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I love me a good timeless wedding and this one has got that classic vibe in spades. First off, can we talk about the bride’s insane Amsale dress? The texture, the full skirt and sweetheart neckline paired with a long veil is perfection.
Paired with a loose and natural bouquet by A Beautiful Day with eucalyptus, garden roses and astrania, the texture compliments the dress perfectly.
Of course, the bridesmaids are looking perfectly classic too and are wearing long taupe dresses by Monique Lhuillier.
The ceremony was held at Birnam Wood Golf Club which has a stunning back drop of the Santa Barbara mountains. Two simple urns filled with soft blooms flanked the couple as they said, “I do.”
The soft and neutral palette continued at the reception with mint julep cups filled with white dahlias, roses, eucalyptus and olive branches.
A band played for the bride and groom’s first dance and continued with the elegant and timeless tone of this wedding. Thank you to Patrick Moyer for sharing these absolutely stunning photos!
I love when brides carry a colorful bouquet on their wedding day, so this week I thought it would be fun to do one in my favorite color, green.
For this bouquet, I used viburnum, blueperum, bunny tail, poppy pods, and green trick dianthus. To make the bouquet, start with a mix of the main flowers, placing them at different levels. Once your bouquet is a nice shape, wrap the stems with floral tape. Then use either ribbon or a piece of linen (as I’ve done here) and use floral pins to hold it in place. You can add a criss-cross detail with jute or keep it simple and leave it as is. And to see all Flower Chic posts click right here.
As much as love big splash of color, I’m continuing this week with another very lady-like palette, camel & taupe. I love the idea of mixing in some camel leather on the tables (how hot would a runner be?) and if you’re feeling like making this color combo really pop, how about adding in some sequins??? So would you rock this pretty color combo?
I’m obsessed with clematis (if you couldn’t tell) and this dark burgundy type is simply gorgeous.
To construct this bouquet I started with a bunch of geranium which acts at the base for the flowers. Then I layered on top the clematis, hellebore, muscari and ranunuclus.
I tied off the whole bouquet with a piece of taupe linen to keep the look loose and natural. Would you consider a cascading bouquet for your wedding day? And to see all Flower Chic posts click right here.
Last week I declared there to be no more romantic place in the world than Italy…and this week I’m re-declaring it true as we escape to an area known as Cinque Terre in the Liguria region of Italy (also a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The five little towns and villages which were originally only connected by small trails (now you can visit all five via railway), are home to some of the most breathtaking views in the Mediterranean. Characterized by their “case torri” (or tower houses) and waterfront locations, this area of the world happens to be my all-time favorite travel destination, and a look at the southernmost village of Riomaggiore will explain why.
Everyone stops to take in the view, even the locals. I wonder what they’re thinking as they gaze out onto the sea?
Here are my picks for the best in where and what you should sleep/eat/see:
Sleep: Your best bet in accommodations is to stay at a local apartment or bed and breakfast. My favorites? La Scogliera and Alla Marina…both are known for their comfortable beds, amazing service and views. Alla Marina is a bit more modern than La Scogliera, but either provides a level of charm unmatched anywhere in the world.
Eat: Cappun Magru in casa di Marin…located in the little village of Groppo di Riomaggiore (just outside of the main town), this restaurant is arguably the best in the region. The restaurant is known for it’s local seafood, delicious wine, and outstanding service…but I couldn’t get enough of the adorable husband and wife owners. Boun Appetito!
Until next week…Ciao!