Trendy Wedding Ideas with Marble, Quartz, Calligraphy, and more!

As wedding season was quickly approaching I knew creating a beautiful shoot just had to be done. My thought was to focus on the 2016 wedding trends and so I teamed up with Heather Puhek, owner of Petals & Stones and hair and makeup stylist for Beauty and the Beach, to start the planning process. We were inspired to highlight bridal fashion and trending aesthetic inspiration. We of course had to include the Pantone colors of the year, Rose Quartz and Serenity, but chose to loosely use them throughout to add a different design spin. The other top wedding trends we highlighted are… Lose, organic floral arrangements and bouquets. Seasonal flowers with a variety of textured foliage is still on trend, as well as foraging. We loved using giant artichoke leaves as well as fragrant jasmine and the popular protea and air plants. There is also emphasis on pushing creativity with displays. Paige Schmitt, The Mad Florist, helped achieve this look with her amazing talent and style! For our shoot, we chose stylish gowns from top designers Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige, Eve of Milady, and Badgley Mischka. Think lots of lace and floral applique this year! With Mary Me Bridal’s stylist, Hope Stanley’s expertise the choices are flawless! We always love styling with Sundrop Vintage pieces. For this shoot we chose their furniture pieces that would best compliment the Pantone colors of the year and they did! The Woodard Collection for the bar lounge makes me smile - big! Their vintage plates with delicate rose quartz details and serenity goblets were the perfect pair.

Cakes are truly an art form in themselves, especially when it comes to those made by Maria, owner of RooneyGirl BakeShop. With multi-layered cakes on trend, each layer offers itself to a separate expression in style, mixing and matching colors and textures and making sure each tier counts. Think of it as each tier as having its own personality. We incorporated crystals, quartz, and geodes as well as copper and marbled fondant. Maria incorporated all of these elements into her incredible design and brought our vision to life, impeccably! When it comes to paper goods in 2016 consider shine and texture with gilded calligraphy, always calligraphy, in copper or gold tones. Calligraphy remains a strong trend, that we don’t see going anywhere anytime soon. Who doesn’t want pretty and romantic lettering on their invitations?! Darla Vietti, Darla Marie Designs, chose copper and rose quartz to use in our lovely invitation suite. Marble is also trending and adds cool tones and textures. We used cut pieces of marble to display our menus and place cards. Adorned with copper calligraphy by Pirouette Paper. We anticipate copper accents popping up more this year in addition to the ever popular rose gold. Beauty and the Beach was onsite to get our models glammed! Natural and romantic are still the buzz in bridal hair and makeup. Braids are still in and are becoming more intricate, so we created a one of a kind braided up do, and multi braid fishtail as well as accentuating some amazing natural curls! In makeup matte and long lasting are replacing sticky high gloss lips. We opted for bright springy colors for a cohesive look. The rest of the makeup was kept soft and nodded to the 2016 Pantone colors.

Even though gold and rose gold are holding their own in jewelry, many brides are still opting to simply echo the details highlighted in their dresses. Petals & Stones provided all the beautiful sparkle that served as the icing on the cake so to speak! Statement earrings, bracelets bold brides are still stacking and always, always a hair accessory! Personalized food and signature drinks are such a fun way to add creative details to your wedding. We absolutely loved how Colette’s Catering used the Pantone colors of the year in their bite sized appetizers and desserts. The Cocktail Concierge created delicious concoctions to highlight the Pantone colors also. Why not start your celebration with pre-ceremony libations? In 2016 it’s all about the textures and patterns for linens. Luxe Linen had the perfect pieces and sparkles to complete our look. -Amy of
All In The Detail Design

