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Wedding Day: Relishing the details

The sneak peak of our wedding day is finally in and I wanted to share some of the design details of the day with you!

Throughout the course of planning, we thought about little touches and traditions to incorporate into the evening. The day of the rehearsal dinner, a henna artist came to share her talents with us, as you can see on mine and Katie’s fingertips. The clutch, designed by me, was a gift to all 3 bridesmaids.

Getting ready with the girls was a blast!  I remember feeling so relaxed and thinking that this moment had finally arrived. I discovered Jenna, our talented photographer after seeing images from a friend’s wedding.

My hairstylists, Mauro and Ala were such a blessing in the final moments. The most thrilling moment out there on the beach for me was exchanging our vows.

As the sun set the party gets started!

I couldn’t have been happier with the floral designs by The Little Branch. The great thing about working with Meg was collaborating. We talked about palette, texture and non traditional flower options.  The tiny glass cork jars filled with sea salts were a personal gift to fit the occasion.

The silver tablecloths which we rented really helped to set off the bouquet. I was happy that the garlands we exchanged as part of Indian tradition turned out so pretty and beachy.
I especially liked Sonia’s dress which she had custom designed in India.

There were so many little details that made the day special. For the dessert stand, I used a cardboard cupcake stand, covered in silver paper and sea green paper lace from The Gilded Bee.

Those little minis tasted even better, the next morning:)

From our Dj, The Jillionaire, to our Officiant, and most of all our friend’s and families, we have so many  people to thank for making it a special evening. We are truly grateful!

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Wedding: Floral Design

As the date approaches, we are…

and prepared.

Although there is still so much to do, we are focusing on the floral design this week!

I have tons of ideas and I came across this cute firm, The Little Branch, with whom I am really hoping to collaborate. This table with all of the little succulents designed by them is similar to what I had in mind.

We collected a few cool snapshots today in Malibu at the Flower Market as well.

I love the jumbo seashell stuffed with little succulents.

I am considering doing something similar with small shells and giving them as favors. I look forward to my meeting tomorrow with the floral designers!

They asked me to bring a few photos and ideas….which is partly why I came up with this post. Here are some other vessels that I am considering.

Since our colors are greens and light salmons, with deep pops of color. I think there are lots of options for us and plenty of tables to decorate.

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Candy colored chiffon

I have been looking everywhere for the perfect beachy dresses for the girls! The 3 bridesmaids in our wedding will bring a punch of color to the ceremony. While we haven’t determined a palette of colors…I am thinking of coral (or fuschia) and mint green. I am asking each friend to choose a cut they prefer in a flowing chiffon material.

1). Saison Blanche Couture 2).Eden Bridals 3). Eden Bridals

Conveniently, I found a wedding house in Koreatown near me that carries both of these brands!

Or we could go with a shortened version of the bridesmaids gown…although I have been forewarned that it gets pretty windy on the beach in Malibu around sunset…hehe.

This is definitely something that I could see myself wearing again. A black knitwear piece by Ralph Lauren. Love it.

Should this dress be an option for the rehearsal?

Here’s to making some decisions over the weekend!

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Fresh Garlands to Inspire

I love how these fresh garlands infuse the home with color and a wonderful scent. I was lucky to come across a garland designer via a mutual friend. In fact, she makes breathtaking designs like these daily.

Now she will work with us to design the garlands for our wedding. According to the Hindu tradition, both of us will wear and exchange them.

Look at this little bud bracelet below! Maybe something similar could be made as a headband for a flower girl.

I hung these other garlands in our bedroom and in my art studio. They add grace and whimsy to the rooms.

I couldn’t resist wearing one myself! The carnations below both coral with pink edges are the exact shade I am imagining…

We are coming one step closer to the wedding!

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Save the Date

BIG news…our Save the Date is ready to go!

I gathered inspiration by many designs that I saw on Etsy, but ultimately Ashish and I designed this ourselves. I loved all the great letterpress out there, but it can be really pricey.

Our wedding will have a sincere, vintage, destination type of feel.

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Wedding Inspiration: Flowers

This week, I am developing a vision for the look and feel of the wedding. As of now, everything is still wide open and it seems like we should come up with a basic palette because we will be sending out Save the Dates and bridesmaids may start hunting for dresses soon! Since we will be on the ocean, it makes sense to choose colors that will complement the gorgeous blue-greens of the ocean in the distance. So far, I have come up with silver, white, and sea green…accompanied by a potential burst of fuschia or peach.

Looking for wedding flowers has been a total eye opener. There are so many talented florists out there and I know that I want mine to be of the boutique variety. All across the city of Los Angeles I see the most gorgeous flowers. (Btw, the silver dress below is intended for the bridesmaids and the ribbon tiara could be for me!)

I’d love to collaborate with a floral designer.

Aren’t these tiny green succulents in silver cups adorable? and eco-friendly because they can be taken home after the event. Plus, they require very little water!

Finally, I flipped over this bridal bouquet, which I am thinking of making myself. I looked all over for a way to combine succulents, tulips, and orchids. I know, it’s an unlikely combination and when I found these I was soo surprised.

But seriously, I may decide to leave something to the professionals…it’s just that I have this uncontrollable itch to be hands on!

Last pic:

this is from that cutesy little boutique, The Little Branch. I am thinking we may use white spotted orchids, since we’ll be on the ocean in a beachy restaurant.

There will be more to come this week, as I find ingenious wedding blogs and vendors by the day!

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Wedding Garland

This picture caught my eye this week in the midst of wedding planning.

Two rose garlands to be exchanged in an Indian wedding ceremony in Paris. These may be exchanged along with the rings in our ceremony.

By the way, J’adore les chaises! so Parisian.

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