A Spring Wedding With All the BLING!

Spring Wedding with Pops Of Color & Bling to Match

Gwen's Inspiration Board

 

I was ecstatic to be selected by Gwen Meyers to plan her and her fiance’s special day! After our initial consult, I kicked of our planning journey with an inspiration board that visually captured her described perfect wedding day – purple, fuchsia, and bling!  I must say she was in love with the visual and we spent the next 12 months making her lovely vision a reality. Today I would like to share this beautiful wedding that was featured on MUNALUCHI BRIDE with you. You’ll hear from me and you’ll hear from the bride – bon appetite! 

 

{DEETS FROM THE WEDDING PLANNER – Elvira DeCuir}
This beautiful Southern CA wedding took place at a very unique and beautiful venue, a neighboring Episcopal church and a Masonic lodge, which made a rather lovely combination for the exchange of wedding vows between this Bride & Groom. The church’s gorgeous ceiling-to-floor stained-glass windows made for a jaw-dropping entrance for the bride, and the reception hall’s hilltop location provided amazingly beautiful views of the local port and surrounding areas. You’ll notice that a lovely shade of purple plus beautiful pops of fuchsia infused with rhinestone elements were used to decorate the church and the reception hall. The Bride’s chosen color palette and beloved bling were complimentary and absolutely stunning when paired together. In addition to these beautiful elements — the draping, lighting, floral arrangements, candles, lovely wedding stationary, adorable Bride & Groom cake pops, fun photo booth, great weather, fabulous food, great song selections & DJ, and the joyous love witnessed between the bride and groom — were the perfect ingredients combined for a FABULOUS and BEAUTIFUL wedding in the historical port community of San Pedro.  Enjoy the beautiful pictures below by the talented Cary Pennington!
 
{DESCRIPTION IN THE WORDS OF THE BRIDE – GWEN MEYERS (now GIVENS)}
 
Our Wedding Day
 
The morning of my wedding day I awoke with this calm that I hadn’t had the night before.  Actually the night before I was really nervous, I am not sure why because I’ve know my soon-to-be husband for almost a decade and there was nothing that I wanted to do more than to marry this man — the love of my life. On my wedding day, I couldn’t wait to see the man of my dreams waiting for me at the altar. While I was getting my make-up done and thinking about my upcoming nuptials, I felt at peace about everything. Anyone who knows me will tell you that for being an A-type personality, this was truly rare for me. I definitely give the credit to my wedding planner, Elvira DeCuir, who took care of every detail and made it very easy for me to stay in the moment and enjoy my wedding day worry-free. As my bridesmaids and I made our way to the church for the ceremony I was so overjoyed with the notion of finally marrying my best friend that a wave of emotion overtook me. When it was finally my turn to walk down the aisle, I immediately locked eyes with my fiancé and that was it — the whole world around me disappeared except for him.  The day that I had waited for was finally here. Our marital vows were traditional and with every word my heart filled with so much joy that I couldn’t wait to kiss him.  It seemed like forever, but finally we were pronounced man and wife and I got to kiss the man of my dreams and call him my husband. 
 
The Details
 
The wood details and innate beauty of the church required very little decor, so when I saw the aisle runner and freeze dried rose petals placed perfectly down the aisle, I was overwhelmed with emotion. The church looked absolutely beautiful and it was the perfect setting to say, “I DO”.  Before the ceremony, I had the chance to walk into the reception hall and I was truly amazed! I am not sure how my wedding planner, draper, and caterer pulled it off, but it exceeded my expectations and turned out to be more than I could have imagined. Lovely purples and sassy bright pinks with the touch of silver and bling beautifully filled the room. My flowers and floral arrangements were perfect, the details were on-point, and immediately I fell in love with the room. It was at that moment that I knew it was going to be an amazing day, the wedding day that I had always dreamed of.
 
