Monthly Archives: January 2013

Quirky Paris-Themed Engagement Session in California

Quirky Paris-Themed Engagement Session in California | Images by Studio Sequoia | Via Modernly Wed | 01

This is an engagement session that really captures the personalities of the couple. Captured by Studio Sequoia, Danielle and Cuong created a variety of adorable scenes for their springtime California engagement shoot. This quirky session features scenes from Paris, complete with baguettes and berets. The couple’s dog, Kaleigh, joined them for a few picnic images.

All images by Studio Sequoia
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Modern + Playful Los Angeles, California Wedding

Get ready for a whole lot of gorgeous! Captured by Kim Fox Photography, Katie and Eric were married this past June at a beautiful cultural center in Los Angeles, California. The venue, filled with modern lines and architecture, was the perfect setting for this stylish event. A color palette of gold and purple was used to accent the neutral colors of the venue. Katie and Eric completed a number of fun diy projects to make their wedding reflect their personalities. I love the gold crowns, inspired by “Where the Wild Things Are”, that everyone wore at the reception!

A few words from the bride:

Eric and I met in college and always have had a very fun-loving relationship. Although we didn’t realize right away we wanted to be together forever, we always kept in touch no matter what cities or oceans laid between us. When we decided to get married, we picked out the ring together, but I still managed to be shocked when he proposed to me while vacationing in Paris.

We love the clean lines and simplicity of the modern aesthetic so the floor to ceiling glass walls, high ceilings and the architecture of the Skirball was perfect. One of our favorite books is “Where the Wild Things Are” so we used that as a theme by framing quotes on tables and making gold crowns to add a playful and fun vibe to the party.

We didn’t want the planning of the wedding to be too stressful so with our families we did fun DIY things like spray painting bottles gold for the table numbers, creating a donation card to one of our favorite charities instead of favors, and designing and printing all paper used at the wedding. We also got vintage white Polaroid cameras so our guests could take pictures as they walked in which we turned into a memory book.

Photographer: Kim Fox Photography
Videographer: Make My Day Videography
Ceremony + Reception Venue, Catering: Skirball Cultural Center
Rentals: Modern Party Rentals
Bridal Gown Designer: Victoria Nicole
Bridal Gown Store: Mon Amie Bridal
Bridal Shoes: Miu Miu
Bridal Veil: The White Dress
Bridal Hair Clips: BHLDN
Ring Designer: Steven Hanna for Accents Jewelry
Bridal Necklace, Bracelet, Earrings: Erica Courtney
Bridesmaid Dress Designer + Store: J. Crew
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Indochino
Cake Designer: Cake Crumbs
Floral Designer: Lindy of City of Commerce Flowers
Makeup Artist: Robyn Fisher
Hair Stylist: Sylvia Wheeler
Invitation Designer: Bella Figura
Wedding Planner: Stacy Porras
DJ: Tony of Red Shoe LA
Officiant: Rabbi Jonathan Hanish

All images by Kim Fox Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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Intimate Sage + Plum Wedding in Virginia

Intimate Sage + Purple Wedding in Virginia | Images by Aaron Varga Photography | Via Modernly Wed | 01

Wow, I love the amazing table decor decor in this wedding! Captured by Aaron Varga Photography, Alisa and Tristan were married last August at a beautiful resort in Hot Springs, Virginia. They had an intimate event, inviting only their closest friends and family. A harpist provided unique music for the cozy ceremony. The bride’s favorite colors, plum and sage, were used throughout the attire and decor; a stunning combination!

A few words from the bride:

I am a wedding photographer myself and Tristan and I met at a wedding that I was shooting! Tristan and I wanted a very intimate atmosphere and we kept the guest list to family and very close friends. I designed all of the floral pieces myself and worked with the florist to make the designs a reality. I chose the colors sage and plum because they are the colors of my business (and my favorite colors!). Being a classically trained violist, music was important to me. So I hired a harpist, who was wonderful! She even played the song “If” by Bread for my processional and it couldn’t have been more perfect.

Photographer: Aaron Varga Photography
Ceremony + Reception Venue, Catering: The Homestead
Rentals: Gillespie’s Flowers and Productions
Bridal Gown Designer: Maggie Sottero
Bridal Gown Store: Bridal Beginning
Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Jewelry Designer: White Flash
Tuxedo and Mens Attire: Macy’s
Groom’s Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Cake Designer: The Homestead
Floral Designer: Gillespie’s Flowers and Productions
Makeup Artist: The Homestead
Hair Stylist: The Homestead
Invitation Designer: Minted
Officiant: Mary Ann Anderson
Harpist: Virginia Schweninger

All images by Aaron Varga Photography
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

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