We just love the idea of fun, playful wedding decor, but we know that such a big celebration often calls for something with a little more panache too.

Enter this sophisticated Southern California wedding inspiration shoot, with elegant decor, boho style, and popping punches of colour.

Photographed by Nicole Schmitz Photography, and designed by Erin Hansen Events & Designs, it features some of the finest wedding vendors in LA and beyond.

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Gilded table settings and luxe linens mixed with pink glassware and bright blooms makes for the perfect blend of refinement and whimsy. Pretty calligraphy lends a personalised bespoke feel, while our gorgeous bride keeps it current in a crop top wedding dress and statement flower crown.

If your wedding is a balancing act between classic and cool, we think this shoot is for you.

Let’s here a little more about it from the lovely Nicole Schmitz Photography….

From the Photographer

Designed by Erin Hansen Events and Designs, the ‘Garden Look’ was inspired by the romantic, bohemian, yet sophisticated bride.

There’s a little bit of boho in everyone and this look was influenced by the couple who wants to stay classic and romantic, yet break some rules.

Shades of green and blush with gold accents in an outdoor setting kept this look romantic.  Our high fashion approach allows this boho theme to stand out from the rest.

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The Tablescape

The family-style picnic bench seating is taken up a notch with Revelry Event Designers Versailles collection: comfortable, yet romantic.

A classic table setting where the linen, peonies, and candles (accented by vintage swirl napkin rings and green viburnum) take center stage and makes the look inviting and elegant.

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The Setting

The courtyard and garden at La Venta Inn, Palos Verdes Estates, was the perfect place for this outdoor garden setting; surrounded by beautiful flowers and a built-in natural romantic ambience this chic look came together with classic romantic furniture and personalized hand-made details.

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The Details

Keeping with the garden theme, hand-stamped coasters mimicking stepping stones with a sweet quote to the guests were set amongst moss and gently placed flowers.

The guest book takes a unique approach and uses the couple’s last initial for guests to write well-wishes. 

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The Attire

The dress, chosen for the bride by Aerithe Bridal Design, gives her that boho bridal look, but keeps her looking classic and chic at the same time.

Her dress was accented by flower jewelry (of course!), the La Vie En Rose Collection, from Confetti by Annette. Which again steps up this ‘boho’ bride to a more sophisticated and romantic bride.

The bride’s hair and make-up was kept elegant, simple and free, to complement the young and flirty romance that the bride and groom portray.

Our sweet groom just adds so much passion and romance to our theme. His gentle nature was a great compliment to our elegant and flirty bride. He carries a classic style in a charcoal windowpane suit and a playful tie, ‘Full in Bloom’.

We then added a punch of flirty pink with his ranunculus boutonniere to complete his look. Hard not to fall in love with these two!

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So pretty and preppy, right? I just love the table with those elegant tall candles and pink wine glasses! And is anyone else loving crop top gowns more and more?

Thanks so much to Nicole Schmitz PhotographyErin Hansen Events & Designs and the rest of this super team of So Cal wedding vendors for sharing their shoot with us.

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Photographer: Nicole Schmitz Photography / Submitted via: Two Bright Lights / Design: Erin Hansen Events & Designs / Decor: Cheri's Vintage Table / Bride’s Dress: Aerithe Bridal Design / Bride’s Jewelry: Confetti by Annette / Groom’s Attire: Combatant Gentlemen / Flowers: Flowers by Leah / Linens and Coverings: La Tavola / Venue: La Venta Inn / Rentals: Revelry Event Designers / Cake Baker: Sweet Red Peach / Hair & Make-up: Abby Elton with Make U Up Studio