Vintage Chic Engagement

Laine and Marty’s Victoria, BC engagement session was styled by one of their close friends, Jessica from Petite Pearl Events, and it’s just the perfect mix of sweet, chic, and vintage!  These two lovebirds are marrying next summer in Italy, so what better to do than to create an engagement session filled with some of their hometown Victoria charm?  The  Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse was the gorgeous backdrop for the rustic fall shoot.  I simply adore the lush florals in shades of coral, peach, and pink from Verbena Floral Design, the lovely lace table runner, and of course, Laine’s amazing dupioni dress from Alida’s GownsSit back and enjoy the beautiful images from Eternal Reflections Photography!

The following British Columbia wedding vendors contributed to this engagement session: Photographer – Eternal Reflections Photography \ Event design – Petite Pearl Events \ Floral – Verbena Floral Design Inc \ Dress – Alida’s Gowns \ Rentals – Trove Vintage \ Calligraphy – Laura Lavender Calligraphy & Illustration \ Makeup – Sharon Rai Hair and Makeup Artistry \ Jewelry – Caroline Calvert Couture \ Venue – Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse

{fashion inspiration: exquisite french gowns from laure de sagazan}

 Création de Robes de mariée sur mesure / Custom made wedding gowns

I wrote about this young Parisian designer’s debut bridal collection in a previous post just over a year ago and fell in love with delicate  boho once again. Laure de Sagazans’ follow up collection is every bit as intoxicating and romantic as the first. de Sagazan cites Vanessa Paradis, Catherine Deneuve and Anna Karenina } as inspiration for her collection. Lovely muses resulting in pure poetry.

{silk, crêpe de chine, chiffon, french lace, wedding, fashion}

 xo Loveisabella

Blush Inspiration

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Blush + Pale

Petite Parisienne- Cream Wide Grosgrain Double Bow Headband

{Petite Parisienne | Cream Wide Grosgrain Double Bow Headband}

valentino silk chiffon wrap plat

Valentino {Silk Chiffon Wrapped Platform}

dress designer decor -

{Daniella Marie Lifestyle Blog}

blush ruffles

 { Dior Couture Fall 2008}

kimberly and cameron photo

{Photo: Kimberly + Cameron}

bare nude{Bare + Nude}

pale blush crystals loveisabella

{Pale Blush Crystals via Tumblr}

blush + white

{Hue + Texture}

Valentino S S

Valentino Couture S | S 2012


{Dior – Mixing Textures}

xo Loveisbella

Dream Space | Sara and Julius





I have only just managed to sit down to finally look through this months Elle Decoration, and fallen in love with the relaxed and creative apartment of Sara and Julius. The apartment is situated in Malmo Sweden. Inside there is such a relaxed feeling, with second hand furniture and heirlooms which do not clutter up the grande scale of the space. It is so simple yet so stylish. I particularly like the openness of the storage, which if I had in my home I would love to have my shoe collection out on show.

Photo credit: Petra Bindel

Versailles | French Vintage Wedding

Beautiful bride Mandy wanted her wedding day to feel like Versailles circa 1920. The lush gorgeous roses and orchids in shades of blush, champagne and ivory adorned vintage inspired luxury linens. She definitely had a team of the best working hard to fulfill her vision. J. Grace brought the bride’s vintage Versailles theme to life through her luxurious stationery while floral fashionista Aileen Tran of Karen Tran Florals created the decor. Baroque. Paris. Versailles. Blush. French Vintage. Love.

jgrace vintage french theme menu

Vintage inspired French Wedding Menu with cocoa hued french lace and hand dyed silk ribbon. By J grace


 Blush place cards, designed by J. Grace, were attached to vintage pincushions and antique skeleton keys with pink satin ribbon.  The pin cushions and keys are from the bride’s own collection…all different and so pretty!







I love that the tables are named rather than numbered, after well known places and people of France.  


Photos of the bride and groom in vintage frames made an amazing display in the ballroom.





Loveisabella xo

Mandy & James San Diego Wedding Cinema

Photography: True Photography {Official Event Photographers} | Sara Zimmer Photography {2nd Photographer – Decor}
Florals: Aileen Tran | Karen Tran Florals
Stationery: Jennifer | J. Grace Luxurious Event Stationery
Gown: M. Bride | St. Pucci
Cake: Flour Power
Event Coordinator: Monarch Weddings