Art Enthusiast Couple Weds With Whimsical Style

Emily and French aren’t the kind of couple to plan a cookie cutter wedding. Instead, they let their love of the arts guide their big day design, exchanging vows at the Headlands Center for the Arts in romantic and whimsy-driven style. With talented vendors like Ruby & Rose and Erica Rose Design by their side, they achieved a celebration that felt uniquely them and Jeremy Chou told the love story behind his lens. See even more right this way!

From Ruby & Rose... As lovers and supporters of the arts, Emily and French chose to let the unique setting of the Headlands shine through by using neutral green and white florals in soft, romantic textures. Erica from Erica Rose Design created a beautiful floral wreath that served as the focal point of the ceremony and then later, dancing.

We set the escort cards on ornate vintage silver trays that Emily had borrowed from her mom for a sweet personal touch. I also loved the contrast created by the rustic, mismatched chairs in the Headland’s mess hall and the tailored look of the dinner tables, draped with pale gray linen, white china, and gold and silver accents.

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Photography: Jeremy Chou Photography | Event Planning: Ruby & Rose | Floral Design: Erica Rose Design | Cake: Rachel Ruth Bakes | Catering: Katie Powers Catering | Hair + Makeup: April Foster Artistry | Lighting: Just de’lights | DJ: Heart Of Gold | Venue: Headlands Center for the Arts

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From Wedding to Home: Rainbow Dreams

From Wedding to Home Rainbow Dreams

Did you see this morning’s TWO PART “Colorful + DIY Fiesta-Inspired Desert Wedding Celebration”? If not, pop on over to Part 1 and Part 2, then head back over here! If you already did, you’ll know how vibrant + filled with saturated hues the entire event was… And it got us thinking, life’s better with a little color, isn’t it? Therefore, today’s installment of our From Wedding to Home series is all about how to bring a little color into your home!

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Foods To Skip The Night Before A Wedding—And What To Eat Instead!

After months (or more!) of planning and preparation, the wedding day details have been perfected and the night before the big day has arrived. Many brides and bridesmaids ask which last-minute foods are best to choose, and those to avoid, in order to sleep well the night before and wake up feeling her best.


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Consider these tips while prepping for any big event; the wedding day and beyond.

Avoid Added Sugars and Artificial Sweeteners
This may seem like a no-brainer for many health conscious brides, but avoiding added sugars or artificial sweeteners the day or hours before slipping into the dress can make all the difference. Added sugars provide little more than empty calories, and therefore, a quick surge of energy followed by a crash due to sugar’s impact on the body’s blood glucose levels. Additionally, artificial sweeteners, cause GI distress for many, including gas or bloating — not something any bride wants to manage!


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Instead, look for no-sugar added foods to satisfy a sweet tooth, like whole fruit sorbet, or stick with only a few bites of dessert at the rehearsal dinner and move on to a post-dinner tea instead.


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Skip the High-Fat Foods
Fat is a complex nutrient. We need it to feel full and absorb fat-soluble nutrients, plus it gives food extra flavor. While fat in foods may not be the enemy once believed, it is still important to watch portions of high-fat foods. Certain indulgences, like steaks, burgers or fried food, may lead to stomach issues and feelings of discomfort later in the night or even the next morning.

Avoid greasier foods the night before and morning of the big day and opt for leaner choices instead, like eggs, fish or poultry. Or, simply request your entree be prepared either grilled, baked, broiled or roasted. Fill in the rest of the meal with plenty of non-starchy vegetables to fill you up with fiber, water and micronutrients, too.


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Limit Adult Beverages
Toasting with bubbly or a cocktail (or two) won’t impact you much the day before the main event, but be sure to keep count and skip any unsolicited refills by well-meaning friends or caterers. Not only can too much alcohol mean a less than blissful wake up call the next morning, but can also lower inhibitions to avoid certain foods that can leave you feeling uncomfortable and sluggish.

Instead, stick with two alcoholic beverages throughout the night and drink plenty of water, too. Avoid sugary mixers like juice or soda, or ask for a spritzer — wine or liqueur mixed with sparkling water — for something extra light and refreshing. Keep the nightly total in check, but enjoy a drink or two.

After all, this is a celebration!

Style Me Pretty Contributor – Amanda Baker Lemein, MS, RD, LDN, is a Registered Dietitian and freelance writer from Chicago. She works in private practice, helping both pediatric and adult clients find healthy lifestyles that work for a variety of nutrition needs.

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Colorful + DIY Fiesta-Inspired Desert Wedding Celebration — Part 2

Colorful DIY Fiesta Desert Wedding

Vintage, eclectic, colorful, fiesta-inspired — each one of those words could describe Jaimee + Adam’s wedding celebration in the desert of Twentynine Palms. We shared a bit about their wild reception this morning and now we’re back with the second installment! Vintage shop owners Jaimee + Adam wanted their celebration/reception to feel like a giant fiesta.

