Rime Arodaky Wedding Dresses 8211 SpringSummer 2015

We’re continuing on our quest this Monday to provide as much wedding dress inspiration! From Anna Campbell gowns this morning to the brand new Spring Summer 2015 range of wedding dresses from French designer Rime Arodaky, we’re in love with the long sleeves, the short hems and everything in between…

From Greg Finck Photography: “Rime Arodaky is one of the lead French bridal designer, with a showroom in Paris, and stores all over France, the UK, and Belgium. You can also find some of her gowns online. Rime Arodaky has gotten into the habit of shooting two campaigns per year. One in September for her main bridal collection, and the other one around Christmas to launch her spring/summer collection with exclusively short dresses.

This year, Rime had made a point of shooting that SS campaign on film only. It was a bold choice for a designer, as a fashion shoot is usually all about controlling the result in live on a computer, and shooting again and again until the right pose is achieved. But Rime made a point that she wanted all of her campaign shot in natural light, on film only. She wanted the film to enhance the texture of her dresses, the details of the lace, and the authenticity of the grain and models’ skin tones. We rent a studio bathed with natural light for the occasion, and all we got at the end of the day was around 50 rolls of film, without seeing any image except some polaroids.

This was definitely a bold choice for a designer to make, but the result justifies the cost. This definitely bring a fresh touch to the bridal designer landscape, and Rime continues being a pioneer in the campaign she launches. This is Rime Arodaky‘s Spring/Summer 2015 new campaign.”

Greg Finck Photography

Greg Finck Photography

Greg Finck Photography

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Greg Finck Photography

Greg Finck Photography

Greg Finck Photography

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Greg Finck Photography

Greg Finck Photography

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Greg Finck Photography is a Wedding Sparrow approved vendor and proudly part of the Fine Art Curation. You can see more of his beautiful work here.

Vendor details

Photography: Greg Finck Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Dresses: Rime Arodaky | Flowers and accessories: Lily Griffiths | Hair and makeup: Diane Servant

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Bridal Event What8217s your Something Blue in Palo Alto

Will you be at the What’s Your Something Blue bridal event in Palo Alto? We hope so, because we’ll be there!

In addition to a wonderful night of bridal prettiness (as if that isn’t enough!) there will be pampering, cocktails, and tons of friendly Bay Area wedding vendors to make friends with. We’re especially excited to be there and help Something Blue capture fun photos of all the guests, vendors, and bridal inspiration with our app. Be on the lookout for tons of photos to follow!

AND Something Blue will have the honor to be the first in Northern California to unveil Vera Wang’s 2014 bridal collection. So you’ll be in for a sweet surprise. Yes, you heard us right. You could be there when Vera Wang’s gorgeous new line of bridal gowns are debuted.

So you’re dying to go now, right? Well luckily we have all the info for you, and we hope you’ll join us in this night of fun bridal fashion and inspiration! It’s coming up soon, so make sure you buy your tickets and RSVP today

Inspiration board via Burnetts Boards.

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Outdoor Bridal Inspiration in a Ball Gown

Wow! We can hardly believe it is already 2016. It was just a short time ago Wedding Sparrow began and we are beyond thrilled and grateful for our sweet readers’ support and love. We vow to continue to provide the most beautiful, stylish, meaningful, and thought-provoking wedding inspiration to our newly engaged couples and industry-folk. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts and we look forward to our rebrand and entirely brand new site coming SOON! If you want to see Wedding Sparrow’s BEST real weddings of 2015, click here, and if you’re looking for Wedding Sparrow’s BEST inspirational posts, click here…

Now on to today’s stunning and ethereal estate shoot in Malibu by film photography extraordinaire, Sally Pinera. How stunning are these textures and delicate details like the china, tablescape decor, and gorgeous silk ribbons by Silk and Willow? We can’t possibly describe all of the thought behind the gorgeous design and awe-inspiring location, so read below from designer Nancy of So Happi Together…

From Nancy from So Happi Together: “The inspiration for our shoot comes from the couples that we actually work with – stylish, fun-loving, working professionals who want to throw a fabulous party to celebrate their union. They keep their guest count limited to the people who know and love them as individuals and as a couple. For this reason, they want to be sure to spoil each of their guests and keep the good food, good drinks and good times rolling well into the night and early morning. A private estate provides the perfect space for such a soiree, especially when it comes with a stunning view of the Pacific.

While our couple has a definite sense of style and taste, they hire a planner (Nancy Park of So Happi Together) to creatively design and seamlessly execute the styling and coordination of their special day. Being busy professionals, they trust their vendors to produce a day that will reflect their personalities and aesthetic. They also want to enjoy a day (or even a week!) of not feeling so busy. They want their wedding day to be an escape from the hustle and bustle of the everyday, for themselves and all of their guests. With this in mind, a color palette is chosen with soft soothing lavenders, cool refreshing marble grays, and muted dusty blues that reflect the calming ocean views.

Every detail of the wedding is thoughtfully designed to provide guests with the feeling of luxurious comfort and escape. And of course, they have hired a film photographer to perfectly capture the essence and moments of the day. They appreciate the art and timeless beauty of film and trust Sally Pinera Photography with their vision.

