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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.

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    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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    Rustic Sundance Wedding

    Rustic Sundance Wedding | Logan Walker Photography on Oh Lovely Day

    The second this submission landed in my inbox, I fell in love with both the wedding and with Sundance (and I’ve never been!) I swear I can feel the warm sun and the crisp fresh air and smell the pine through the gorgeous images. It seems like the perfect place for a rustic wedding. Even better, it is a place the couple loved and where they got engaged. The adorable pup is just the icing on the wedding cake.

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    The bride says the first look was one of her favorite parts of the day and that the couple loved having those first moments just between the two of them. It also allowed for more time to spend with their family and friends later.

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    I’m sort of obsessed with these stunning yellow bridesmaid dresses. They are so modern and chic and contrast really well with the rustic setting and decor. Rustic Sundance Wedding | Logan Walker Photography on Oh Lovely Day Rustic Sundance Wedding | Logan Walker Photography on Oh Lovely Day Rustic Sundance Wedding | Logan Walker Photography on Oh Lovely Day Rustic Sundance Wedding | Logan Walker Photography on Oh Lovely Day Rustic Sundance Wedding | Logan Walker Photography on Oh Lovely Day

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    The color palette and wedding design were inspired by Sundance itself. The couple tried to bring the outdoors in for their reception, incorporating the natural color palette of the setting and adding other rustic elements and personal details.

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    Don’t you love all of the rustic details and the pops of color? The yellow and lavender, along with all the natural green is just a gorgeous combination. And the couple’s pup Trooper stole the show — such a cutie. Local to Sundance or thinking of having your own destination wedding there? Be sure to check out all of the vendors below. Congrats to Nicole and Nick on a stunning wedding and, even more importantly, on your marriage!

    {Vendors} Photographer:  Logan Walker Photography / Venue & Catering: Sundance Mountain Resort / Tuxedo and Mens Attire: BLACK by Vera Wang / Floral Designer: Foxglove Flowers & Gifts / Officiant: Rev. Anita Gordon and Rev. Craig Gordon – Utah Wedding Minister / Makeup Artist: Signaturebrides / DJ:Snappy Little Numbers / Cake Designer: Natalie Gray with The cake market / Dress Designer:Wtoo Watters (from  / Wedding Planner: Annie Kosmicki (a friend) / Rentals: Moon Light Holiday Lighting / Bridesmaid Dresses: Lulu’s in Denver, CO

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    Charming Ranch Wedding in Los Gatos

    Charming Ranch Wedding | Sun and Life Photography on Oh Lovely Day

    There are so many sweet and personal touches in today’s ranch wedding in Los Gatos. The couple infused bits of Southern charm into the details, family into their ceremony, and lots of fun and love into the day. The bride shares some meaningful details about their day that I just love.  Read More »

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