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Amanda Auer from In The Now Weddings sent me this gorgeously modern tablescape she recently designed, and its totally perfect for Brooklyn Bride!

The venue is actually the Shorebreak Hotel in Huntington Beach. It’s brand new, just opened in May of ’09  and has a great retro beach funky theme to it. When I was concepting this shoot, I knew I wanted this table to be a “rat pack” vibe- very mid-century modern with a playful color scheme focusing mainly around whites. Clean, crisp, simple, but some killer details!

I was CRAZY about the drink flags, which said ‘CHEERS!’ in tonal green, as a perfect addition. Also, the stemmed wine glass has a very retro astro-burst pattern [reminded me of the Jetsons for sure, and it also matched the salad plate’s pattern as well]. I had to pop the color by filling the vase with kelly green water, wrapping a simple ribbon around each place setting and bringing in the french macarons as favors. I picture this for a couple looking to freshen up a throwback wedding look with a little new modern twist. :)

The colors ended up at kelly green, aqua, white, with touches of platinum [to give that 50’s kick to it]. Think Palm Springs meets TODAY with that funky centerpiece of Dusty Miller. My team and I actually rocked the florals ourselves [and I’m totally in love with the all-filler Dusty Miller centerpiece- totally wacky like a little tree on crack!] while we depended on Wayne Toshikazu, my photographer, to capture it.

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[images from Wayne Toshikazu]

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Memory cloth

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I saw this project in October’s Living Etc and thought it would make a great keepsake for engaged couples…it would probably be more manageable for a bridal shower, where guests could share their words of wisdom.

[image from Living Etc.]

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Kiss the Bride Films

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Kiss The Bride Films offers a stylish and modern approach to wedding videography. We pride ourselves on creating films that are a departure from what is normally considered a wedding video. We turn your wedding day into a short documentary, beautifully shot and edited. Each film is a cinematic memory made to last a lifetime.

We are a boutique wedding video business with a small team of dedicated professionals. Our cinematographers are all artists in their own right, with backgrounds in film, fine art, and fashion. Our shooting style is discreet and unobtrusive. Our cameras are top-of-the-line: you won’t find crisper images or richer color anywhere. We provide free online hosting for your video, making it exceptionally easy to share with family and friends.

Leslie Satterfield and Natalia Amaral

Creators of Kiss The Bride Films



Leslie Satterfield | | 415-725-6622

57Grand bridesmaids dresses

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These bridesmaid dresses from 57Grand are a fun, flirty, and best of all, affordable!  These are just a couple of my favorites…

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[images from 57Grand]

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Engagement shoot: Anjum + Mikey

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Anjum and Mikey are having an Indian wedding in July 2010.  Because their wedding will be a very traditional (and colorful!) Indian wedding, we wanted to do something fun and cross-cultural for their engagement session. We started out with a modern session outside of a really delicious local Sushi restaurant. Then the couple ordered a roll of sushi and drank some bubba tea with funky straws. Finally, we ended up in a more natural setting to take some soft and romantic images.

This engagement session is so great because it became a mix of Japanese, Indian, and American cultures and managed to be modern and fun all at the same time.

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