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Destination Weddings

DREAMY STYLES FOR THE GET-AWAY BRIDE

TIMELESS MAKEUP THE DOS & DONTS

2014 GIFT IDEAS

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GROOMSEMEN & BRIDESMAIDS GIFTS the passionate life

 PLANNING TIPS

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UNFORGETTABLE

DESTINATIONS From France to San Francisco to Sicily

REAL WEDDINGS

GIFT BUYING GUIDE


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PUBLISHER'S NOTE It's All in the Details

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Style must haves to keep your bridal party looking good.

Plan a wedding perfectly styled for you,in the place you've always dreamed.

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DESTINATION PLANNER Destination Style

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Bride Style Guide

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Destination Wedding Cake

DESTINATIONS 7 Unforgettable Locations

Dreamy styles and accessories for the get-away bride and groom.

From Sicily to San Francisco to France, we have hand-picked real weddings to inspire you.

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WHAT'S IN KIM'S PURSE? Timeless Makeup The top 10 dos and donts to create a timeless look.

Tips and advice from couture cake designer Sonja McLean.


Photo by Michelle Cross Photography Model: Whitney Parnell www.PronghornClub.com


WEDDING PAPER DIVAS速

A Summer Suite

CUSTOMIZE YOUR INVITE 8 Free Samples Code: FREE TRY for a limited time Free Color Matching, Custom Fonts, Photo Correction and Etiquette Review


WEDDING PAPER DIVAS®

Blooming Together

Winsome Blooms Designed by Stina Persson for Wedding Paper Divas

Signature Save The Date Cards ✳ Enclosure Cards ✳ Imprintables Free Color Matching, Custom Fonts, Photo Correction and Etiquette Review


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Destination Weddings Käaren Provence Founder & Creative Director Scott Greenstone Copy Editor CONTRIBUTORS Kim Nase McKenzie Sterns Sofia Denton TECHNICAL & PRODUCTION Joe Provence Technical & Production Director Chad Bradley Graphic Design LaFleur Magazine Inspires Women to Live a Passionate Life & Connects Community. www.LaFleurMagazine.com @LaFleurMagazine Facebook.com/LaFleurMagazine

LaFleur Magazine donates 10% of proceeds to women’s education initiatives.


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PLANNING

Rain or shine, a wedding planner will de-stress your life and create the day you have dreamed of.

COUPLES GIFTS

Couples gifts to to celebrate a moment of a lifetime.

PERSONAL GIFTS REINDEER ANTLER OPENERS Lone Crow Bungalow www.Macys.com

ON THE COVER BYRON ROE PHOTOGRAPHY

21. GIFT GUIDE

Buy the bridal party handmade gifts to remember the destination journey for years to come.

Wedding photographers Byron and Wendy Roe captured a Gatsby-themed moment at Sunriver Resort in Bend, Oregon. The award-winning team travel with couples to destination wedding locations spanning the globe from Italy, Germany, Switzerland, and Mexico to San Francisco, Europe, Seattle, Los Angeles, Manhattan and beyond.Â


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Publisher's Note Plan a wedding perfectly styled for you, in the place you've always dreamed. It's All in the Details Preparing LaFleur Destination Weddings reminded me a lot of planning my own wedding; it was nerve-wracking, amazing, and delightfully rewarding. Throughout the journey, I kept being reminded of one simple word: Details. Details, details, and details. Did I mention details? It is easy to forget the numerous details involved in planning a wedding. I was also reminded that the nerve-wracking aspect of the planning process can be simplified by managing the details and hiring a wedding coordinator. Most brides think that a wedding coordinator isn't necessary or conducive to their budget, especially when planning a destination wedding. In fact, a wedding coordinator can work with almost any budget and help simplify the process to fit the event. Whether planning a destination wedding far from home or just around the corner, thoughtful planning will simplify the process and help keep your smile genuinely intact through the journey. The thing about a wedding is the moment encompasses a lifetime of expectation, wonder, excitement, and hopes. Not only for the bride and groom, but the families and friends too. No wonder it becomes a little nerve-wracking to plan one. We compiled details to simplify your planning. We selected a few must-have accessories such as trendy wedge sandals and scarves for the destination wedding. We found great great gift ideas, makeup dos and donts, tips from planning pros, florists, cake designers, and a bunch of possibilities for the perfect wedding destination that are sure to inspire. Our goal is to encourage you that planning a day to remember, enchanted with the details closest to your heart, can be done flawlessly. Throughout the months of planning this issue, I have been reminded that planning a wedding is so much more fun and rewarding with a team. A team of uniquely talented people help bring events together with ease and grace. Teams allow people to shine and show off their talents. The wedding cake, for example, becomes the passion of one uniquely gifted to create a signature piece of artwork with sugar. Photographers gifted to think 'outside the box' freely experiment with creative angles and color to capture your unique style and the special moments to last forever. They have the know-how to create priceless photos and artfully share a couple's story, which become part of their home and life to share throughout the years. We've all heard the saying that we is better than me. In the case of the wedding business, I think it's definitely true. After a season of planning weddings, I am even more certain that we truly are better together. One thing is for sure, it took a great team to put together this issue, and I am grateful for every single person and their unique talents. I hope you enjoy reading LaFleur's first destination wedding issue and become inspired to embark on the journey of planning a wedding perfectly styled for you, in a place you've always dreamed.

