Colorful Evening Rehearsal Dinner In Mexico

How fun are all of these colorful flowers and magical decorations? We can’t wait to share the gorgeous wedding with you tomorrow!

From Easton Events:

Dinner was set on the first floor in an atrium style room with an open ceiling to the stars. It was a perfectly warm November night. Lanterns, stars, and candles were suspended throughout to create a canopy of twinkling light. The night commenced with a fabulous dinner and a series of epic toasts. At the close of dinner the Bossa Nova band struck up the chords and all of the guests transitioned to the roof top lounge for a late night of dancing.

Event Design, Styling, and Production: Easton Events | Photographer: Eric Kelley | Florals, Lighting, and Rentals: Ambienta | Printed Materials & Details: The Printery | Venue – Cocktails: Casa Garcia Mazatlan | Venue – Dinner & Dancing: La Casona | Calligraphy: Ginny Rogan | Catering: La Casona | Hair & Make Up: Lora Kelley | Videographer: Videa | Bride’s Dress Designer: Agua Dulce | Bride’s Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana

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04.03.14 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

COLORFUL EVENING REHEARSAL DINNER IN MEXICO

This rehearsal dinner from Easton Events just seems like an absolute dream. The beautiful couple, Stefy and Michael, actually met in gorgeous Cabo. Since the bride, who has a travel blog, grew up Mazatlan, they knew Mexico was the perfect place to celebrate their wedding with close family and friends. Check back tomorrow for Part 2 of their colorful rehearsal dinner. We can’t wait to share even more stunning images from Eric Kelley later this week!

From Easton Events:
Michael and Stefy’s wedding was held over Thanksgiving weekend in November in Mazatlan, Mex. We at Easton had the joy of participating in their incredible weekend celebration. To kick off their Mazatlan wedding celebration, Michael’s family hosted family and friends for a truly memorable rehearsal dinner. 
 
After the ceremony rehearsal at The Cathedral, the bridal party and family were lead by a mariachi band through the town to Casa Garcia for cocktails. Drinks were passed on an array of colorful trays, brilliant embroidered pillows and linens popped throughout the space, and the escort cards were suspended on brightly colored ribbons from a gorgeous tree in the center of the courtyard. After mingling to the sound of the mariachi, the guests were lead by the musicians to La Casona for dinner and dancing. 
 
Michael and Stefy are full of palpable joy and this evening set the tone for a magical wedding celebration. We enjoyed every minute of planning and dreaming with this family for their destination fete. 

Event Design, Styling, and Production: Easton Events | Photographer: Eric Kelley | Florals, Lighting, and Rentals: Ambienta | Printed Materials & Details: The Printery | Venue – Cocktails: Casa Garcia Mazatlan | Venue – Dinner & Dancing: La Casona | Calligraphy: Ginny Rogan | Catering: La Casona | Hair & Make Up: Lora Kelley | Videographer: Videa | Bride’s Dress Designer: Agua Dulce | Bride’s Shoes: Dolce & Gabbana

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04.02.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Decorate Your Wedding with LoveFeast Shop

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We love when couples integrate interior design aspects and items from home decor into the style and design of their wedding. Using elements from your home or rentals from a company is an amazing way to create a sense of warmth and comfort for your wedding; your guests will feel like they’ve come over for a big dinner with friends rather than a stuffy wedding. If you’re looking for some amazing additions to your wedding design, we highly recommend LoveFeast Shop!

LoveFeast Shop is on online home and gift boutique curated by two friends who love inspiration, beauty, and savoring a beautiful life.  In this lovely online shop, you will find unique, high-quality items for wedding events and home decor.

Not only does LoveFeast Shop have a huge selection for you to choose from for your wedding, but it’s the perfect place to find original wedding gifts. The owners of LoveFeast Shop have gathered unique handcrafted and artistic items to inspire the giver and charm the receiver. Browse their hand picked selection of home décor, such as beautiful Velvet Plush Pumpkins, artistic handcrafted jewelry, and heirloom worthy dishware. These treasures will make thoughtful gifts and inspiring additions to your beautiful life! We adore the glamorous yet vintage feeling of all of the fun stuff that LoveFeast Shop has collected. We’re sure you will too, and one Once Wed reader will be treated to a $100 gift card and a marquee letter of their choice! Visit LoveFeast Shop and comment below to let us know which product you can envision using on your wedding day, and you’ll instantly be entered to win! This contest is now closed- thanks for entering! 

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04.02.14 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Elegant Outdoor Montecito Wedding

We loved sharing Ben and Dani’s sweet engagement session yesterday, and we’re so excited for you to see their elegant and understated wedding today. Here’s a little more from the Bride about their magical evening:

Ben and I met in Santa Barbara five years ago, and both grew up close by. Four years later Ben proposed to me on a weekend getaway in beautiful Big Sur California. Inspired by the stunning untouched Big Sur coastline and all of our memories in Santa Barbara, we knew we wanted to be married outdoors in California. We wanted a location that was naturally beautiful and characteristic of both of us. Ben owns a local, organic produce company and I work in fashion, so during the planning process, design and food were our main focus. While Ben set the menu, I designed and letterpressed our invitation suite as well most of our other paper needs.

We wanted to throw a personal and beautiful dinner party in a gorgeous location for our family and dearest friends. After we walked the grounds and stood under the one hundred year-old trees at the El Mirador Estate in Montecito, we knew it was the place for us. Our ceremony was performed by a dear friend under the oaks and enhanced with a musical duo on violin and guitar. The reception was held in the garden under the trees draped with glittering chandeliers and lights. Ben provided all of the local organic produce for the dinner that was served family style on long tables. Because the seasonal dinner was a centerpiece in itself, we accented the linen-lined tables with eucalyptus leaves, garden roses, and Spanish church candles. The estate gardens were so beautiful, so we kept the decorations organic and elegant. We lucked out with a warm late September evening, and as the sun set over dinner we watched the Los Padres mountains and the hills of Montecito glow pink and purple. After dinner we danced the night away under the trees enjoying every last drop of the magical evening.

Photographer: Kelli Elizabeth | Venue: El Mirador Estate | Lighting: Bella Vista Lighting | Caterer: Savoir Faire Catering | Coordination and Floral: Brides and Bouquets Santa Barbara | Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Bridesmaid Dresses: Diane Von Furstenberg | Flower Girl Dresses: Tutu Du Monde | Linens: La Tavola Linens | Shoes: Joie| Garter: Bridal Trousseau | Groomsmen Suits: Zara

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04.01.14 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog