with the 1920’s right now so it had to be one of my top trends. Everything about the style is fabulous. It’s all so decadent and over the top. There are so many different things you can pull from this trend and that is what makes it amazing. Mixed metals and Art Deco can be made very modern and could be the perfect addition to your wedding decor.
The point I always stress is that trends are great, but you have to find a way to make them your own. The glitz, fashion, and decor of the 20’s provides a plethora of ideas to go off of…How about jazz music playing during cocktail hour, a champagne tower to great your guests as they enter the reception, and candelabras lining your dining tables? Find the elements that you like best, and use that as your starting point. I am hoping that clients will want to increase the glam and nod back to an era of extravagant style. Your wedding will probably be the biggest party you ever throw, so why not dial up the splendor!
This post is also a tease of what’s to come! I am working on a 1920’s inspired styled shoot that will be posted in March and I cannot wait to feature it! Also, thank you to Alyssa Marie Photography for being my wingman during this countdown! I couldn’t have done it without your amazing talent!
So…in the meantime, throw up some confetti, sip on Champagne and enjoy!
Styling: Samantha Dapper
Photography: Alyssa Marie Photography
Cocktails! Who doesn’t love them? You know what they say about first impressions and drinks are the PERFECT opportunity to set the tone for your reception. It is one of the first things your guests will notice about your personal style and event decor. Play it up and have fun with it! Signature cocktails are also very cost effective if you aren’t hosting an open bar. By selecting one or two signature drinks, you give your guests the opportunity to drink a liquor option, besides the obvious beer and wine. It is even more special if the drink is one of your personal favorites.
At a wedding…everything matters, even the smallest detail can make a big statement. Take another minute to pick out a straw, swizzle stick or garnish!
Event Decor & Styling: Samantha Dapper
Photography: Alyssa Marie Photography