Käaren

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Planning EXTRAORDINARY EVENTS WITH FLAWLESS EXECUTION


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NORA SHEILS Planning extraordinary weddings and special events is Nora Sheils specialty. Born and raised in Portland, OR, Sheils has been smitten with weddings since she was a child. After graduating from Gonzaiga University with a degree in Psychology & Business and working several years in the bridal industry, she decided it was time to take her expertise to the next level. Bridal Bliss opened its doors for business in 2002 and has since risen through the ranks as one of Portland’s top event planning firms. Sheils and her team work with brides to plan and prepare events of a lifetime. We asked Sheils how to help simplify destination wedding planning decisions and to include trends of 2014 into your big day. Sheils shares her expert planning tips including avoiding decorating faux pas. Read on to learn her five wedding planning tips and advice to enjoy a stress-free engagement.

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What top wedding trends do you expect to see this year?

The top three trends I foresee for 2014 include geometric patterns in the décor such as modern and simple stripes, a rustic elegant vibe with dressed up barns being a focus and including techie elements in receptions such as an iPhone charging station. I find that unique elements and surprises for guests are what make a day most memorable.

After 12 years of planning weddings, what new wedding trends have you found create a day to remember? At Bridal Bliss, we love trends, but the key ingredient to incorporating trends is not going over the top. It's important for a wedding to feel like the couple's personality! That being said, if you want to incorporate some trends (ie: mason jars or mirrored vases), we love it. We recommend using them sporadically rather than having them completely take over. There is a fine line between being cohesive and tacky.

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What top 3 tips would you give brides for a smooth wedding planning process?

The best piece of advice I can give to brides is to trust your planner. You hired this person for a reason, so have confidence that she has your best interests and will go to bat for you.  There is no need to micromanage or stress about every single detail, your planner has it all covered.  Knowing your planner is working hard for you, enjoy being engaged. Take some time off to just enjoy this special time in your lives and always remember that this is about the commitment you are making to your fiancé.  A quote we love is “A wedding is a party, not a performance.  If at the end of the day you are married to the one you love, then everything turned out perfectly.”

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What advice would you give brides planning a destination wedding?

There are a few pieces of advice I would give to brides planning a destination wedding. First and foremost, hire a planner. Many people do not understand that wedding planners can save significant amounts of time and money, in addition to cutting back on the stress level throughout planning. We have a huge network of wedding professionals that we have negotiated discounted rates with, and all of those savings go directly to our clients. It is not necessary to have a huge budget or an extravagant wedding to benefit from working with a planner.  There are substantial additional details that go into planning a destination wedding, and your planner can really lend her expertise to make the process seamless for you. Secondly, remember to keep your guests in mind throughout your planning. A destination means everyone will be traveling and spending significant amounts of money to celebrate you. Make it easy for them.  Give them hotel/travel suggestions and negotiated group rates. Plan fun events that will help guests get to know one another and feel welcome!

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What advice could you offer a bride planning an outdoor wedding in Oregon?

My biggest piece of advice for couples planning an outdoor wedding in the Northwest is to have a rain/ heat plan in place that you can execute if necessary. The weather in Oregon is incredibly unpredictable... we have had 100 degree days in October and pouring rain in August! To avoid unnecessary late minute stress and to ensure the day flows perfectly no matter what Mother Nature decides to throw at you, think ahead.  Regardless of time of year, a backup plan is always a necessity!

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I find that unique elements and surprises for guests are what make a day most memorable.

