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    Laid Back Fiesta Wedding

    Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com

    Today’s laid back So Cal wedding was an intimate family affair. It’s a beautiful example of how you can make your wedding represent who you are and have a small, non-traditional wedding that is both elegant and fun. Add the GATHER Events gals and their talented handiwork and breathtaking florals from Inessa Nichols and you’ve got a wedding that has both sweetness and style for days. And the food has me dying for some Whoa Nelly catering of my own!

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    Don’t you love the vibrant purple shades of the florals!? GATHER Events’ in-house floral expert, Inessa Nichols, chose punchy purples, pinks and whites in vintage brass and silver vessels to add an eclectic feel and used Jennelle’s favorite flower, tulips, for her the bouquets.

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    Jennelle’s children, Emi and Ethan served as maid of honor and best man. A multi-colored sand ceremony symbolized Dwalu, Jennelle and the children coming together as one family. They each took a color and blended the sand together into one larger vessel. This important moment was a beautiful highlight of the ceremony.

    Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com During cocktail hour, guests noshed on mini black bean tostadas with goat cheese and avocado as well as chorizo arancini with queso oaxaca and salsa ranchera. The dinner feast included pork shoulder tacos, market fish, “Spanish rice” farro and roasted vegetables. And then Whoa Nelly fried up delicious churros to accompany pasty chef Sahar Shomali ’s decadent chocolate wedding cake for dessert.

    Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com Laid Back Fiesta Wedding | Gather Events, Molly & Co Photography, Inessa Nichols, Whoa Nelly, Casa Shelter Half | ohlovelyday.com

    Laid back vibe + elegant presentation + vibrant florals = the perfect modern and fun fiesta! And I love all of those fun details from GATHER Events. Here is more from the GATHER girls about the day:

    Jennelle and Dwalu came to us with the task of finding the perfect location for their intimate wedding. They felt drawn to the idea of a laid-back Mexican-style fiesta. We incorporated Mexican design elements to complement the wedding’s south of the border menu. White papel picado dressed up the deck’s canopy; handmade paper flags and tassels garnished the guests’ margaritas and paper tassels decorated the dinner buffet. Starting with Jennelle’s favorite color purple, we developed a fresh, lively color palette to represent the couple’s joy for life and their love for one another.  Vibrant purple and turquoise pillows, throws and runners livened up the dark outdoor space.

    The couple craved a cozy, laid-back vibe that represented them as people and that was the opposite of a traditional “wedding” venue. Casa Shelter Half, a private residence in the heart of Venice, had just what they were looking for and more. When they laid their eyes on the balcony that overlooks Abbot Kinney Blvd., just steps away from the restaurant where they had their first date, they knew they had found their perfect location. Two years to the day of that first date just down the street, they said their I Dos in front of an intimate gathering of thirty of their family and closest friends. The evening could not have been more perfect! 

    Congrats to this sweet couple on their marriage and joining their family! And if you’re planning a So Cal wedding or event, take note of the vendors — they clearly did a fabulous job.

    {Vendors} Photography: Molly + Co Photography /Event Design, Planning, Signage and Paper Goods: GATHER Events / Floral Design: Inessa Nichols for GATHER Events / Catering: Whoa Nelly! / Venue: Casa Shelter Half / Rentals: La Piñata Party Rentals / Dessert: Sahar Shomali / Officiant: Jacob Jurado / DJ: Shinichi Curtis

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    Romantic Sundance Wedding

    Romantic Sundance Wedding | Jenna Bechtholt Photography

    If I had to choose just one word to describe today’s real wedding, it would have to be romantic. From the florals and the bride’s style to the rustic Sundance venue and candlelight, everything is just so full of romance. And jaw-droppingly pretty. There aren’t any photos of the ceremony because the couple had a traditional LDS ceremony inside of their temple (and photographers aren’t allowed) but it just makes the photos of the couple coming out of the temple as a married couple that much more romantic as well. And really, can we talk about that bouquet and the bride’s simple floral crown for the reception? I’m in love.  Read More »

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    Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Spring Event Inspiration

    Sustainable & Eco-Friendly Spring Inspiration | Amy Chamgagne Events & Ashley Therese Photography / Paper goods by Roseville Designs / Florals by Fleurescent / Cakes by Erica O'Brien Cakes /

    I know so many of you out there are dreaming of spring. Today’s shoot is like an early glimpse of spring, with lots of pretty and eco-friendly inspiration for your spring wedding or event. It’s perfect for a wedding, bridal or baby shower, bridal luncheon, Mother’s Day brunch…the possibilities are endless! And despite all of the pretty, the focus of the shoot was to show that weddings and events can have a minimal carbon footprint. Be sure to read the inspiration behind the shoot below, from Amy Champagne Events. Read More »

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    Santa Cruz Wedding

    Santa Cruz Wedding | Sun and Life Photography

    It’s no secret that I love living in (and featuring the weddings of) California. But one spot I’ve never visited and have always wanted to is Santa Cruz. It just seems like such a charming, idyllic beach town. Well, today’s wedding is doing nothing to quiet my wanderlust. A first look on train tracks, a beach ceremony, and a reception in a forest, all captured beautifully by Sun and Life Photography – what’s not to love?  Read More »

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    New York Vineyard Wedding

    New York Vineyard Wedding | Elizabeth Millay Photography

    After spending the long weekend with my sweetheart in Central Coast wine country, I’m in the mood for a vineyard wedding. And today’s New York vineyard wedding fits the bill perfectly. It has just the right amount of DIY, a fun atmosphere, lovely florals, and super pretty bridal attire. Oh, and a field of sunflowers.

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