I recently worked with the fabulous Wendy Alexis of Lavishly Chic to create a styled wedding inspiration shoot for all of you brides out there who appreciate glamour and elegance as much as we do!

We chose a color palette of bold jewel tones, blush, merlot, navy blue and a pop of champagne gold as the foundation for our shoot. Next, we carefully selected the perfect crystal encrusted cap sleeve wedding gown from Calla Blanche for our model. We wanted this inspiration to feel like a modern take on the glam of old Hollywood; a subtle touch of art deco but not full-on Gatsby. In addition to coordinating, Wendy also crafted the stunning and unique monochrome bouquet and centerpieces. As a finishing touch, we included laser cut acrylic table numbers and name cards from Happily Ever Etched’s impressive set of products.

Check out the photos below and feel free to pin your favorites!

Merlot & Gold wedding invitation suite by CZ Invitations

Calla Blanche jewel encrusted cap sleeve bridal gown style number 18112

Red Badgley Mischka jewel encrusted high heels

Bride shows of her Calla Blanche bridal gown on the staircase at The Hills Hotel Laguna

Hollywood Glam bridal hair and makeup by Veronica Fensel

Groom models navy tux and merlot bowtie from Friar Tux

Red and gold ceremony decor at the Hills Hotel Laguna

Red roses and candles line the aisle of wedding ceremony at The Hills Hotel Laguna

Bride admires her bouquet in a hallway of chandeliers at The Hills Hotel Laguna

Modern Monochrome bridal bouquet made of merlot colored roses, lilies and orchids.

Blush, gold, navy and merlot reception decor at the Hills Hotel Laguna

Gold acrylic laser cut reception name tag for wedding reception

Blush, merlot and gold wedding reception decor

Navy blue and gold wedding cake with gold acrylic Mr & Mrs cake topper sign

Laser cut acrylic Mr & Mrs sweetheart table decor in gold

Blush, merlot and gold wedding inspiration. Glamorous dinner menu stationery

blush, merlot and gold wedding inspiration and decor



Vendors Who Made It Happen:
Planning & Florals: Lavishly Chic
Photography: Belinda Philleo
Venue: The Hills Hotel
Hair & Makeup: Veronica Fensel
Dress Boutique: Mary Me Bridal
Dress Designer: Calla Blanche Style Number 18112
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Tux: Friar Tux
Draping: OC Brides
Cake: Great Dane Baking Company
Table Numbers & Name Cards: Happily Ever Etched
Stationery: CZ Invitations
Models: Terra Budreviciute & Joseph Fallie

This Blush, Merlot & Gold Wedding Inspiration shoot was featured on The Every Last Detail blog! Click here to check out our feature!

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