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couture cakes SONJA MCLEAN of Sweet & Swanky Cakes CAKE TIPS How to choose the right cake and words of advice 1. Choosing the right wedding cake designer? It is important to select the right wedding cake designer to make sure your dream wedding cake will become a reality and taste as good as it looks! First, research all of your options and see who your other vendors recommend; look at their website and Facebook galleries and read reviews from past brides. Look to see if you like their style and if they can create what you have in mind. Making a wedding cake is far more involved than just frosting and decorations. A hand-tailored couture cake is typically a personal and intimate experience that takes many hours to bring it to life, so it is important to find someone you “click” with and who really grasps your wedding and personal style. The end result will be a wedding cake that is a custom work of art, hand-crafted and designed to reflect you.

3. When is the best time to plan a tasting and book my cake? After booking the venue or about 6-9 months prior to the wedding, it is time to design the cake. It is best to not wait to schedule your tasting and consult in order to assure that you LOVE your wedding cake! If you will not be visiting the destination wedding location until the event, I suggest booking with the designer of your choice early in the planning stages. This is where plenty of phone and Skype conversations, research, reviews and trust comes in. In many cases, the wedding cake is booked before a tasting has even been done. Bakers are limited to the number of orders they can take in a wedding season and do fill up quickly, especially if it is a destination wedding area.

2. How does the designer gather inspiration for the cake? Cake designers gather inspiration from all of the planned wedding elements, such as the details of the gown, the invitation design and flowers and decorations from the centerpiece arrangements. Think about the mood and feel that you are going after too; is your wedding romantic, natural, small and intimate, or refreshing, crisp, fun, and colorful? Combine your wedding style and tone with your own personal style and preferences and viola!

The wedding gown, flowers, and personal style inspire the wedding cake design. - Sonja McLean

Working together with the right cake designer will assure that you LOVE your wedding cake!

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couture cakes 4. How will the process work if I don’t live in the area? Everything can be done via phone, email and/or Skype. You will need to be in close contact with your designer, sending them inspiration pics, photos of other cakes you like, your Pinterest Boards, and keeping them informed as your various wedding elements get lined out. You will also need to choose flavors and sign a contract (to protect both you and the baker) as well as work together on your design, which can all easily be done remotely. 5. Do I need to use a cake stand and is one provided? Your masterpiece will shine even more when it’s on the right cake stand! It elevates the cake hence making it appear larger, it can offer a variation in color and texture, and often times it is incorporated into the cake design itself. As a general rule, you are responsible for providing your own cake stand, but some bakers rent them out or offer them complimentary with your cake. If you decide to provide one yourself, make sure that it is completely level and is approved to handle the heavy weight (they can weigh up to 100 lbs!) of cakes. If you rent the stand, be prepared to pay a security deposit that will be returned to you once the stand comes back safely.

It is important to find a cake designer that you click with. One that grasps your style.

6. Do I need to use a cake topper? No! Not every cake needs to have something on top, and if you do wish to use one, talk it over with your cake designer. 7. Should I decorate the cake table and background? It depends on the look you are going for, the room, the size and shape of the table, the cake design, etc. I like to have something on the table besides just the linen. Some ideas include: a lace overlay, flowers, candles, old suitcases to put the cake on, a cute sign, a backdrop… something that will enhance the cake but not overpower it. Your cake is the main attraction (other than the newlyweds of course) at the reception with all eyes checking it out, AND it’s your first cake to celebrate the big day…show it off! Your wedding planner, cake designer, florist and rental company should be able to offer up some ideas perfect for you.

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couture cakes 8. Where should I put the cake table? Location, location, and location is key! Be mindful of what is in the background such as tent posts, light fixtures, and other things you won’t want to see in your photos. Good lighting is a must (talk to your photographer) and it needs to be in a visible, level and safe area. 9. If the reception will be outside, what do I need to be aware of? This can be a tricky when it comes to the cake, especially if weather is not particularly ideal. If there is a chance that it will be warmer than 70 degrees, then do not order a buttercream cake or cream cheese frosting as it may melt. You will obviously need to keep the cake in a cool area if possible (not in the fridge if it’s a fondant covered cake) and brought out sometime before serving. Make sure the cake table is set up in the shade and on a level surface, with a nice background. If it is sprinkling rain or snow, keep in mind that fondant and water do not mix. It is important that you have adequate shelter to protect the cake from the elements to prevent the cake from spotting or ruining your precious sugar flowers.

10. What are the pros and cons to real vs sugar flowers on the cake? Real flowers are likely less expensive but can come with unwanted pesticides and residue that end up on the cake, and that isn’t the best mix for your guests. Sugar flowers can look like the real deal, and downright gorgeous, tailored to your color palette and style. They are created petal-by-petal and will cost you more, but the best part is, they will last forever and make great keepsakes from your wedding cake. Store your darling sugar mementos in a shadow box or in a clear covered cake stand, or in a dry place away from direct sunlight, and enjoy them for years to come!

