November 20, 2013

I am SO happy to finally be sharing this unbelievably gorgeous DIY wedding of David + Tiffany!!! You see, this wedding is very dear to my heart because me and the hubs met this darling couple the night they got engaged! Let me tell you the story… it was my birthday weekend and we were in Catalina celebrating, at this point we were at our favorite hotel – relaxing and drinking by the fire with other guests. We had already been told to keep it down by the management so clearly we were all having a good time… when Tiffany and David walked up. She said “I told him, I just have to go tell the fire pit people! …we just got engaged!!!!!” …and so of course we all screamed with joy for this complete stranger! Again, we got told to pipe down but how could we be quiet with such wonderful news! So the night went on and we got to know each other.. the next day, the hubs took a few shots of them to celebrate their weekend – and the rest is history. It was meant to be that this lovely couple met their wedding photographer, the night they got engaged! Tiffany and her ‘dream team’ did such a gorgeous job with all the DIY elements of the wedding… she’s a crafting rock star!
And how about that dress, breathtaking right?! Enjoy… xoxo, Jen

ST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0001.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0003.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0002.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0004.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0005.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0006.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0011.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0007.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0008.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0009.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0010.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0018.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0060.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0019.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0020.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0021.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0022.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0012.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0059.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0014.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0015.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0061.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0023.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0024.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0025.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0026.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0027.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0028.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0029.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0030.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0031.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0032.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0033.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0034.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0035.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0062.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0037.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0038.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0039.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0064.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0065.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0042.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0067.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0068.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0069.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0043.jpgPinT&D for STPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0044.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0045.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0046.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0047.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0049.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0048.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0050.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0053.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0051.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0052.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0055.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0056.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0054.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0070.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0071.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0072.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0073.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0057.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0083.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0074.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0075.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0076.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0077.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0078.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0079.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0080.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0081.jpgPinST-Studio-Eleven-Weddings-DIY-San-Clemente-Wedding_0082.jpgPinST_favorite_wedding_day_memory

“I can’t imagine trying to narrow down just one favorite memory from what we reference as the BEST DAY EVER, however our theme was ‘love sweet love’ and oh boy was the love felt all day long!!! My groom and I found so much joy in knowing all of our closet friends and family members were all together celebrating us and very excited to be apart of such an epic day. The atmosphere was just lovely…

ST_DIY_wedding_projects

..Yes, yes, & yes again! :) My wonderful bridesmaids, family, and friends helped us every step of the way. I truly had a “Dream Team”, we crafted throughout the entire planning process. Which made this experience extra special and memorable!! The DIY projects started right from the beginning with sweet wooden boxes that I created for the lovely ladies in my bridal party which were filled with memorable photos and a love letter & homemade vintage postcards made for the groomsman created to let them know it would be an honor to have them apart of our big day! From the invites to the decor, from the favors to the flowers. Our “Dream Team” of family & friends did it all. Everything had a touch of DIY-love! It was epic. We wouldn’t have changed a thing…

ST_advice_for_current_brides

..To remember that it all goes SO fast. It truly does, especially one your dress is on. Slow down and as impossible as it may seem… relax. Enjoy your planing time, your family, your friends, and your handsome groom! The sweet gatherings and the support you have from the wonderful people who surround you and your fiancé. It is such a lovely season of life that is truly magical. David and myself find ourselves amazed looking back on it all.” – Tiffany, the bride

ST_event_credits

photography: Studio Eleven Weddings // venue: The Casino in San Clemente, CA. // dress: Enzoani, ‘Grace’ from Blush Bridal Couture in Tustin // bridesmaid dresses: handpicked from different stores; 2 strapless dusty gold dresses were from Nordstroms, the 2 blush dresses were from Macys, & the 4 gold and rose gold sequined dresses were found on Asos.com // cake and catering: Jay’s Catering // invitations, programs, ceremony, flowers, favors, guest book, seating chart, backdrops, decor, signs, pom-poms, flags, the entire event was DIY-ed by the bride and Adrie Gregg – cheers girls, you did a fabulous job!

October 26, 2013

Happy Halloween Weekend!!!! I’m sure you’re all putting the final touches on your fab costumes and looking forward to attending super scary parties, and so we appreciate you making time to read ST this weekend! Wishing you all a fabulously sweet and safe holiday!

ST_smitten_studio_color_story_mike_carreiro_photographyPin

 image courtesy of: Studio Eleven Weddings // color inspiration: Jen | ST 

diy wedding ideas

This past week we have had the pleasure of featuring two gorgeously DIY-ed weddings, one darling anniversary styled shoot, three fun Etsy wedding inspiration boards in chevron, ombre, and polka dot details, and last but not least the crazy fun DIY ’tissue paper transfer’ technique to make candle table numbers! You can easily find all these posts by clicking on each of the images below! 

nj-pink-beach-weddingpeach-chevron-weddingpink-navy-blue-weddingpink-polka-dot-wedidngromantic-anniversary-shootturquoise-ombre-weddingtissue-paper-transfer-table-numberST_saturday2ST_post_line

July 20, 2013

Hey all… Happy Saturday to you!!! Here is one of my favorite pictures that my Dad took of the hubs and I when we got all dressed up to shoot our 100th DIY tutorial! Writing a wedding blog sure has a lot of perks! xoxo

