26Jan

Guess the Dress #1: The Bustle Bridal Boutique

By, January 26, 2015
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Who is the designer of the wedding dress shown here?

Answer: This beautiful wedding dress is on The Bustle’s own private label! If you think this dress could be “the one” for you, drive on over to The Bustle – they still have it available in store! :)

As you future brides out there know, wedding dress shopping is typically one of the most exciting things about the planning process. So to inspire your dress selection, and help showcase all of the different styles available, we bring to you our Guess the Dress series!

In each Guess the Dress post, we will test your knowledge of wedding gown designers with a quiz question, and share info about the dress featured. The quiz is just for fun and won’t go on your permanent record. But if you love the dress, it could be yours forever, because we’ll tell you where you can find it :)

Today’s featured wedding dress comes from The Bustle Bridal Boutique in Del Mar, CA! It is a sweet and simple strapless soft lace gown that features a sweetheart neckline, mermaid skirt, corset back closure and sweep train. For a touch of sparkle, and to define her waistline, the bride added a beautiful crystal and pearl embellished belt.  We absolutely love her understated and timeless look!

Along with all of the designers listed in our quiz, The Bustle also carries the popular Cymbeline and Heidi Elnora (who appears on TLC this month), as well as various others.  So, what trends can we expect to see in style this year? According to Alison of The Bustle, “here comes the sparkle,” because elaborate beadwork is hot this season. Also, look for cap sleeves, long sleeves, bateau necklines and low backs across many design collections.

With so many styles and choices available, how do you choose that perfect wedding dress? Try them on, of course :) At your appointment, “try to bring no more than 3 people,” Alison advises. “Too many opinions make it hard for brides to really focus on what it is that makes them feel beautiful.” At every appointment, The Bustle offers cakes, champagne and a cute candy bar for the ultimate “Queen of the Day” experience.  After you find your dream gown, you can take advantage of their in-house alterations, for an easy and convenient process.

Check out more close-up details of Merlot’s wedding dress, captured by our photography studio.

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See more of Merlot & Joe’s Wedding at La Costa Resort and Spa!

25Feb

La Costa Resort Wedding with Flowers by Moments in Bloom

By, February 25, 2013

Recently, we had the chance to work with an awesome couple, Ali and Matt!  This couple’s wedding was held at the newly remodeled La Costa Resort and Spa. Our Moments in Bloom designers are La Costa natives, and we love the opportunity to work at this amazing North County venue. The staff and the grounds at La Costa Resort are exceptional! Also, the garden terrace, which overlooks the pristine golf course, is a perfect place to so say “I Do”!

Ali and Matt are easygoing, and they made this wedding so much fun. Although a wedding full of out-of-town guests can be very stressful, these two kept calm and were so gracious throughout. Not to mention, Ali was finishing up school the week before her wedding. What a trooper!

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Ali and Matt wanted blush florals with a classic, romantic feel, which is of our favorite looks! Ali preferred that her bouquet be blush antique roses, with more roses to complement the design. To coordinate beautifully with her jewelry, we pinned Ali’s grandmother’s broach to the handle of her bouquet. These little details are a special touch!

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Ali and Matt’s adorable flower girl stole the show, as she placed fresh blush colored petals down the aisle for the bride’s entrance.

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Just moments before walking down the aisle with her grandfather, Ali looked like a beautiful, classic bride.

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In the back of the ceremony, we added lush garden arrangements, which were transferred to the head table during the reception.

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Our wrought iron arch is perfect for garden ceremonies. For this wedding, we added curly willow and a mixture of blush and ivory roses and lavender lisianthus.

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Ali and Matt looked amazing on their special day, and the greens in the background set a beautiful scene.

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For the reception inside the Poinsettia Ballroom, Ali and Matt wanted low centerpieces with a pop of color. We kept the same romantic blush theme but added a touch of lavender. The ballroom was set and ready for an unforgettable night!

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01Oct

A Soft, Vintage Inspired Wedding with Blush Botanicals

By, October 01, 2012

It brings us so much joy to create exceptional weddings from week to week. Every wedding is unique, and has its own look and feel. Our favorite aspect of working in the wedding industry is the complete creative freedom to design inspired works of art.

For example, we were very involved in Pranee and Mo’s creative design process from beginning to end. Although they started with ideas about the overall design and details, they wanted help executing the vision and bringing everything together. This is where we came in!

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One of the ideas brainstormed was to use a soft color scheme of peach, coral, blush, ivory and sea foam. As well, it was decided to incorporate a lot of fun and unusual textures into the design. In the images below, you can see the vintage twist added to these initial concepts, including distressed wood, mason jars and textured burlap.

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It was a beautiful day for this stunning ceremony, which took place by the golf course at the La Costa Resort and Spa. Pranee and Mo were on board with all of our creative ideas, including the asymmetrical canopy that began simply as a drawing.

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Our gorgeous deep-stained wood canopy was draped in a sheer ivory silk, and soft peach and blush blooms studded the sides and top. The florals included fragrant garden roses, large cafe au lait dahlias, fluffy stock, spray roses, standard roses and dusty miller accents.

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Fun sea-foam-tinted mason jars were tied to ivory satin wrapped shepherds’ hooks, and filled with peach and blush blooms.

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The blushing bride carried a bouquet of fragrant garden roses, soft stock spray roses, standard roses, scabiosa pods and silvery dusty miller leaves. The bouquet was held together by a layered burlap ribbon.

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A whimsical, textured, and pastel theme carried throughout the entire fabulous fête. Placed throughout the venue were soft blush and peach blooms, which were studded with organic succulents and scabiosa pods.

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Ambiance for the candle-accented, romantic reception was created through two types of centerpieces. The featured centerpiece sat atop a sea-foam green platform, which was wrapped in a textured burlap ribbon. The secondary centerpiece incorporated a distressed wood platform, and held small mason jars containing assorted rosebuds and candles.

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Florist: Blush Botanicals
Photographer: True Photography
Venue: La Costa Resort
Lighting and Décor: Concepts Event Design
Hair Stylist: Swell Beauty
Disc Jockey: Tim Altbaum Productions
Coordinator: A Diamond Celebration
Bakery: Briarmist Cakes
Videographer: NR3