The ceremony takes place on a helipad at The Malibu Rocky Oaks Estates and Vineyards, which provides an unobstructed view of the famous Malibu canyons. A "field" of lavender, provided by floral designer Heavenly Blooms, lines the edge of the helipad and creates a serene and natural backdrop for their wedding vows. Cross-back vineyard chairs (provided by Town and Country Rentals) are a nod to the vineyard on property and all of the other Malibu vineyards that the ceremony site overlooks. Even the pads on these chairs are custom dusty blue linens from La Tavola Linen.In contrast, the cocktail reception has clear views of the ocean and is sprinkled with inviting lounges provided by Found Vintage Rentals. Guests mingle poolside and receive their escort cards, which are boxed in beautiful glass and brass jewelry boxes. Each hand calligraphy name card is adorned with fresh blooms and acts as a work of art for guests to take home. They incorporate the crest that the couple had designed for their invitation suite by designer and calligrapher, Red Letter Day. This alludes to the fact that each individual guest is really considered family to our happy
couple.

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The marble-top dining table, also provided by Found Vintage Rentals, is the perfect foundation for the gorgeous floral arrangements provided by Heavenly Blooms and vintage place settings by Casa de Perrin. The arrangements are grounded by a hand-dyed silk runner and surrounded by hand-made French gray taper candles in vintage brass holders and assorted specialty votives provided by Modest Peach.

Each place setting is adorned with a mini bouquet of the bride’s favorite flowers, tied together with hand-dyed silk ribbon, which naturally cascades across the vintage china.All paper goods incorporate some sort of hand calligraphy by Red Letter Day. The menus and main invitation have silver-foiled bevel edges. And a collection of color-coordinated, vintage stamps are used for mailing. The cake and desserts mimic the serene marble details of the tablescape and has some of their favorite desserts like French macarons and delicate mini meringues dusted with gold foil.

The bride herself has her wardrobe beautifully styled by Wilmarose Orlanes. Her Samuelle Couture gown has layers of romantic tulle that match the overall decor and color scheme. Her accessories are from Styled by Two’s Company, with shoes by Jimmy Choo and bridal clutch by Deux Lux. Hair and Makeup provided by Regina and Jazmine, respectively, for the Halycon Agency. The groom’s attire is provided by The Black Tux.

Of course, the couple has to end their evening in style, so they have a vintage Rolls Royce (provided by Classy Chassis) decorated with matching floral garlands to act as their getaway car. A perfect end to a perfect celebration.

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Vendor Details

Photography: Sally Pinera | Event Design: So Happi Together | Gown: Samuelle Couture | Ribbon: Silk and Willow | Speciality Tabletop Rentals: Casa De Perrin | Floral Design: Heavenly Blooms | Hair & Makeup: Halcyon Agency | Groom Attire: The Black Tux | Vintage Car: Classy Chassis Rentals | Venue: Malibu Rocky Oaks | Brides Accessories: Style By TC | Cake and Desserts: Sweet and Saucy Shop | Candles: Creative Candles | Chair and Lighting Rentals: Town and Country | Linen Rentals: La Tyvola Linens | Speciality Furniture Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Calligraphy & Stationery: Red Letterday | Wardrobe Styling: Wilmarose Orlanes

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DIY Photo booth fun for every wedding

Who doesn’t love a little entertainment at the wedding reception? While you’re off taking your own photos as a married couple, why not provide your guests with a fun activity that will have people laughing and goofing off all night. A photo booth is the perfect solution!

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Want to have a photo booth at your wedding but don’t want to spend a lot of money on props? I found this great DIY on Beautiful Matters, including free printables! Easiest DIY you’ll every do – really. All you have to have is card stock paper, markers, glue, and wooden craft dowels or skewers!

Print out your printables on card stock paper and start decorating. You can even use colors that match your wedding’s color scheme to make everything more cohesive. I added glitter to a few of my props and it made them really stand out.

One you’ve finished decorating, cut out the drawings and glue them to your craft dowels.

And that’s all there is to it! I used the yarn wrapped vase I made a few weeks back to display all my props.

Speaking of wedding photos, begin shameless plug here… At Wedding Party, we have an awesome app that you can use to capture all of the amazing photos that you guests take at your wedding! Let your guests have fun taking photos and interacting with each other on the app, and best of all – you get to see all of the photos and notes they leave for you on your own personalized wedding website! Sounds too good to be true, right? Check out more details on our website.

Will you be having a photo booth at your wedding? Tell us what you think!

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Hong Kong engagement shoot

With engagement season on it’s way out (any Valentine’s proposers out there?!), some couples are deciding on whether or not to have an engagement shoot as part of their wedding photography package. If there’s one thing that I felt was money well spent during our wedding planning it was our e-shoot. An excuse to get in front of the camera? No Sir! I was terrified! And that’s exactly why it was worth it. I needed time to get used to having a camera in front of my face. I needed to get used to receiving direction from a photographer and what they expected from me. And most of all, learn to relax in front of the camera (I’m still working on that one)…

This dreamy Hong Kong engagement from Nadia Hung uses different locations to add layers to the story. From Nadia : “Kamy and Neil will be getting married in Vancouver this summer but since they both live and work in Hong Kong, they wanted to do their engagement session at their favorite places.”

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Photography ~ Nadia Hung

Vendor details

Photography: Nadia Hung | Film lab: Richard Photo Lab

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