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Romantic Meadowood Napa Wedding

When Coco Tran and Fleurs De France join forces, there’s no telling how gorgeous a wedding gallery will be. They’re two of our most adored talents in the industry, and when they sent along this Meadowood Napa Valley celebration, my eyes were instantly glued to the screen. It’s the little details like emerald cut engagement ring, to the the floral stationery suite by Ceci Of New York and the bride’s gorgeous glow a la Artistry By Danika that all add up into something truly special. Go ahead and see for yourself.

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Elegant

From The Bride…Chris and I met at work in FL and we were friends for a few years. We both moved to separate cities for new job opportunities (me in Chicago and him to the Bay area). We kept in touch and kindled our relationship during his work travels to Chicago. So, after a year and half of long distance I decided to make the move to San Francisco and then 6 months later we were engaged! We are truly each others best friend.

I grew up in a small beach town in Ft. Myers, FL. My family is from Buenos Aires, Argentina. My parents were both born and raised there and my sister was also born there before my parents moved to the states; so I am the first generation american. We traveled a lot growing up, and I used to spend my summers in Buenos Aires. For college, I went to Florida State University (FSU) in Tallahassee.

Chris proposed in Halfmoon bay at Ritz Carlton as the sun was setting. There was a bag piper playing as he went down on his knee which was so fitting because he is Irish. Afterwards, my family surprised me and we all celebrated together over dinner and cocktails friends. It was a magical evening.

My vision for the wedding is timeless sophistication, and elegance…The whole wedding team I assembled have executed my vision flawlessly…The day was perfect. Thank you Coco for capturing the day and details so well. We are so excited !

Photography: Coco Tran | Floral Design: Fleurs De France | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang | Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Jenny Yoo | Catering: Meadowood Napa Valley | Band: Lucky Devils Band | Venue: Meadowood Napa | Invitation Suite: Ceci Of New York | Makeup & Hair: Artistry By Danika | Planning & Design: Heather McMichen for Meadowood Napa Valley

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The Black Tux

In a quickly changing world of fashion, it seems that one thing has stayed the same for entirely too long: tuxedo rentals. But SMPers, The Black Tux is here to turn a tired process on its head. Offering gorgeous and well-made tuxedos and suits that are ordered online, delivered right to your door and perfect for your guy and his groomsmen for the big day.

The Black Tux offers beautifully fitting tuxedos and suits made from the highest quality Merino wool (available in slim and classic styles), 100% fine cotton shirts, real leather shoes and even luxe accessories to complete the look — and all of this, starting at just $95. Start to finish, the process is easy-as-can-be. Simply choose one of the site’s curated looks, or create your own, then order online and a week before your event, The Black Tux delivers a perfectly fitted ensemble right to your door. Once the big day is done, you can skip the cleaning and return it all with the pre-paid shipping label! Perfect for couples planning all the big day details, The Black Tux has a new test tux program allowing them to preview any tux or suit in the collection for a 48 hour period to make sure they’re happy with the fit, size and quality. For more info, head over here.

The Black Tux’s fit specialist team makes sure each suit out the door is perfect, and in the rare instance the fit isn’t just right, they’ll cover the cost to make adjustments or overnight a replacement. And get this — their wedding concierge service makes planning with a group of groomsmen a cinch as they’ll help build a look, fit your guys and even keep track of each order to make sure everything is set to arrive on time! Talk about convenient. For more information and to get started on your order, head over here!

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Bridal Beauty: Soft Side Braid

When you think about beauty on your big day, braids aren’t the first thing that come to mind. But with lots of lovely braids filling my Pinterest boards lately, I think it is time to reconsider. A soft side braid is the perfect hairstyle for any laid-back and romantic bride, and Jennie Kay’s impressive hair skills prove this look could be perfect for you! Get inspired by this soft side braid in the video below!

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step-1Comb hair into a deep side part. Apply a bit of smoothing paste to a small section towards the front, leaving out a few small pieces around your face.

step-2Begin braiding the hair, including sections as you go to create a french braid. Continue braiding towards the back of the head, until you’ve reached the end of your hair. Secure with a clear elastic.

step-3Take a small section at your crown and tease with hairspray and a comb.

step-4Pin the braid underneath the teased hair and then drop this section to hide the end of the braid.

step-5Use a curling wand to gently curl the small sections of hair around your face and pin these into the braid. Finish it off with texture spray.

Film: Elysium Productions  | Photography: Ruth Eileen | Hair and Makeup: Jennie Kay Beauty

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Organic Bohemian Florida Wedding

A sure sign that this couple has great style? The fact that custom designed nearly every detail of their wedding – dress, rings and farmhouse reception tables included. All true to their organic, boho, fuss-free vision, they crafted a bespoke affair that’ll have every non-traditional bride jumping straight out of her seat. Violets In Bloom came alongside to provide beautiful blooms for the occasion and Kati Rosado captured it all behind the lens.

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Winter
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Rustic

From Kati Rosado PhotographyThis small but stylish wedding is sure to leave your jaw to the floor and hearts in your eyes. Just about every detail (including Taylor’s dress and the rings) were custom designed by the bride and groom. They both have impeccable style and knew exactly what they wanted on their wedding day. Surrounded by just their closest friends and family, Taylor and Chris tied the knot at a private residence in Melbourne, Florida.

Along with Taylor’s father, they handmade every one of these wood farmhouse tables out of scrap palettes. Taylor collected china from antique stores and her bridesmaids inserted trick candles into every one of the candlesticks to make sure they didn’t blow out in case it was windy. Every detail was cohesive, impeccably styled, and truly filled with love. 

Photography: Kati Rosado Photography | Floral Design: Violets In Bloom | Bride's Shoes: Vince Camuto | Groom's Attire: Asos | Venue: Private Residence | Bridal Gown: Pearls And Roses | Chair Rentals: A Chair Affair | Headpiece: Flight Of Fancy | Lettering On Signs: Chelsea Barrett | Wedding Rings: Unearthen