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FOR YOUR SPECIAL MOMENT

GREAT FINDS

Gifts, favors, and details to celebrate a moment of a lifetime.

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uying engaged couples, bridesmaids, and groomsmen gifts can be daunting. When gift shopping for your destination wedding, keep it simple and easy and buy memorable gifts from the destination city. Just remember, the moment is much anticipated by everyone and a thoughtful gift will communicate your appreciate your thankfulness for everyone involved in the special moment. Gifts like wall art designed in the in the wedding location like Luscious Designs from Chicago, or Little Shirley's mini vases handcrafted from Washington soil, make great gift ideas. Thoughtfully inspired artisan jewelry such as Nashelle identity or tribal-inspired pieces crafted in Oregon are also gift ideas that any member of the bridal party will appreciate. Unique, handcrafted gifts reinforce the bond of friendship and become a token to remember the special moment. Shop Online in advance or pick up gifts from local stores the week prior to the wedding. Calling ahead to let the store know what you are looking for is a great way to involve the experts. After all, it is their area of expertise and you will avoid traveling miles with bags packed with gifts! The right store will help you pick up the hand-picked items just in time for your big day. We have selected a collection of thoughtful gift ideas to help inspire you. Happy shopping!


FOR YOUR SPECIAL MOMENT

GREAT FINDS

COUPLES GIFT IDEAS

Gifts, favors, and details to celebrate a moment of a lifetime.

1. NASHELLE jewelry made from recycled precious metals. Great his and her gift ideas.

Pendleton Cross Roads wool throw is a distinctive gift to be collected and cherished for years to come.

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SHOPPING LIST 1. Nashelle www.Nashelle.com 2. Pendleton blankets Lone Crow Bungalow www.LoneCrowBungalow.com 3. Kate Spade and Monique Lhuillier 4. Riedel Sommelier Vintage Champagne glass www.Riedel. com

Begin your life together with a magical toast perfected in a uniquely stylish glass.

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FOR YOUR SPECIAL MOMENT

GREAT FINDS

BRIDESMAID GIFT GUIDE

Gifts, favors, and details to celebrate a moment of a lifetime.

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TOMS速 MOROCCAN cutout dessert wedges www.TOMS.com

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SHOPPING LIST 1. TOMS速 MOROCCAN cutout dessert and Strapy wedges www. TOMS.com 2. Nashelle Wing identity necklace www.Nashelle.com 3. Little Shirley vase www.LoneCrowBungalow.com

3. LITTLE SHIRLEY VASE Each Little Shirley is made by hand from Washington clay. Each piece is one-of-a-kind.


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Gifts, favors, and details to celebrate a moment of a lifetime.

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Paddy Wax速 Mason Jar Candle in Salted Grapefruit

PRIMITIVES by KATHY 'Love You To The Moon & Back'

Paddy Wax速 Mason Jar Candle in Blood Orange + Citrus

Give stylish gifts and favors hand-made in your destination wedding location.

6. SHOPPING LIST 4. Paddy Wax Mason jar candle www.LoneCrowBungalow.com 5. Primitives by Kathy 'Love' Mason jar candle www.PrimitivesbyKathy.com 6. Nashelle www.Nashelle.com 7. Lucius Designs wall art www.etsy.com/shop/LuciusArt

7. NASHELLE Tribal inspired styles

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Lucius Designs Wall art from the destination wedding location


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Gifts, favors, and details to celebrate a moment of a lifetime.

GROOMSMEN GIFT GUIDE

2. IZOLA Privé Thirst Aid Kit www.Izola.com

1. SPIRIT OF THE PEOPLES Pendleton Blanket

3. 4. SHOPPING LIST 1, Spirit of the Peoples Pendleton Blanket www.LoneCrowBungalow.com 2. IZOLA Privé Thirst Aid Kit www.Izola.com 3. Reindeer antler bottle openers and corkscrews www.LoneCrowBungalow.com 4. Beer Carrier www.LoneCrowBungalow.com

RECYCLED WOOD Beer 6-pack carrier

REINDEER ANTLER Bottle openers and corkscrews from the Arctic areas of Finland. The Sami people that have herded Reindeer for centuries collect and create the made by hand items.


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STYLE TRENDS DREAMY STYLES FOR THE GET-AWAY BRIDE, HER GROOM & HER BRIDAL PARTY

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utting together the right wardrobe for a destination wedding complete with the perfect gown, accessories, hair piece, and right shoe not to mention an impeccably styled bridal party, is a challenge for any bride.

