By: MANGO MUSE EVENTS

One of the things I love most about weddings is that it’s a celebration of two people who love everything about each other.  Nobody is perfect, but that’s why you love them.  You love someone for all their weirdness, quirks and idiosyncrasies.  Imperfect can be just perfect.

 

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By: VERO SUH PHOTOGRAPHY

Photography by Vero Suh // Venue:  Cavallo Point Lodge // Hair and Makeup by Maria Chang // Coordinated by Jean Marks // Florals: erica rose design // Wedding Dress:  Atelier de Modistes // Band: Ray Wilcox and Shade BandAM_Blog1AM_Blog5AM_Blog6AM_Blog8AM_Blog7AM_Blog11AM_Blog14AmyMichael_T1AmyMichael_T2AM_Blog15AM_Blog18AM_Blog20AM_Blog22AM_Blog23AmyMichael_T3AmyMichael_T4AmyMichael_T7AmyMichael_T8AmyMichael_T9AmyMichael_T10AmyMichael_T11AmyMichael_T12AM_Blog25AM_Blog26AM_Blog27AmyMichael_T14AmyMichael_T15AM_Blog35AM_Blog36AM_Blog37AM_Blog38AmyMichael_T16AmyMichael_T17AmyMichael_T18AM_Blog40AM_Blog42AM_Blog43AM_Blog44

 

By: MILOU AND OLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

There are some weddings that stick with us as lovely, happy exclamation points in the chapters of Milou + Olin. Whether it’s the joy and love the couple brings to the wedding, the personal touches that made it awe-inspiring, or just the complete package that meshes so well to create the ultimate bash, these events continually raise the bar on the wedding days we’ve witnessed as photographers.

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One such wedding that will always be a favorite, is the effortlessly elegant wedding of Stephanie and John. Their venue, the Millennium Biltmore Hotel,was full of grandiose 1920′s architectural details, and their white, cream, and light purple color palate made us swoon. But the images that we loved the most were all about the bride! She was a completely effortless beauty in a Vera Wang dress, with a simple sweeping updo and sheer veil.

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Her look defines the “less is more” philosophy; she has a small silk flower accenting her hairstyle, diamond studs, and her wedding ring. She has a light “ballet pink” manicure, and her makeup is clean and fresh.

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Everything about this look lets Stephanie’s personality shine through each photograph, which is why we love it so much.

We aren’t saying every bride should forgo necklaces and flower crowns, but that each bride should take some time to think about what she wants to emote on the day of her wedding; what her bridal beauty look says about her. Stephanie looked so ethereal and elegant on her wedding day because she was comfortable and felt gorgeous in what she was wearing! And we think every bride should feel like their most beautiful self on their wedding day.

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See the rest of Stephanie and John’s wedding here!

 

By: MANGO MUSE EVENTS


Hello from Las Vegas!  We’re here for a short stint and it’s been such a long time since our last visit here that it’s been fun relearning the town.  While Vegas isn’t for everyone, it sure has it’s own big personality!  Which leads us to this week’s Wedding Wednesdays Q&A: My fiance and I just got engaged and we’ve started talking about the wedding.  After some discussion, we think we want to elope.  We know it’s not the norm, but it just seems so much easier, laid back and intimate.  What do you think?  Are we crazy? Will we regret not having the big wedding?

No, I don’t think you are crazy!  Having the big wedding isn’t for everyone just like eloping isn’t for everyone.  The question is what do you want?  I’m sure you’ve talked it through (and if you haven’t you should discuss it seriously), but you are obviously still a little unsure.  Before you make your decision, take a moment and think about your friends and family.  Consider for just a moment and make sure that you won’t be sad if your mom isn’t there or your uncle or your best friend or whomever you are closest to in your life.  You don’t want to look back and wish you’d done it differently.  On a side note, if you find that there are a few people you do want there,  you could do a tiny wedding instead which will still be easy, laid back and intimate.

If you feel comfortable doing it on your own, then I say go for it.  As I said before, eloping is not for everyone, but for those who it is right for, it’s really something special.  You’ll be doing something for love, for just yourselves.  Eloping is not about everyone else and what everyone else wants.  It’s about enjoying a time, a moment, and an experience with just the one you love, and that is special.

 

By: VERO SUH PHOTOGRAPHY

Photographer:  Vero Suh // Ceremony and Reception Venue:  Flood Mansion // Florals:  Kathleen Deery Design // Bride’s Getting Ready Location:  Westin St. Francis Hotel // Bride + Bridal Party Hair:  Dry Bar Union Square // Cake:  Fillmore Bakeshop // Bride’s Dress:  Amy Kuschel // Groom’s Suit:  Banana Republic



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By: MANGO MUSE EVENTS

Our inspiration this week is simple and powerful, love without limits.

By: VERO SUH PHOTOGRAPHY

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By: MILOU AND OLIN PHOTOGRAPHY

We love the unexpected! Steve and Heather’s wedding was full of lovely classic details, but it packed a punch when set at the hip Mulvaney’s B&L Restaurant and Event Space in the artsy Midtown Sacramento. Wait until you see more of this Sacramento wedding!
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Devine Gelateria was a fun detour from the wedding festivities – and who doesn’t want to have some gelato on their wedding day?

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By: VIVAN SACHS PHOTOGRAPHY

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We had a great time covering Julie and Mike’s special night this past weekend and excited to share some teasers from their wedding!

jm4They looked so amazing in the traditional Korean outfits for their Paebaek, a Korean wedding ritual where the groom’s family formally accepts the bride into their family.

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VENUE \\ The Ranch Golf Club
FLORAL DESIGN \\ A Hanna Design
MAKEUP+HAIR \\ Joli de Jackie
VIDEOGRAPHY \\ fotomokio
PHOTO BOOTH \\ The Pink Shutter
DJ \\ Big Fun DJ
CEREMONY BAND \\ Garden Strings
LINENS \\ Fine Linen Creations

By: MANGO MUSE EVENTS

While some people are really into following celebrities, I’m not really one of those people.  Celebrity gossip isn’t my thing, but I do pay attention to weddings as sometimes there can be a nugget of inspiration or an interesting trend to discover.   One of the things that I think gets the most attention besides the ring is the wedding dress.  I recently came across Olivia Palermo’s very non-traditional take on a wedding dress which I thought was kind of awesome.  Instead of a dress, she opted for separates and wore a sweater, shorts and a sheer skirt.  Totally different, a bit more casual, probably very comfortable and still very chic.  Doesn’t she look great?  And you can do it too!  If you are shopping around and aren’t finding anything you like or you just want something different, consider stepping outside of the wedding dress world.  Separates can be a great way to wear something unique, be fashion forward and also potentially save you a good chunk of money.