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A SoCal Version of the Royal Wedding

The bride, Erika knew exactly what she wanted for her Temecula-set wedding. “My inspiration was Kate Middleton with a bohemian garden rustic twist. After watching their fairy tale wedding, I knew right away that one day my dress will have the similar long lace sleeves and a tiara with a veil that covered the top of my head,” she said. “I even decided to wed on April 29 since that was the day Kate and Prince William wed!” Erika and Casey pulled off their own version of the royal nuptials and with one look at the captures by Anya Kernes Photography, you’ll be equally obsessed.

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From the bride, Erika… Casey and I met 5 years ago at Saint Mary’s College of California at a jocks and geeks party. My heel got stuck inside a cracked brick, and he came to my embarrassing moment and helped me. The party ended with a date, the date ended with more dates, and the rest, as they say, is history!

My inspiration wedding was Kate Middleton with a bohemian garden rustic twist. After watching their fairy tale wedding, I knew right away that one day my dress will have the similar long lace sleeves and a tiara with a veil that covered the top of my head. My dress, Varel, from the 2016 Pronovias Atelier collection, was the dress I envisioned. My mother made my veil, which added a very special touch and Tania Maras made the “Carla,”  a beautiful white crystal and pearl tiara that complemented the back pearl buttons on my lace dress. I even decided to wed on April 29 since that was the day Kate and Prince William wed! A little obsessed! I also love the boho look, so I wore a flower crown made by Crown collective for a part of the day.

I chose a soft blush pink with a gold accent for the color theme with white flowers and greenery for the centerpieces. Europa Village is already so incredibly beautiful; I really didn’t need to add many flowers since there’s already a huge white rose garden near the reception and lots of greenery. Bridesmaid dresses were all different styles in blush pink. I gave all my bridesmaids gold necklaces from Express with the letter of their first name. I also gifted them pajamas from Plum Pretty Sugar – I chose different patterns to match their personalities!

I loved the idea of making our programs nontraditional. I decided to go with cootie catchers, which I ordered them from Etsy. Casey and I made our favors – they were white marble hexagon coasters, which we asked a local calligrapher Raymond to personalize for each guest. We also gave Europa’s wine glasses with our names and date of the wedding.

Casey and I are huge craft beer enthusiast and we wanted to show our love for beer throughout the day. I thought it would be so cute to drive off in one of my best friend’s little red 2002 BMW after the ceremony with traditional wedding cans of Casey’s and my favorite Monkish beers that we saved over our year engagement. I made our wedding cans, which was super simple – I bought ribbon from Michaels and tied a knot around the can opener topper. We also tied the theme into our reception by naming every table with all of our favorite breweries.

Casey and I are not a big fan of frosting, so we had a naked cake decorated with fresh berries and flowers. Even though we didn’t have time to enjoy and eat it, I heard it was delicious! But no worries, I’m so excited for our 1 year anniversary because as a gift, Love Cakes will be sending us a miniature replica of our wedding cake, so we can enjoy!

Casey and I are so grateful that we found our photographer, Anya, through Instagram. We met her for coffee to talk about the wedding and we fell in love with her right away. Anya’s personality is so lovely. Her presence made us feel so comfortable while we took our engagement shoot and during the wedding. She made us laugh, she gave us advice on how to pose, and she just took the lead, which is what we needed! We could tell that she loves and has a passion for capturing beautiful moments. Her work is soft lighting and romantic, which is what we were looking for and can’t be happier with the photos!

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Photography: Anya Kernes Photography | Videography: The wedding Memory | Floral + Event Design: Sweet Pea Floral Creations | Wedding Dress: Pronovias | Invitations: Minted | Church: Saint Catherine of Alexandria Catholic Church | Shoes: Stuart Weitzmen | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Lulu’s | Makeup : Patty Stroble | Hair & Makeup: Carole Tokodumi | Calligraphy: KidGolightly Calligraphy | Groom’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Groomsmen’s Attire: Hugo Boss | Bridal Accessories: Percy Handmade | Cake / Dessert: LoveCakes | Flower Crown: The Crown Collective | Flower Girl Dresses: Nordstrom | Mr. & Mrs. Banners: BHLDN | Pajamas: Plum Pretty Sugar | Programs (cootie catchers): Alchemy Hour Designs | Ring Bearer Attire: Macy’s | Veil: Bride’s mom | Winery: Europa Village

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Colorful + DIY Fiesta-Inspired Desert Wedding Celebration — Part 1

Colorful DIY Fiesta Desert Wedding

Today’s wedding celebration is just TOO good, so we’re sharing it in TWO parts! Make sure to pop back in a few hours to see all the rest of the shenanigans. 🙂 You may remember today’s couple, Jaimee + Adam from this ‘Vintage Shop Owners’ Engagement Photos at World Famous Crochet Museum’ post several months back. Well, the two officially tied the knot last December, surrounded by just their immediate family, but after the wedding, they wanted to host a fun, laid-back fiesta-inspired celebration in the desert (we’re totally on board with that!).

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