When it comes to styling, destination weddings add a degree of complication from outdoor elements such as extreme temperatures or unpredictable weather, overseas flights, and both indoor and outdoor locations. Packing the right wardrobe can be a challenge! We have created a list of possibilities including some of the top 2014 wedding fashion trends. Just remember, comfort is vital for both the bride, groom and the wedding party. Suport your bridesmaids and groomsmen by buying them well-planned gifts and select a wardrobe well-suited for the event.

STYLE TIPS Bride Capture the essence of the destination location with your gown and accessories. Don't hesitate to use traditional elements mixed with trends. Your something blue can be a designer clutch or a classic pump in soft blue. Either way, mixing trends with classic lace or a vintage hair piece will create the timeless look you are after, while playing with fun trends. Bridesmaids A scarf or shawl provides an extra layer for unpredictable rain and protects from unwanted sun exposure during prolonged moments outdoors. A great wedge sandal is a comfortable shoe option and helps beat the heat. Groom Traditional cufflinks such as Kenneth Cole Reaction's brushed sterling look mixed with a linen tie such as TOMS速 gray washed will create a style for most destination locations. Groomsmen A light shoe with a durable sole such as TOMS速 Natural Burlap Brogues is a great option for an outdoor wedding in a warm climate. Styles that lace also offer sizing adjustments and may be dressed up or down.


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STYLE LOOK BOOK FOR HER

STYLE TRENDS

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& SOMETHING BLUE BADGLEY MISCHKA evening pumps available at www.Macys.com

Trade Cinderella's glass slippers for a Sasha glitter-wrapped miniature diamond minaudiere or soft blue

1. Maggie Sottero速 Haven gown www.Maggie Sottero. com 2. TOMS速 Petal Ballet Flats & Grosgrain Wedges www.Toms.com 3. Sasha blue minaudiere evening clutch and Badgley MIischka www.Macy's.com


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ACCESSORIES Trendy sunglasses, a simple bridal hair piece and clutch paired with a classy pair of pumps (with backup pair for comfort) are destination wedding must haves.

3. TOMS速 ivory ballet flats & white Grosgrain wedges are great for comfort and style. www.Toms.com

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SHOPPING LIST 1. Simple hair piece with feathers or pearls. 2. TOMS速 Kilgore gold sunglasses www.Toms. com 3. La Regale satin bow or metal window minaudiere evening clutch 4. White BADGLEY MISCHKA evening pumps www.Macys.com and TOMS速 ivory ballet flats or white Grosgrain wedges www.Toms.com


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1. Kenneth Cole Reaction cufflinks www.Macys.com 2. Black Tie www.Macys.com Crow Bungalow in Bend, OR 3. Kate Spade and Monique 4. TOMS速 Navigator Whiskey tortoise, polarized www.Toms.com 5. Silver faith cufflinks www.Toms.com


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ACCESSORIES The right pair of sunglasses, tie, and comfortable, shoes are essentials for him. Destination weddings and pull it all together with style.

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SHOPPING LIST 1. TOMS速 gray washed linen tie www.Toms.com 2. TOMS速 James Honey Tortoise eyewear www.Toms.com 3. TOMS速 Natural Burlap Brogues www.Toms. com


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1. ACCESSORIES Sunny and rainy destinations require accessories that beat the heat and keep everyone bright and happy.

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Trendy Sunglasses ASIAN EYE

Spring summer scarf collection

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SHOPPING LIST 1. San Diego Hat Co. Paperbraid XL Brim Hat www.SanDiegoHatCo. com2. TOMS速 Adeline crystal nude sunglasses www.Toms.com 3. TOMS速 Sierra strappy wedges www.Toms.com 4. Asian Eye scarves www.LoneCrowBungalow.com

Scarves for the unpredictable elements.


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Photography by JOS STUDIOS

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MILAZZO, ITALY


Real Weddings A collection of real weddings from near and far

Letizia & Morgan SALINA, SICILY

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icily provides a stunning location for a destination wedding. Friends and relatives traveled from near and far to join Letizia and Morgan in Milazzo, Italy for a rich and intimate Sicilian experience. Letizia’s vintage inspired couture wedding dress designed by Claire Pettibone exquisitely complimented the Sicilian backdrop. The gown's European laces and embroideries, combined with luscious silks, soft cotton, and couture details was breathtaking against the warm stone and bright blue panoramic views. The Italian architecture, ocean cliffs, and Jalari Park, an outdoor art museum with massive rock sculptures set on a mountain above Milazzo provides a panoramic view of surrounding hillsides, sea, and coastline. Ending a savory event with an expansive red orange sunset cast will end the event beautifully and capture a lifetime of memories.

