After dating for eight years, when this couple got engaged they didn’t waste any time getting to the altar. With the help of their coordinator/event designer extraordinaire, Joelle Duff of A Charming Occasion, Brett and Stefanie got married at the Westlake Village Inn after just three months of planning. Using DIY projects and florals arrangements created by a friend, this bride had the bright, colorful wedding of her dreams.
See all of the details this bright pink wedding has to offer in the full gallery here, all fantastically photographed by Lavender and Twine.
Laura & Justin
The Tweed Valley provides stunning backdrops for a wedding with the rolling green hills and luscious natural backdrops, but today’s wedding takes on a holiday feel with the Thailand inspired Silk Pavilions venue. Just the ticket for the blistering hot day Mother Nature turned on for the wedding celebration.
Laura tells their story “We met in the most unlikely of places to find your soul mate: an nightclub, on the Gold Coast, on a Saturday night! I was literally love at first sight for both of us and I vividly recall saying to my girlfriend at the time “I will marry that guy” and as the saying goes, the rest is history. We have been inseparable since that night 6 years ago.”
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Ring bearer bowl – a precious accessory for the wedding day that will pull double duty to hold your rings when you take them off at night
Tribemember Beth is currently our reigning queen of proposals! Remember when she talked about big production proposals when she popped the question? Now she’s here to show us the crafty pirate-y way she proposed to her “wedding crew.”
I know most people just ask their wedding party by phone or whenever they see them next. But since my partner and I share our friends, and I’m just as likely to hang with the guys as he is to grab a drink with the gals, it seemed really strange to divide up our pals by gender.
So, instead of bridesmaids or groomsmen we’re having a Wedding Crew. Which, seeing as how 90% of us met via our Pirate Kickball League (underground/rebel pirate more than “yaaar!” pirate) we thought it was fitting to go with the pirate theme for this little project.
After their gorgeous ceremony, it was time for the reception! I just love the decorated reception space (done by none other than the Bash, Please gals) – and wait until you see their outdoor carnival! A bit more about the idea for the carnival from Lisa, The idea for the carnival came about when we joked that it would be fun to have games at the wedding. My style already leans towards whimsy, and that’s where the reception design was heading, so the carnival wasn’t too far of a stretch from there. We sort of looked into it as a joke, but it turns out that a ferris wheel is not as expensive to rent as you might think. So we went for it. We kept it a complete surprise from everyone (except my mom and dad) and nothing was better than seeing the look on our guests’ faces when we told them there was a carnival outside.