Team of Wedding Pros: Photography: Kristina Adams Photography | Planning & Design: All In The Detail Design | Rentals: Sundrop Vintage | Cakes: RooneyGirl BakeShop | Videography: Miguel Garcia | Jewelry: Petals and Stones | Bar Services: Cocktail Concierge | Bridal Salon: Mary Me Bridal | Catering: Colette's Events and Catering | Venue: Muckenthaler Mansion in Orange County | Florals: The Mad Florist | Beauty: Beauty and the Beach | Gowns: Badgley Mischka, Jim Hjelm by Hayley Paige, Eve of Milady | Stationery: Darla Marie Designs | Calligraphy: Pirouette Paper Company | Linens: Luxe Linen | Film Processing and Scanning: The Find Lab

Fantastic Beasts Meets Harry Potter Wedding Inspiration

Today is a pretty magical day for those of us who are Harry Potter fans — Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them comes out in theaters tonight (opening day Friday)!! There’s a reason this franchise from J.K. Rowling resonates with so many of us — that sense of adventure + mystery is so thrilling + enchanting… So today we’re sharing some wedding inspiration based on the new movie + other fan favorite details from the book series, thanks to Jamie Jo Designs!

Here’s what she had to say about the shoot Step into the magical world of Harry Potter and imagine yourself witnessing a marriage between a Slytherin and a Gryffindor (gasp!). Having grown up reading every book and watching every film as a generation, we can’t help but have a long term connection with this enchanted series. Floating candles, a full feast spread across a long table, and Hogwarts acceptance letters plunging out of a fireplace are just the start of the details we thought would enhance this experience. At the very end you will see our bride and groom take off to their honeymoon via, what other than, a Portkey. This portkey will transport them in time to their next magical destination. Take a journey with us into the Forbidden Forest and see for yourself a wonderful and very inspired shoot taken from one of the biggest series of all time. 

Ready to be whisked away to this fantastical world? Let’s see all the magic captured by Nicole Leever Photography!

photography: Nicole Leever Photography // venue name: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Club, Mission Viejo, California, USA // event design: Jamie Joe Designs // planning: (Wardrobe Stylist) Little Wing Styling // florals: The Mad Florist // wedding dress: Lian Carlo // wedding dress boutique: Mon Amie Bridal Salon // hairpiece: Gasoline Alley Costumes // bride's ring: Gasoline Alley Costumes // makeup artist: Megan Muchow // groom attire: B Spoke // videography: Storytime Motions // calligraphy: Hello Kenna Co // handmade details: Lark Rising Embroidery // cake: Rooney Girl Bakes // desserts: Rooney Girl Bakes // furniture rentals: Party Pieces by Perry // models: Megan Muchow and Cory Tomlinson

‘Til Death Do Us Part: a Wedding in a Cemetery

In honor of Halloween, we’re sharing an eerie sort of editorial today… Marrying exquisite beauty with a morbid + morose reminder, this ’Til Death Do Us Part styled shoot is other worldly. Designer + planner Vanessa Michelle Co. wanted to explore the polar opposites of life and death, highlighting the fact that you can’t have one without the other. To set the scene, she and her team of creatives headed to Mountain View Cemetery in Altadena, California.

Vanessa shares Tones of black, textures of velvet, ravens, ghost chairs, lace, and vintage silver served as our main pieces. Adorning all of it with a gauzy material truly brought this styled shoot to life. After I got this idea in my head, I couldn’t shake it – all I could envision was a gorgeous black wedding gown whisking across headstones… Photographer Lorely Meza totally captured that vision!

We’re *dying* to see these photos… Let’s take a look, shall we?

photography: Lorely Meza // venue name: Mountain View Cemetery, Altadena, California, USA // event design: Vanessa Michelle Co. // planning: Vanessa Michelle Co. // florals: Robinson's Flowers // wedding dress: Tony Ward // wedding dress boutique: Panache Bridal Costa Mesa/Beverly Hills // hair stylist: Adrienne's Artistry // makeup artist: Makeup by Aracelis Ferrer // groom attire: Friar Tux // groom's shoes: Friar Tux // paper goods: Jasmin Michelle Designs // cake: Rooney Girl Bakes // tabletop rentals: Dish Wish-Laura Clausen // furniture rentals: A1 Rentals // linen rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen // models: Danielle Cormalis and Julio Aguilar