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PHOTOGRAPHY JOS STUDIOS www.JOSSTUDIOS.com

SOURCES Location Milazzo, Italy Reception Jalari Park Wardrobe Claire Pettibone & Tree Marie with Love & Lass Makeup Tamara Music Cantica Nova Hair En Vogue by Donatella Photography JOS STUDIOS

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SOURCES Location Salina , Sicily Wardrobe Claire Pettibone & Tree Marie with Love & Lass Makeup Tamara Hair En Vogue by Donatella Photography JOS STUDIOS

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SOURCES Location Salina , Sicily Wardrobe Claire Pettibone & Tree Marie with Love & Lass Makeup Tamara Hair En Vogue by Donatella Photography JOS STUDIOS

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AmĂŠlie & Christope FRANCE

SOURCES Location Emma's Barn

Groom's Attire Faubourg Saint Sulpice www.Faubourgsaintsulpice.fr

Groom's Shoes A.P.C. www.APC.fr

Wedding Gown Custom

made by Violette Tannernbaum www.Latelierdunefee.fr

Brides Shoes

Miu Miu www.Miumiu.com Makeup Carolyn My Makeup Artist Victoria, North Arlington, NJ

Cake & Cupcakes Mon Gran de Sucre www.Mongraindesucre.com Music Gypsy Cooker Planner Les Cocottes www.Lescocottesevents.com Caterer Kitchen Barn (Coctail) www.kitchenbarn.fr Pizza Vesuvius (Diner) www.Vesuvius.free.fr

Florist

Les bouquets d'Aster www.ParisFleurs.com Photography Anne-Claire Brun www.AnneClaireBrun.com


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Holly & Dennis JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY

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ew Jersey's Liberty State Park, Meritime Parc provides diverse options for unique destination wedding styles with two distinct venue spaces, The Sky Room and The Aviary and their accompanying wraparound outdoor spaces. The expansive panoramic Manhattan views and seashore offer a picturesque backdrop that will live on in memories - and photographs - for years to come. Executive-Owner Chef Chris Siverson prides himself in working with couples to create and customize a couture culinary experience to match the style of the day. The elegant surroundings will be sure to capture the moment in style.

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SOURCES Location Maritime Parc, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ www.MaritimeParc.com Wardrobe Essence of Australia Makeup Carolyn My Makeup Artist Victoria, North Arlington, NJ Hair Carolyn Girwood, Kearny, NJ Florist Jill with Rose Petals & Lace, East Brunswick, NJ Photography Anne-Claire Brun www.AnneClaireBrun.com

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SOURCES Location Maritime Parc, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ www.MaritimeParc.com Wardrobe Essence of Australia Makeup Carolyn My Makeup Artist Victoria, North Arlington, NJ Hair Carolyn Girwood, Kearny, NJ Florist Jill with Rose Petals & Lace, East Brunswick, NJ Photography Anne-Claire Brun www.AnneClaireBrun.com

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SAN FRANCISCO CALIFORNIA Photos by BYRON ROE PHOTOGRAPHY

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Anoush & Chris SAUSALITO, CA

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enues such as the Presidio Yacht Club overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge are memorable locations to host a special destination wedding in your own unique style. The stunning skyline of San Francisco and Golden Gate Bridge, mixed with ocean breezes and sailboats passing by, provide a breathtaking backdrop for an outstanding outdoor wedding ceremony. Options for scenic venues to host friends and family are endless. Guests will enjoy a fun and relaxing ceremony location with city life and high-end accommodation within a short distance. WWW.LAFLEURMAGAZINE.COM


SOURCES Location Sausalito, CA Couple Anoush and Chris Photography Byron Roe Photography www.ByronRoe.com www.Studio-br.com

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SOURCES Reception, Cake & Catering www.DeerParkVilla.com Hair & Makeup Nikol Elaine Makeup Artistry www.Nikolelaine.com Bridal Gown Marisa www.MarisaBridals.com Floral Nancy Ann Flowers & Gifts www.NancyAnnFlowers.com

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Berit & Stephen OREGON Oregon valley farmland is optimal for a laid-back destination wedding. Vast amounts of rolling hills and giant Oak trees provide a picturesque setting and backdrop to swag romantic twinkle lights and gather the gang to celebrate. Vintage inspired possibilities are endless with bright, colorful dĂŠcor mixed with patinas and local vendors who come prepared to create the wedding of your dreams. Vintage suitcases, a dessert bar arranged with handmade decadent cakes, and good, old-fashioned charm will put together a delightful event to please guests and create wedding memories to to cherish for years to come. WWW.LAFLEURMAGAZINE.COM


