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The NotWedding Los Angeles :: Jenna + Jonathan

We had the wonderful opportunity to coordinate the FIRST NotWedding LA! It was an amazing process from start to finish and we could not be more pleased with everyone’s hard work and commitment! Thank you to every single vendor who participated this year. We truly could not have done any of this without you!! You went above and beyond our hopes for this first NotWedding in a new city with a new team to inspire new brides – from the bottom of our hearts, thank you!!!!

THE NOT WEDDING IS A BRIDAL SHOW ALTERNATIVE IN THE FORM OF A BIG, FAKE WEDDING.
“WEDDING GUESTS” ARE BRIDES-TO-BE WHO ENJOY AN EMOTIONAL CEREMONY, A TASTY DINNER AND A
DANCE-PARTY RECEPTION WHILE TRULY EXPERIENCING THE WEDDING VENDORS IN ACTION!

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We started the day out bright and early with our NotWedding Couple, Jenna + Jonathan (remember this fabulous NotWedding Engagement Session??) They brought two of their three adorable girls to be the flower girls and we loved watching the day unfold through their eyes!

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We were so inspired this year by shapes, COLORS, and out of the box ideas!

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Our dress designer handcrafted this beautiful one-of-a-kind gown inspired by Gwen Stefani’s amazing dip-dyed wedding dress!

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Our vendors gave us FUN, FLIRTY, & NEW ideas for tablescapes! X-O Confetti, temporary tattoos, splashes of color mixed with metallics and geometric shapes – our reception was so colorful in just the right ways! Against the crisp, white backdrop of Lot 613 it was the perfect color palette for the space!

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The hanging floral and geometric installations were some of our favorites! So creative and original!

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During the reception we opened up the Tunnel of Love where brides could meet and mingle with each of the vendors!

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Something Turquoise provided fun Wedding-Libs among other wonderful DIY wedding ideas throughout the evening!

Check out their recap of The NotWedding HERE!

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Also, Check out this AMAZING video recap of the NotWedding from Amari Productions! 

The NotWedding Same-Day Premiere 

Our NotWedding Couple didn’t have a wedding video when they got married 8 years ago,

so this was such a special moment to give them this video!

THANK YOU VENDORS!!!!

THE NOTWEDDING LA VENDORS:

Coordination & Event Design: Couture Events

Venue: Lot 613

Catering: Premiere Events Catering

Videography: Amari Productions

Photography: Candice Benjamin Photography

Photography: Meghan Christine Photography

Photography: Chelsea Mitchell Photography

Media Sponsor: Ceremony Magazine

Florist: The Little Branch

Event Designer: Sweet Emilia Jane

Event Designer: Two B Events

Event Designer: Fabulously Wed

Stationery: Smitten on Paper

Photobooth: Magnolia Photobooth Co.

DIY Decor: Something Turquoise

Wine Sponsor: Ferrari Wines

Bridal Dress Designer: Maude Couture

Bridal Accessories: Happily Ever Borrowed

Makeup: Makeup by Shelby Wilson

Hair: Hair By Anna Brown

Rental Sponsor: Pico Party Rents

Production & DJ: SOS Entertainment

Cupcakes: Sprinkles

XO,

Danielle

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Fashion Friday: KATE SPADE

We are accessorizing with Kate Spade for 2013.

Here are a few of our favorites looks:

Blushingly Beautiful

 

She is a hopeless romantic, she wants a soft and pretty look! She is still a little girl at heart!

chandelier earrings- $98.00, small square studs- $38.00, skinny mini bow ring- $48.00, estate garden necklace– $198.00, kissing canaries elliana -$398.00}

Glamorously Gold

 

She is classy and glamourous. Her weddings is an elegant and timeless, she will look back at her big day with wonderful memories.

{All wrapped up pearls short necklace- $128.00, All wrapped up pavé stud earrings- $58.00,crystal chapel bracelet-$128.00, fragment pearl drop earrings-$78.00, wedding belles april -$268.00 }

Brilliantly Bright

 

She is FUN, vibrant, and always up for an adventure. She wants her guests to ENJOY every moment.

{skinny mini bow studs -$48.00, cameo jewels ring – $78.00, hot chip statement necklace -$198.00, knot hinge bangle -$78.00}

We hope we are leaving you inspired! Have a wonderfully FAB weekend!

XO, Couture Events

 

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Lip Gloss & Caramel Macchiatos

Every girl has her vices right?

For some it’s cupcakes and cashmere for others it’s postcards and pretties and while I adore all of those things

Mine are lip gloss and carmel macchiatos!

Yep, I am completely and totally head over heels for these amazing little luxuries in life. Small comforts that make you feel fabulous. I think I have now tried almost every lip gloss out there and have finally found some of my favorites. I thought I would save you the time of trying a million different brands and tell you my go-to’s and most-loved favorites:

Long lasting gloss :L’OREAL Paris, Colour Caresse. I love that it is a stain and a gloss and it truly stays on (yes, I wore it on a run yesterday, had a carmel macciatto and a bit of lunch and when I got home it was still on my lips and while most stains dry out my lips, this kept them moist and glossy.

Color: MAC lipglass wins for their colors and creativity in each season. I love MAC gloss but I go through it so quickly (becasue you have to reapply often) but that being said, it’s perfect for a pop of color or a look that you are willing to reapply every 30 mins. Perfect for photoshoots.

Tube Appeal: Chanel Lip Gloss! It comes in a long square tube, chic and sophisticated black top with the Chanel logo adorning the top. It’s my favorite gloss to look at or see in my purse.

My All-Around Favorite: Marvelous Moxie Lipgloss by Bare Escentuals. No matter how many lipglosses I try, I always go back to this one,  it has the perfect amount of tingle, shine, and a little sparkle. I love how this gloss feels on my lips. It’s perfection in a clear tube 🙂

Ok that takes care of the Glossy… now onto the Carmel MASTERPIECE!

As stated by Tom Hanks in one of the best movies ever~ “The whole purpose of places like Starbucks is for people with no decision-making ability whatsoever to make six decisions just to buy one cup of coffee. Short, tall, light, dark, caf, decaf, low-fat, non-fat, etc. So people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing or who on earth they are, can, for only $2.95, get not just a cup of coffee but an absolutely defining sense of self: Tall! Decaf! Cappuccino!” ~You’ve Got Mail

How to order the best carmel macchiatto you have ever tasted:

Order a Grande Carmel Macchiato

Non-fat milk

Single Shot (ask them to fill the extra space from not having the second shot with milk)

EXTRA CARMEL

OR

Tall Carmel Macchiato in a Grande cup with Extra non-fat milk and extra carmel (usually this order doesn’t go over as well with the baristas as the first one)

… there you have it my friends, best drink ever! Why single shot? It tastes better and you can have 2 a day ! haha..

Share your favorites with us!

What is your favorite lip gloss and Starbucks drink ?

XO, Krystel

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