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From the event planner, Whitney:
When Lauren and Owen started planning their wedding day, they knew the overall vibe that they wanted was a very unique, loving, warm, and intimate celebration. They wanted it to have a laid-back atmosphere, yet still be magical and romantic. Last, but definitely not least, a big dance party was a must!

Design wise, they wanted their reception to be romantic and airy – to pair with the incredible rolling landscape views of the bay from the Tiburon estate that was their venue. They brought in linen draped cabanas, wood farm tables, and gold chiavaris chairs. Tablescapes incorporated lots of texture and layers, with lush, romantic blush and white florals. They had ivory lace table runners and blush napkins to bring a little color to each place setting. All were accented by an eclectic mix of modern and vintage tea lights, crystal candlesticks, and mirrored bases.

The setting at the private home was truly one-of-a-kind. Guests enjoyed their time exploring the various nooks of the property, each with equally gorgeous views. The reception was a family-style, catered meal under the candlelight and twinkle lights of the cabanas. Afterwards, everyone danced the night away t. It was a magical night!

Photography Yuliya Jul Photography | Event Planning Whitney Werts & Company |  Floral Design Scarlett and Grace | Dress Erin Cole from Jin Wang Bridal | Hair Bethany at Posh Salon | Makeup Megan Lombardi | Venue Private Property in Tiburon, CA | Catering Oz Catering | Dessert Krumbs Cakes | Rentals Stuart Event Rentals & Bright Event Rentals | Linens La Tavola Fine Linens | DJ Crum Entertainmen


From the photographer, Katie:
There is nothing quite as inspiring as a timeworn, architecturally beautiful, and historic building. The George Ballroom is just that. In finding this venue, I knew I had the perfect source of inspiration for pulling together this dusky editorial created for a 1:1 workshop. Muted hues of blush and grey were combined with aged golds to create a faceted palette that had both depth and restraint.  A floral arbour for the peaceful indoor ceremony created an incredible focal point. The table, with it’s abundant florals and muted stoneware, brushed brass cutlery, and glowing grey candles, matched the arbor perfectly. Pulling it all together was the amazing calligraphy that captured the unique elegance of the George Ballroom. An antique engagement ring perfectly complimented it all.

Photography Katie Grant | Workshop Katie Grant 1:1 Workshop| Stylist Blooming Love Events | Floral Design The Studio by Fleur | Dress Pallas Couture | Hair Kirby Hair | Makeup Carla Dyson Makeup | Venue The George Ballroom | Music Tobi Music | Calligraphy Art + Alexander | Tabletop Event Art |  Candles Creative Candles

|ad| With bridal week fast approaching, we are excited to be able to share this first look at three of the fabulous new dresses from Casablanca Bridal’s 2019 Spring Collections. We love how each of their collections is a unique reflection of the woman their lines are perfect for.  Each dress is beautifully designed, and created with luxurious materials in a combination that enhances the female figure and conjures up a different vision of what your day will be!

Casablanca Bridal’s A Hillside Fairytale Fantasy Collection 
This Collection evokes visions of soft breezes, gently rustling trees, and gorgeous sunlight. Its quiet elegance is a breath of fresh air, equally suited for a destination wedding or a luxurious ballroom.

The Clara (Style 2359) immediately makes you want to sigh with delight. Its delicate, skin-baring straps lead to an intricate, floral pattern lace on a plunging neckline that is perfection. The being on the lace that continues down the body of the dress is delicately placed to add a little sparkle without dominating.

Of course, the showstopper is the back – which everyone will see as you stand for the ceremony. The banded finish on the tulle of the mermaid silhouette is an unexpected, but wonderfully modern, touch. The delicate straps continue over and cross, revealing beautiful shoulders – and making this a dress to be admired by all!

Beloved’s Vows in Valencia Collection
The Spanish Riviera, with its intoxicating music, colorful streets, and hidden courtyards proved the perfect backdrop for this alluring collection. With bold patterns, sequined appliqués, and unique design features (like bell-sleeves, high slits and distinct lace patterns), this collection will capture the attention of brides looking for their sublime statement dress!

The Riley (Style BL288) is a gorgeous combination of classic meets boho. The strong vertical lines of the lace pattern catch your eye immediately. It is so mesmerizing that you aren’t even aware of how beautifully it accentuates her curves.

Dropping straight from the banded waist into a trailing train, these beautiful lines create an enviable elongation of height.

Dipping beautifully to the waist in the back, the Riley (Style BL288) has a wonderful way of offering demure glimpses of skin for a very dramatic effect. It has us anticipating how gorgeous the rest of this collection must be!

Amare’s Alexandria Collection
There is no question that this collection is perfectly named, since the woman drawn to these dresses is strong and confident. Whether because of the form fitting lines, or the voluminous shapes, this collection demands attention and admiration!

Regal, imposing, statuesque – we could go on and on. The flattering column of the Rose (Style C148), against the backdrop of the full skirt of the train, is sure to create a jaw-dropping entrance.

The almost totally bare back is a perfect balance to the long sleeves. This elegant dress is proof that less is not always more.

The fact that this dress is just as striking without the train speaks volumes about its design. We are also loving the button design on the long sleeves!

We wanted to share a couple of things about Casablanca Bridal that you may not know:

  • Every gown is custom made for you – in any way you like. Whether it is lengthening a train, adding sleeves to a strapless gown, changing a gown’s neckline, or changing a beadwork pattern – the possibilities are endless!
  • Since they own their own state-of the-art manufacturing facility, they can ensure that your custom gown is of the highest quality, at a truly affordable price. It also means that they have the ability to rush deliver your order if necessary.
  • Their luxurious fabrics, exquisite laces, and dazzling embellishments are sourced from around the world to bring you only the best.
  • They have been recognized in the bridal industry with multiple nominations for awards of excellence in design and service.

Casablanca Bridal, Beloved and Amare Couture gowns are available in stores across the United States, and around the world. They recommend visiting a location near year so that you can try on and view their gowns in person. They work with select full service bridal salons so that you can be provided with the personal service and attention that you deserve. This post is sponsored by Casablanca Bridal. All opinions expressed are those of the author.