During the planning process my main source of inspiration for the cake, invitations, decor, etc., was Pinterest and I also got a lot of wonderful ideas from my wedding planner’s blog ( http://3D-Memoirs.com). I must admit that I was in love with her blog even before I got engaged.  I loved Elvira’s style and ideas so much that after my mother she was the next person I told that I was getting married and the first person I hired for my wedding. We made a great team. She owned the planning process and helped me every step of the way from securing my vendors, providing ideas for DIY projects, decor and other wedding details, to helping me with making some difficult decisions throughout the planning process. 
 
My fun DIY project for the wedding was glass cylinder vases wrapped in rhinestone ribbon, filled with crystals and a floating candle, and surrounded by pink, purple, and clear crystals. (These items were purchased from Shinoda Design Center and Hobby Lobby.) 
 
I can’t tell you how amazing my wedding day was to me! The day was beautiful, everything was perfect, and I would love to do it over and over again. I know it may sound a bit cliche but this was truly the best day of my life!
 
 
{Vendors:}
 
Wedding Planner & Stylist: Elvira DeCuir – DeCuir Details & Design (also blogger of 3D-Memoirs)
Draping, Lighting, Fantasy Skirt (cake table & sweetheart table): SBD Events 
Florist: Ninfa’s Flowers 
Wedding Cake: Torrance Bakery 
Bride & Groom Cake Pops: Sis’s Sweetness
Wedding Dress: Ferndales Bridal
Make-up Artist: Jessica Davis
MC & DJ: DJ Tee
Hair Stylist: Jevonne Outerbridge
Wedding Stationery: Dymesha Sherell
Photo booth: The Perfect Photo Booth 
I hope you enjoyed this beautiful wedding as much as I enjoyed being a part of it and making this bride and groom’s wedding dreams a reality! The wedding day went beautifully and flawlessly just as planned! If you are interested in working with me in planning your special day, please CONTACT ME for a FREE initial consultation! 
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Etsy Thursday: Weddings With BLING!

Every woman needs some bling in her life, especially on her wedding day, which is why you’ll LOVE this Etsy Wedding post filled with BLING! This week I decided to show some local love by featuring my favorite Etsy bling finds from Southern CA vendors. Knowing that we are attracted to shiny, sparkly items (especially diamonds), I am confident that you will be happy with these Etsy Thursday finds. We would love to find out which one is your favorite, so please leave us a comment below!

 

Birdcage Veil with Feather Fascinator & a touch of bling!

 

Lovely Wedding Clutch with Bling that makes a statement!

 

Crystal Bridal Sash Belt

 

Earrings with a pearl & swarovski crystals!

 

Wedding Garter with Bling

 

Bridal Bouquet Jeweled Handle

 

Initial Wedding Cake Topper with Rhinestones!

 

Custom Wedding Boutonnieres

 

Wedding Ring Bearer Pillow with Crystal Details

 

Ivory silk card box, ring pillow, flower basket (Foreverlovenotes.com)

 

Were you able to find some bling-inspiration or ideas from this week’s Etsy Thursday post? I personally don’t think you can have to much bling on your special day, after all it is your shining moment! Little accents of bling on your apparel and among your decor will add the perfect element of sparkle, elegance, sophistication, and the “WOW” factor that you may be looking for!

Is this your first time visiting 3D-Memoirs? If so, you may want to check out some previous Etsy Thursday posts that you have missed, so that you don’t miss out on any Etsy Wedding inspiration!

Please take a look around and comment on your favorite post(s) and feel free to share them, and this site, on your social networks (Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr, and plain ‘ole email).)  

Exciting happenings on the 3D Memoirs blog: 

Come back tomorrow because I’ll have a special post for Bridal Shower inspiration–you definitely don’t want to miss this!!!

10 Hot Wedding Trends for 2013 – Every Wed by guest blogger, Gail Oliver (OliverINK Etsy Shop). We have already revealed the first two trends, so catch up here and come back next Wednesday for #3.

Etsy Thursdays – If you LOVE Etsy, handmade goods, and/or weddings, then you’ll LOVE Etsy Thursday–every week I select a theme and show you my best Etsy finds!

 

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