Friday, March 26, 2010

We were so thrilled when the awesome Melissa from the Loveliest Day shared our Mediterranean-inspired shoot with her readers! Be sure to check out her sweet blog for gorgeous vintage inspiration and wedding goodies! Here are the details on this shoot:

Our inspiration: With summer quickly approaching, Nick and I wanted to inspire brides and grooms to think a little outside the wedding box. Our favorite region of the world, the Mediterranean coast from Saint Tropez, France to San Remo, Italy, gave us inspiration to design a cheery, vibrant, and lighthearted wedding celebration. For this bride and groom we kept the décor and ambiance light to mesh with their rooftop cocktail celebration.

Keep it simple: By playing up bright, sunshine inspired colors in the linens, we were able to downplay the centerpieces and keep them simple. Arranging lemons in striking turquoise containers was incredibly inexpensive and gave a unique look against the remarkable blue of the Pacific Ocean. We always try to inspire our clients with fun and different décor ideas – draw from your natural surroundings or your hobbies. If you love to travel, tie in the colors you remember from a recent trip. Bring in smells and dishes that represent the trip where your fiancé proposed. If it’s lemons from a trip to Nice, France, bright hibiscus tones from a Hawaiian weekend, delicious cuisine from an Aspen vacation, or a postcard from a Parisian getaway, tying in sweet memories here and there will ensure your wedding is a true reflection of you.

Consider alternatives: Again, we do so much thinking outside of the box and always love putting new twists on classic celebrations. With warmer weather on its way, why not celebrate your nuptials with your nearest and dearest at an elegant and fun beach celebration? If you’re not looking to have a traditional dinner reception with a large guest list, look to fabulous venues with unique spaces and décor, like Tower 23 Hotel in San Diego. Host a rooftop wedding bash and your wedding will be remembered for many years to come! Whatever you choose to do, remember to have fun during the process!

Our incredibly talented artists:
Photography: Joseph and Jenny Llanes from Llanes Weddings
Stationery goods: Kristy Rice from Momental Designs
Bride’s attire: Bella Bridesmaid in La Jolla; Lela Rose raspberry halter $310
Groom’s attire: Tommy Bahama in La Jolla
Hair and Makeup: Char Sanchez
Linens: Wildflower Linen
The location: Tower 23 Hotel

Shoot design, styling, and floral: Nick + Aleah – The Good Life Special Events


Joseph and Jenny Llanes said...

so pretty! looks fabulous on your blog. this was such a fun day! you guys have a great eye for design.

Anonymous said...

Love the fresh colors and the textures...great photography too.

dognbird said...

I love everything about this! The colors are so inspirational.

Aleah + Nick Valley said...

Thank you so much! This was just so much fun to create as it's....different! We love hearing how much people like it!

Stephenie + Ryan said...

i love stalking your blog! you guys always have the best ideas... i'm keeping these in mind for our vow renewals in 20 years =]


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