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50 Shades Freed Inspiration Board

With the recent announcement that 50 Shades of Grey is turning into a movie, we decided to blog about how we felt after reading the trilogy! SPOILERS AHEAD: Don’t read ahead if you haven’t finished the trilogy!

“They have the tent set up again and beautifully decorated in pale pink, silver, and ivory with its sides open, facing the bay.”  After reading the third and final book in the Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy, Fifty Shades Freed, I was bummed that Christian and Ana’s wedding wasn’t written as detailed as I wanted it to be. We all waited for it to happen and E. L. James gave us less than 3 pages to picture it in our heads! With the little details given, my mind soared with possibilities of what their wedding could have looked like.

PinkPeonyBouquet 50 Shades Freed Inspiration Board

We love peonies, so peonies were a definite must. This pale pink peony bouquet would be perfection with its simplicity in Ana’s hands. Bouquet by: Petal Productions. Photo by KT Merry Photography

VintageMetalsMercuryGlass 50 Shades Freed Inspiration Board

Of course we’d use our own Vintage Metals and Mercury Glass to incorporate the silver into their overall design. Photos by Chris+Jenn Photos

In our bundle, we incorporated a lot of pale pinks. Using chiffon and lace we wanted to see their wedding seem effortless and timeless, something that flowed beautifully and looked simple– something easy, unlike the beginning stages of their relationship! We even incorporated some nautical signage to symbolize the boathouse proposal and Christian’s passion for sailing. To see more of what we think Ana + Christian’s wedding should look like, visit our 50 Shades Freed lover.ly bundle!

{The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

Today we have a little bit of fantastic-ness to share with you in this art-filled wedding that we collaborated on with Lindye Galloway Events and Mark Brooke Photographers.  Jen and Matt’s late summer wedding was held at The Montage in Laguna Beach, one of the most classic and elegant beach Venues our Southern California Coast has to offer.  The details here are awesome…Seriously, working with a fab group of artists on a wedding makes my day…no wait, makes my year! I love it when we get to collaborate with someone who has a vision and then let’s us run wild with our ideas…Jen did just THAT! She was such a fun and easygoing bride that had her own personal style and flare to her…Lindye and I took her personality and applied it to her wedding to make it unique, romantic, and artsy, with a touch of vintage modern elements.  Mark Brooke Photographers did a FANTASTIC job at capturing the feel of the day, I love the colors in the photos, the soft tones that they incorporated, seriously gorgeous. I love it…I love it all. So without further adieu…the beautiful evidence of this outrageously fun event!

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

Loving the mix of textures and colors that she had for the Bridesmaid’s dresses…paired with their warm ivory Bridesmaids Bouquets filled with white astilbe,  white lisianthus, vendela roses, dusty miller and gold-leafed foliage!

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

Vintage Modern gold frames and beautiful text That Lindye created…signage makes all the difference!

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

Drumstick Escort Cards…Genius!

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

My personal favorite blooms and color scheme of the year…Cafe Au’Lait Dahlias, peach garden roses, maidenhair ferns and dusty miller…love the soft palette. All held in a perfectly stained wood box to coordinate beautifully with the Market Table Runners.

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

How awesome is this vintage silverware Kraft Paper runner?

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

This was honestly one of Lindye’s shining moments as a designer, she created a HUGE wall of beautifully folded and painted music pages and suspended them behind the Band.  An amazing backdrop, so simple and beautiful…I’m sure it only took a few short hours to create…;)

 {The Montage Wedding, Laguna Beach}

Thank you to Lindye Galloway and Mark Brooke Photographers for helping to create and capture all of this gorgeousness for Jen and Matt…Congratulations!!

{The Grand Del Mar}

Matt + Navi were married at The Grand Del Mar in Del Mar, Ca.  Navi loved the Pink Peonies so we used them everywhere that we could! Her Bridal Bouquet as well as her Bridesmaids bouquets were enhanced with creamy white feather accents to create a unique and soft look.  The room for the reception was filled with golds.

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Matt and I got married in May 2010 at the Grand Del Mar Resort in Del Mar, CA.  We decided to use our wedding planner’s recommended vendor for our flowers because we knew her endorsement of a vendor came highly regarded.  That is what led us to Aly over at The Vine’s Leaf.

“Going into our initial meeting, all I knew was that I wanted to somehow include pink peonies in the wedding.   She listened to my ideas and started off by showing me a portfolio of past events she had worked on to give me some ideas then had great suggestions based on the look I wanted.  More than anything I wanted my wedding to be elegant and classic with some vintage inspirations.   She was able to help me visualize this without being pushy, we had a great collaborative first session.  She worked with my budget without compromising the look I was going for and in the end, I received bouquets that included fresh and lush peonies and garden roses for the bridal party and my bouquet had full, pink peonies with ivory feather accents, absolutely gorgeous!   The centerpieces were held in an elegant gold colored candelabrum and consisted of various pink toned peonies and beautiful garden roses.  These centerpieces were dramatic, full and the focal point of the room.  Looking back on 

our big day, my husband and I loved all of the flowers, but our centerpieces – in particular – were in a class all their own. A number of people told us they were the most elegant arrangements they’d ever seen.

Throughout the process Aly was very professional, reliable and a real pleasure to work with.  On the day of the wedding she was in and out and had everything perfect and waiting for us.  I would highly recommend Aly to anyone.  She did a fantastic job and exceeded all of our expectations !!!”

{Photography by AV Photo | www.theweddingphotog.com}

{Constance Curtis Events | www.constancecurtis.com}