At Couture Events we love the classic, old Hollywood glitz and glamour style so we partnered with Joielala Photography to bring you Vintage Glam Inspiration. This is one of our favorite inspiration shoots yet. We wanted it to be stunning and timeless. We’re talking feathers, sequins, pastels, and red lips! Mmm… it all came together perfectly!

This shoot was also featured on Style Me Pretty!

You can also see more photos on the Joielala Blog and Kelli Murrys Blog!

The incredible florist is Sally Preston from Exquisite Blooms.  She created some stunning pieces incorporating drama and glamour into each bouquet and centerpiece. She used a mixture of white hydrangea, lilies, peonies, spray roses, blush roses, dark purple mini calla lilies, pink stock, and large gorgeous gardenias to create the old Hollywood vintage glam look. She accented these beautiful pieces with white ostrich feather plumes and tied the bouquet with a vintage sequin trim to complete the look.

Our stationary was hand made by Suzy Lee from Dear Darling.  She hand calligraphered each piece- invites, menus, and escort cards. The invites were each hand tied with a pink velvet bow. Calligraphy is a very personal and timeless way of involving an old fashioned art into your special day.

Our models are not models at all.  We used a real couple for this shoot.  They are recently married and were happy to help us out. Our bride, Kelly Murray is also head designer for Jedidiah Clothing Company.  She is beyond creative and I was so honored to have her and her hubby there as our models for the day.

Liz Law, a SoCal jewelry designer, created two necklaces especially for this inspiration shoot. The first is the Queen for a Day necklace with a heavy gold vintage chain and cascading threads of gold-rimmed Swarovski crystals. The second is called Lady Love. This necklace is deliciously feminine and romantic. A faceted Swarovski crystal sparkles in between two gold-brushed leaves. We used the Divine earrings from Liz to complete the look.

The hair accessories were provided by Rachel Larraine.  Each of her pieces are handmade and one of a kind. The chenille-dotted birdcage veil was perfectly matched for our old Hollywood glam theme and one of our brides favorite pieces. She can custom make the feathered hair accessories for everyday, engagement photos, bridesmaids, or for the big day!

Locations: Vigilucci’s in Coronado provided the perfect space for our tablescape. It is the perfect private ballroom space for rehearsal dinners and receptions.

We then moved on to Babycakes. It was one of our favorite cupcake shops in San Diego for more wonderful inspiration (ok…  We did end up having a cupcake or two).  Babycakes is an eclectic and unique bakery. They specialize in cupcakes but also make spectacular wedding cakes.

Horton Grand Hotel provided the perfect backdrop for our getaway inspiration complete with a Rolls Royce and vintage suitcase. The bride changed into her getaway honeymoon dress made by one of our favorite Etsy designers, Sarah Seven.


Coordination: Couture Events

Photography: Joielala Photograpy

Florist: Exquisite Blooms

Jewelry: Liz Law Jewelry

Hair Pieces: Rachel Larraine

Stationary: Dear Darling

Hair: Christine Colwell,

Make up: Dana Marie, Think Pink Makeup Artistry

Linens: A Perfect Table

Wedding Gown: Brides own: San Patrick

Getaway Dress: Sarah Seven

Shoes: Badgley Mischa

Locations: Vigilucci’s RestaurantBaby Cakes, and Horton Grand Hotel

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