SOURCES Bouquet Florist Blum Floral Design Photographer Honeysuckle Photography www.Honey-photo.com

Event Coordination, Styling, & Design Misti Damico, Luxe Event Productions www.LuxeNw.com

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SOURCES Bouquet Florist Blum Floral Design Photographer Honeysuckle Photography www.Honey-photo.com

Event Coordination, Styling, & Design Misti Damico, Luxe Event Productions www.LuxeNw.com

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Jenn & Ryan CENTRAL OREGON

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entral Oregon is the place to celebrate among breathtaking landscapes and rustic barn settings. Brasada Ranch hosts couples in style with every whim indulged. From championship golf, equestrian trail riding, and miles of hiking surrounded in panoramic mountain views, it is a place to explore and enjoy family wedding traditions. Sunsets on the range are legendary and the perfect backdrop for a destination wedding ceremony. The venue offers equal parts indoor and outdoor amenities, all inviting and lovely. The ranch is the place wedding guests enjoy some of the best and culinary experiences and creative cuisine of the region.

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The Barn, Brasada Ranch's inspired idyllic Western outpost, is fully Gold LEED Certified. The Barn hosts guests of 65-200 plus.

SOURCES Location Brasada Ranch Flowers Blu Daffodil Makeup Kate Tuma Photography Michelle Cross Photography www.MichelleCrossPhotography.com

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Rachel & Mick SILVERTON, OREGON

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itting on the eastern foothills of Oregon's Willamette Valley, Domane Margelle Vineyards is a peaceful and elegant backdrop for a destination wedding. The rocky slopes, sunlit hills, and quaint country roads provide a tranquil place to celebrate your country vineyard wedding. Guests will enjoy relaxing among old world atmosphere while savoring Oregon wines and upscale accommodations at nearby boutique hotel at the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton, Oregon.

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SOURCES Location Domaine Margelle www.DomaineMargelle.com

Accommodation Oregon Garden Resort www.OregonGardenResort.com

Photography Alan Weiner www.AlanWeinerPhotography.com

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enjoy the spa. SPA EXPERIENCE

If you have not yet visited Jinsei Spa in Bend, it’s time. This winter, take time to pamper yourself to experience the extensive massage menu. The soothing sanctuary, professional staff and specialized packages will release tension, soothe aching muscles, and hydrate skin to create an unforgettable spa experience.

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Jinsei Spa services include therapeutic and rejuvenating treatments such as Thai massage, oxygenating or balancing facials, Hammam Ritual, Turkish purifying and restorative treatments, Coconut Bliss, and purifying wraps. Treatments use the most natural and organic ingredients. Each service is designed for relaxation benefits, restorative qualities, and focus on improving overall well-being. In addition, two spa rooms are used for couples massage.

COUPLE’S MASSAGE

An intimate and relaxing moment in the company of a spouse, friend, or sibling is a fun way to celebrate a special occasion.

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PHOTOGRAPHY BYRON ROE www.ByronRoe.com

SOURCES Location Trinchero Napa Valley www.TrincheroNapaValley.com Kenwood Inn & Spa www.KenwoodInn.com Couple Brooke and Ryan Photography Byron Roe Photography www.ByronRoe.com www.Studio-br.com

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timeless beauty DO completely fill in your lip with liner. Start by lining the outer part of your lip with Estee Lauder’s Automatic Lip Pencil Duo. Line your outer lip by making small circles with the pencil. Once the outer lip is lined, slowly move your circles inward until your entire lip is covered. Moving the pencil in small circles helps to ensure that the product is getting worked into your lip.

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magine 10 years from now, it’s a lazy afternoon and you are cuddled up with the love of your life talking about how magical your wedding day was. You grab your wedding album, open to the first photo and realize that maybe that bright blue eye liner was a poor choice. But it looked so good, and was so on trend! My advice to all brides is to be a classic, polished version of your everyday self. Your wedding is not the day to decide to rock that green eye shadow you saw on Pinterest (even if it goes PERFECTLY with your color theme). There is a reason why brides today still ask to look like Grace Kelly on her wedding day. Her look is timeless, effortless, and classic.