ST_bride_groom_in_a_fieldPin

Image Courtesy of: my Dad for Studio Eleven Weddings // color inspiration: Jen | ST

best wedding blog 2013

This past week we have had the pleasure of featuring two awesome companies, sweet summer wedding inspiration, two gorgeous weddings, one darling bridal session and a super fun bachelorette diy tutorial! You can easily find all these posts by clicking on each of the images below!

ritzcarltoncancunmismatched_bridesmaids_dressesbaccarat_crystalweddingdirectionalsignhousewife_bridalscatalina_island_weddingdiy_bachelorette_party_sashST_saturday2ST_post_line

July 11, 2013

“I loved Jamie and Bekah’s Palm Springs wedding! From all the fun gold DIY decor details including custom paintings for the walls of the private estate, to Bekah’s choice of a deep emerald green wedding dress – it was definitely a unique event. I think the greatest part of their wedding was the touching things that they said to each other during the ceremony – and the groom dancing! There was also literally about an hour of hilarious and heart felt speeches from their close friends and family, giving vast examples of their love for the couple. I was honored to be able to spend this wonderful day with such a wonderful couple! ” – Mike of Studio Eleven Photography

ST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0001.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0003.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0002.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0050.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0005.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0040.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0008.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0041.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0009.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0010.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0011.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0012.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0052.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0051.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0013.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0014.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0015.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0016.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0047.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0018.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0019.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0020.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0046.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0045.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0023.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0024.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0025.jpgPinJen Carreiro, Editor of Something Turquoise

I’m absolutely obsessed with all these fab gold DIY details that the bride and her friends created. They did a wonderful job incorporating different shapes, textures and objects – which really makes your eye travel around the whole table. But I think my favorite part is the splash of light blue across the napkins! Now I’ve got the itch to spray paint something!

ST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0026.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0027.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0028.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0029.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0030.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0031.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0032.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0039.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0049.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0043.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0044.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0036.jpgPinST_Studio_Eleven_Weddings_palm_springs_0038.jpgPinST_favorite_wedding_day_memory

“It’s so hard to pick just one! Our ceremony was truly amazing and is indelibly etched in my mind. Another great moment happened about three hours before the ceremony was supposed to start. We had this idea for goody bags that we REALLY wanted to make happen but time was running out. We had all the pieces but nothing had been assembled. At that point, friends who were supposed to be back at their hotels getting ready to attend the ceremony instead came over to the wedding house to help out. They rocked those goody bags and made them happen! It was amazing to see our community come together to help us pull off something that was important to us. It was unconventional – and I’m pretty sure no one thought the ceremony would start on time – but it was the exact feeling of support that you want as you’re about jump into a new chapter of life…

ST_DIY_wedding_projects

..I DIY’d almost everything. All the table decor including flowers, our website, invitation, my bouquet, the goody bags, the chuppah—I could go on and on! :) And when I say “I DIY’d” I really mean “We DIY’d”—I couldn’t have done any of it without the help of 2 fantastic ladies: Ali LaBelle and Haley Weisberger. Not only are they both fantastic designers, but they are great friends and outstanding human beings. They totally got my vision and jumped right in to help me make it happen. In hindsight, I probably wouldn’t have DIY’d any less, but I might have arranged my schedule a little differently – taken some more time off of work, organized some additional help. I’m a control freak and asking for help is not something that I do easily. I was really happy with how everything turned out but there was actually quite a bit of stuff I wanted to do for which I just didn’t have time. No one missed any of those things of course but a little more breathing room would have been nice. Then again, building the chuppah with Ali and Haley outside in 40 degree temperatures the night before the wedding was actually pretty fun! We had to wear gloves and scarves!

ST_old_new_borrowed_blue

..My sapphire engagement ring covered the old and blue and my mom loaned me a handkerchief that belonged to my great-grandmother which I tucked into my bouquet. My shoes were new and sparkly gold, obviously!

ST_advice_for_current_brides

..STEP AWAY FROM THE PINTEREST! Kidding! Pinterest was actually super helpful, but I did have to remind myself to keep my expectations in check and not expect perfection. What would be the fun in that anyway? Also, I think it’s important to keep in mind that you don’t HAVE to do anything. Just because it’s what is usually done doesn’t mean you have to do it that way. I didn’t want to wear a white dress so I didn’t. All that matters at the end of the day is that you’re married. It IS important to make sure invested parties (i.e. parents) feel heard and considered so if you decide to do something a different way, make sure you take some time to let them know your thoughts behind the decision. And PICK YOUR BATTLES! Save your energy for the stuff that is most important to the two of you.” – Bekah, the bride

ST_event_credits

photography: the amazing Mike Carreiro of Studio Eleven Photography // dress: David Meister // engagement ring: Vintage from Sunday & Sunday // rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Palm Desert // catering: Elena Grieco (friend of the couple) // Makeup: Makeup by Keturah // Hair: Holly Farley // Venue: Casa Verona // event planning and flowers: The Bride + Ali LaBelle and Haley Weisberger

June 27, 2012

The amazing Mike Carreiro of Studio 11 Photography shot this gorgeous San Clemente Wedding of Gabe + Angela. Gorgeous light, stunning dress, terrific venue and a couple in love – what more can we ask for! You might remember them from their sweet engagement {here}.

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

san clemente wedding photographyPin

event credits // photography: Studio Eleven // venue: Historic Cottage of San Clemente State Beach // adorable tandem bike wedding invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

top wedding blog

Page 1 of 212