Ann + Clint's Artistic DIY Wedding

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Ann + Clint are two of the coolest, most artistic people I’ve met, and their wedding was no different! Ann is a graphic designer with art featured in places like Design Love Fest. A laid-back Texas affair with the most romantic details will always be a “yes” from me!

Amazing photos by Laura Dart!

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The simplicity of A+C’s ceremony space still makes me swoon. Sometimes, less really is more!

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All the cozy vibes for A+C’s stunning dinner. These wallhangings were made by Ann herself, inspired by Block Shop!

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Megan + Lindsay's Simply Sweet Wedding

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Megan and Lindsay’s wedding was the sweetest vintage-inspired day. Megan was my roommate in college, and I was beyond excited to plan this with her and the love of her life, all while being a bridesmaid. It was overflowing with romance, greenery, and happy tears!

Stunning photos by Austin-based Rick Cortez.

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I always recommend my couples do a first look. It’s a nice, intimate moment for them to share, and also means they get to enjoy the cocktail party! Every couple should of course do what feels right to them, but I always suggest a first look.

Side note… aren’t the elbow details on Lindsay’s suit amazing??

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So many happy tears were shed at M+L’s wedding. The brides cried, the guests cried, I cried. So much love!

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The venue had a policy of no music after 9:00 PM, so everyone partied with a silent disco!

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Kristen + Colin's Colorfully Minimalist Wedding

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I had such a blast coordinating Kristen and Colin’s colorfully minimalist wedding. Every detail was so intimately “them”, from pies made by their loved ones, all the way down to their tables being organized by favorite dates they’ve had! I am so happy for them and was honored to be part of their day.

Special shoutout to Laura Ford for these amazing shots and all of the other incredible vendors we worked with, listed at the end.

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The Ruby Street is one of my go-to venues for LA weddings!

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How stunning is this dress from Lovely Bride LA?!

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One of the sweet ways K+C wanted to remember their special day by.

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The sweetest newlyweds!

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Delicious food catered by one of my favorite vendors, Fundamental LA.

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One of my favorite accents at Ruby Street is the customizable letter board out front. You can put your names or wedding hashtag for guests to see upon arrival!

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Another favorite moment from K+C’s wedding were the pies made by friends and family to serve with Carmela Ice Cream (some of the best ice cream in LA, you’re welcome in advance).

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Saint Valentine

We’re at it again for another round of playlists inspired by our favorite interiors. If you missed the last one, be sure to pop over to Copenhagen Mule. I’ve partnered again with my favorite music renegade and BFF, Andrew Oliver. This time, we’re back just in time for Cupid to make his debut with tunes inspired by this funky bedroom by Kelly Wearstler!

If you don’t know me, here’s a fun fact: I’m obsessed with Kelly’s work. I’ve been a long time fan of her use of color, pattern, texture, shape, and pretty much anything she even glances at. When I saw this Beverly Hills guest house she remodeled, I knew it was going to be the perfect fit for our February select.

This time we’re staying parked right here in Sunny Los Angeles, but have a playlist inspired by and fun and romantic staycation. As with the last design, this is a little bit disco so this playlist is perfect for jumping on the bed, laughing out loud, mixing up a love potion, then finally crashing into your high thread count sheets!

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Love Potion Recipe:

FOR THE BLACKBERRY SYRUP

  1. 1/3 cup blackberries, plus 8 more for garnish

  2. 1/3 cup water

  3. 1/3 cup sugar

FOR THE COCKTAIL

  1. 1 bottle of prosecco or champagne ( We like Veuve!)

  2. 1/2 oz of Gin (We Like Drifter!)

In a small saucepan, bring the blackberried, water and sugar to a boil. Turn to low and let simmer for 10 minutes. Strain blackberries and let syrup cool. Add 2 tbsp. of syrup to the bottom of each glass. Top with champagne, gin and add in a sprig of thyme and 2 blackberries!

Adapted from Lark & Linen

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I’ve also included a little ‘get the look’. Pop on over to my Pinterest to shop the look below:

Shop the look
 

Copenhagen Mule

One of my favorite things to do when designing is to think about how your senses will be affected in a space. Not only what it looks like...but how does it smell? What does it feel like? What is the soundtrack to the space? This got me thinking - how can a design inspire music and vice versa?

Long gone are my days scouring the internet for music blogs with the latest and greatest. Cue, my best friend and collaborator, Andrew Oliver.. Andrew is a non-profit professional by day and an undercover music renegade by night. This man knows how to curate the perfect playlist! 

Since we’re always on the hunt for design and new music we figured we should marry the two.  Together, we bring you the first of our monthly playlists influenced by the concepts and style of spaces that inspire us!

India Mahdavi Chez Nina

First up we have a stunning design by visionary India Mahdavi. While she might have created Chez Nina for Milan Design Week at legendary gallery Nilufar, we were transported to a Copenhagen inspired club with some serious disco vibes.

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So sit back, relax, start the playlist from the beginning and pour yourself a Copenhagen Mule. Oh and shop pieces inspired by this outrageous style!

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Copenhagen Mule Recipe:

1.5 oz Cucumber infused gin (We like Hendrick’s + cucumber in a mason jar that has steeped for a few days!)

1 oz St. Germaine

Top with Ginger Beer and a splash of club soda

Pour all ingredients over ice and with fresh squeezed lime & garnish with a cucumber slice

adapted from Cocktails of Copenhagen

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