SNEAK PEEK: A COLORFUL WEDDING AT REDONDO BEACH HISTORIC LIBRARY

Romantic and colorful modern multicultural wedding couple share a sweet first look.
 
Sometimes a photographer sends along a sneak peek SO good, it just needs to be shared.
Immediately.

Thank you Jenny Smith & Co. for these gorgeous photos, I’m so excited to see the rest!
But for now…
 
Beautiful bride and bridesmaids in white, peach, and mint saris carrying bold, colorful, and luxurious blooms.
 
How gorgeous are Sammy and her ladies?

I designed their colorful & luxe bouquets with their peach + mint saris in mind, but this joyful capture exceeds all my expectations!
 
Modern Sri Lankan Bride with colorful, luxury bridal bouquet, beautiful hair flowers, and a gorgeous flowing veil.
 
Sammy’s modern Sri Lankan Bridal ensemble is pretty dang perfect too.

I loved creating a modern take on a traditional headpiece and would encourage all my clients to put MORE flowers in their hair, please and thanks! πŸ˜‰
 
The cutest couple exit the church after their colorful wedding!
 
This just-married-full-of-joy photo gets me every time.
But especially when my clients are as fabulous as these two!
 
A private lei exchange on the beach featuring beautiful maile stye ti leaf lei and fragrant tuberose lei.
 
I also really love when my couples fill their wedding days with meaningful aspects of their culture + personality.

Carey’s family has a special connection to Hawaii, and so they chose to do a lei exchange on the beach following their ceremony. We even had the tuberose shipped in from Hawaii because that smell just cannot be imitated.
 
The cutest couple share an intimate moment on the beach for a private lei exchange featuring orchids, ti leaf, & tuberose following their wedding ceremony. The bride wears an ornate yet modern take on a Sri Lankan floral headpiece featuring ranunculus, spray roses, and eucalyptus.
 
Huge congratulations Sammy & Carey!
What an honor & a joy it was to fill your wedding day with beautiful blooms!
 
A joyful + just married couple lead a second line to their wedding reception!
 
Oh! And did I mention they had a brass band for their cocktail hour + a second line?
Truly a couple after my own heart.
 
 
All the Magic Makers:
Photography: Jenny Smith & Co. / Planning: Dearest & Darling Event Planning / Videography: The Byrd Sisters / Band: The Mudbug Brass Band / Hair & Makeup: J Jules Beauty / Lighting: Neptune Lighting & Events / Venue: Redondo Beach Historic Library > / Cake: King’s Hawaiian Bakery / Floral Design: Winston & Main



COLORFUL BACKYARD WEDDING INSPIRATION

Joyous bride laughing with beautiful floral headpiece.
 
This shoot came together in less than 24 hours and it was magic through and through.
All the colorful details were beautifully captured by our pal Victoria Gold Photography.
 
Supermarket cake with lots of festive flowers
 
From this super plain supermarket cake gone glam…
 
Brilliantly colorful bouquet featuring peonies, protea and ranunculus
 
To this lush + colorful bridal bouquet, which features peonies, protea, carnations, and ranunculus.

It’s reeeeeeally time to rethink the carnation hatred, mkay?
 

 
A colorful centerpiece and vintage glassware for a garden party
 
The cutest table for two.
 
Colorful bridal bouquet resting on beautiful pink vintage chair.
 
Redefining sitting pretty. πŸ˜‰
 
Mini pinata with floral crown by Winston & Main.
 
Floral crowns are for everyone.
Seriously, just add flowers. Tiny, adorable flowers.
 
Bright tabletop with cute face vase!
 
Also very into this face vase, ESPECIALLY b/c it comes in 3 different skin tones now.
 
Beautiful bride with colorful floral headpiece and bouquet.
 
All the beauty. All the boug. All the french silk ribbon.
 
Bride at colorful sweetheart table!
 
More sitting pretty.
 
A brightly colored floral garland.
 
Hope you enjoyed this cheery color explosion!
 
Wanna see more?
Check out our feature on Wedding Chicks!
And check out our portfolio!
 
 
Photography: Victoria Gold Photography / Styling & Accessories: The Blushing Bird / Dress: Jann Marie Bridal / Hair & Makeup: Belle by Brielle / Rentals: Fern and Bone / Mixologists: Cali Craft Cocktails / Floral Design + Styling: Winston & Main



DARK & DREAMY FLORAL DESIGN AT CITY CLUB

Halloween tablescape featuring dark and textural flowers, black tapers, and red and black goblets.
 
It was so much fun to collaborate with Anything But Gray Events on this dark & dreamy tablescape at City Club.

I loved playing with rich colors and lots of texture to create these elegant + elevated gothic pieces and would love, love, love to do something similar for a chic halloween shindig next year!
 
Halloween tablescape featuring dark florals, black tapers, and curious oddities.
 
Fun fact: We scored the black goblets that the arrangements are in on our honeymoon (Hello Madonna Inn!) and lots of the other oddities on the table are from my personal collection.

That’s a fancy way of saying house, y’all. They’re from my house. πŸ™‚
 
Taxidermy fox and dark forest florals.
 
Including my fabulous wedding fox. aka. my wedding gift from Gavin.
I got him a Sgian Dubh in case you’re curious!
 
Halloween Tablescape at City Club LA designed by Anything But Gray with Floral Design by Winston & Main.
 
How fabulous does Holly look sitting at her Dark & Dreamy table?
You know i love when an outfit matches a shoot so damn perfectly!
 
Haunting table design featuring dark and textural flowers, fruit, and oddities.
 
More fabulous details, fresh fruit, and beautiful stationery by Heirloom Paper Co.
 
Halloween wedding tablescape at City Club LA.
 
Dark dreams, bright skies. Because, LA.
 
Beautifully witchy halloween tablescape.
 
And that black peacock chair from Nineteen27 Vintage?
Be still my heart.
 
Black floral candelabra.
 
All about that texture.
And that amethyst I scored in New Mexico.
 
Dark and moody tablescape.
 
Moody floral design, perfect for a halloween wedding or event!
 
And yes, if you’ve read this far, and you’re even wondering…
Of course that doll head also came straight outta my dining room!
#eclectictaste #myfriendsknowmewell
 
 
Venue: City Club LA / Design: Events by Holly Gray / Photography: Andy Seo Studio, The Big Affair, Joan Fuller Photography / Papergoods: Heirloom Paper / Linens: Luxe Linen / Furniture Rentals: Nineteen27 Vintage Rentals / Snake Skin & Bones: Reptacular Animals