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Romantic Blush & Gold Wedding

Romantic Blush & Gold Wedding by Melissa Vossler (22)

Shannon & Matt’s wedding is the perfect vision romance and classic style, filled with roses, gold and touches of glitter it’s the grown-up reality of every little girl’s dream celebration.  Shannon’s getting ready style is definitely worth a look at – I just  adore her lace-edged robe – but it doesn’t stop there! The groom looked dashing in his black suit & tie, while the bride mixed modern and whimsy with her dramatic fishtail gown and veil.  There’s even a first look, captured perfectly by photographer Melissa Vossler.  I could go on, but I’ll let the pictures do the talking…

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Matthew and I got married on a perfect day in the beautiful city of Burbank, California. The moment we both began planning for this special day we knew what elements we wanted to include. We felt that our day needed to be classy, yet modern, meaningful to not only each other but our whole family, and of course needed gold, glitter and rustic charm. Immediately we knew that our day needed to be documented by the ever-so-wonderful Melissa Vossler. Matt and I began looking into our “ideal” venues ensuring to include pieces of our personality to guide our search.  I should also include the key element of our decision making with the venue being the capacity they could hold. Between his wonderfully large Dutch family and my outrageously rambunctious Italian family we needed a beautiful venue that could accommodate our loved ones. We both instantly fell in love with Calamigos, and knew that this was the place we would say I DO (it helped that it was in my home town too).

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 Since we chose such a beautiful venue with ivy on the ceilings, outside fans, twinkle lights in the landscape, vintage chandeliers in the ballroom and stunning scenery we knew our job would be to accent these stunning features. We chose to keep our decorations simple and stunning from vintage frames (I found at an Estate sale), embossed invitations, glass gold chargers, vintage charms on our candelabra’s, mirrors with beautiful calligraphy and much more, we felt this added the perfect touch to the event. Being that I come from a very creative and amazingly talented mother who does events, she was key in helping to plan, organize and set the perfect wedding in motion

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Together with a graphic artist Matt and I created our wedding logo making a crest that represented us and our future lives together as Struiksma’s. This logo went on our invitations (gold foiled as well as embossed), our menu’s and our programs. This one piece of our wedding made our wedding come together so perfectly. Our guest book was a scrapbook I made using different yet themed colored envelopes with cards for our guests to write on and seal for us to real later on. Our entrance was complete with a vintage gold frame chalkboard welcome sign with our crest on it, twinkle lights from a weeping willow and a gold glitter arrow on the ground. Our exit was grand with our tunnel of friends and family underneath ivy that was covering the entire outside patio, gorgeous outdoor chandeliers, twinkle lights and sparklers (of course). Although I must add that our get away would not have been complete without Matt’s grandpa whisking us away in his cream colored classic 1932 Chevy convertible. Our night was documented in large part to our friends and family snapping spontaneous photographs of us and putting them on social media with our hashtag: #herecomethestruiks.

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We both could not have asked to work with better vendors than the ones we had. They were all just, well, the best. Melissa Vossler who captured every perfect moment we had and is so incredibly talented. Our wedding coordinator Janis Goraieb (my mom) and Lisa Bolar who made sure that every detail was perfectly in place before that day. My mom also hand made every gold glitter table cloth, every candelabra, the tulle backdrop for our head table, the vintage framed seating chart, flower arrangements, family tree display, and just everything… she is INCREDIBLE. I will always have this day to look back on as not only the best most beautiful and most perfect day of my life, but one in which our families got together and bent over backwards to make sure Matt and I had a day that was better than our wildest dreams. This day will be one in which we cherish forever.

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Suppliers: Photographer: Melissa Vossler // Dress: Winnie Couture  // Necklace: Tiffany // Bracelet: Nadri Jewelry Garter: Le Gartier // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Bridesmaids dresses: Bill Levkoff // Groomswear: Ike Behar // Florist/Coordinator/Designer: Mother of the Bride // Cake: Portos Bakery   // Stationery: Papersource  // Makeup: Sarah Resnick // Venue & Catering: Calamigos Equestrian  // Music (DJ): Bobbito the Chef  // Brides Robe: The Stone Cold Fox  // Chalkboard and mirror art: Carly Design Studio  // Photo Booth: Epic Photo Booth  // Cake Topper: Better off Wedd

 

Louise

After a decade-long career in corporate interior design, I took a giant leap of faith, left the security of an office job, and founded B.LOVED in 2011 as a platform for romantic and beautiful wedding inspiration. Thanks to a whole lot of creativity, hard work and passion, my gamble paid off and B.LOVED became one of the leading wedding blogs in the UK.

You’ll also find me working as an Editorial Stylist, where I design and curate beautiful photoshoots for wedding and lifestyle brands, as well as contributing as a founding member of bridal inspiration hub Aisle Society, and running wedding industry community the B.LOVED Hive from our super pretty base in London. Yep, I definitely have the best job in the world.

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