Dos DO make sure you cover under-eye circles and blemishes. For blemishes and uneven patches try using Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage. This concealer is highly pigmented, and blends so naturally into the skin that you wouldn’t know it was there. To erase dark circles under your eyes use Clinique’s Airbrush Concealer. It contains light reflecting pigments that brighten the dark areas. DO use neutral tones such as gray, brown, and taupe. Dior makes an easy- to-use eye shadow palette that is stunning. Try Dior 5-Colour Eyeshadow palettes in Grey, Incognito, or Rosy Tan. These shades are grouped together to be flattering in any combination.

DO get creative with your lip color. This is the one area on your face it is okay to let bright colors pop. However, if you have your eyes as the emphasis, try a more natural colored lip. Use M.A.C.’s Pro Longwear Lip Crème for all day staying power. Apply a layer over your lip liner, then blot. Take a tissue and place over your mouth, powder, and reapply your lipstick. Building layers and powdering helps the lipstick to stay in place so that it doesn’t smear. DO enjoy yourself! Ultimately, getting married isn’t about having the perfect hair or makeup on your wedding day. It’s about making a lifelong commitment to the one you love. So relax, and enjoy your special day with your special someone.

Donts DON’T cake on heavy layers of foundation. Less is more in wedding photos. Nothing says late 1990’s-2000’s like heaps of foundation. The more natural your skin looks, the better it will photograph. DON’T use bright colored eye shadows. Trust me, you will thank me later. Bright colors are fun for a night out, but not appropriate for a wedding. DON’T over contour with blush (think 1980’s fashion model). Stay away from blushes that have strong red, pink, or orange tones. Try to find a blushers that have soft, muted tones.

DO slowly build your blush. You can always add more if you feel it is too light, but it’s harder to tone down if you start heavy handed. Use Lancôme Blush Subtitle to build into the apples of your cheek, and softly sweep upwards towards your temple. This blush is meant to be long wearing, and doesn’t fade.

DON’T use lip liner exclusively on the outside of your lips. Lining only the outer part of your lip gives a tacky appearance in photos, not to mention looks completely unnatural.


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PRONGHORN An Auberge Resort PHOTOGRAPHS BY MICHELLE CROSS PHOTOGRAPHY TEXT BY SOPHIA DENTON LAFLEUR INSPIRATION WEDDINGS 2014 WWW.LAFLEURMAGAZINE.COM

Natural desert, open sky, lush golf courses and fragrant Juniper trees set Central Oregon at the top of the 2014 Destination Wedding list. Brides enjoy high-end amenities and rustic, state of the art venues as a back drop of the perfect wedding day a moment to last a lifetime.


SOURCES Location Pronghorn, An Auberge Resort www.PronghornClub.com

Makeup Elizabeth Elle Makeup Artistry Model Whitney Parnell Florist A Native Bloom Gown Bella Brides Bend

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SOURCES Location Pronghorn, An Auberge Resort www.PronghornClub.com

Makeup Elizabeth Elle Makeup Artistry Model Whitney Parnell Gown Bella Brides Bend Pendleton Blanket Lone Crow Bungalow www.LoneCrowBungalow.com

Florist A Native Bloom

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SOURCES Location Pronghorn, An Auberge Resort www.PronghornClub.com

Florist A Native Bloom

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Gown Bella Brides Bend


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SOURCES Model Joshua Morse Florist A Native Bloom

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Table Decor Fabulous FInds Bend, OR

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SOURCES Location Pronghorn, An Auberge Resort www.PronghornClub.com

Cake Designer Sweet & Swanky Cakes

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Pendleton Blanket Lone Crow Bungalow

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Antlers Fabulous Finds

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Potography Michelle Cross

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Inspiration Weddings WEDDING THEMES TO INSPIRE

SUNRIVER RESORT Natural desert, open sky, lush golf courses and fragrant Juniper trees set Central Oregon at the top of the 2014 Destination Wedding list. Brides enjoy high-end amenities and rustic, state of the art venues as a back drop of the perfect wedding day a moment to last a lifetime.


A Classic Event Gatsby Glamour An elegant and extravagant theme set with timeless details will send your wedding day over the top and create fun-filled lifelong memories with friends and family. PHOTOGRAPHS BY BYRON ROE PHOTOGRAPHY TEXT BY SOPHIA DENTON

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atsby-era finery and vintage-inspired details redefine history.


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GATSBY CAKE GLAMOUR Dramatic layers etched in gold and dripping with pearls add classic drama and Gatsby romance to the traditional wedding cake. Traditional elements such as strands of pearls mixed with glass and modern dessert cups topped with a chandelier create the vintage flair notorious of the era.


SOURCES Location Sunriver Resort www.SunriverResort.com Event Rentals West Coast Event Productions www.wcep.com Flowers Donner Flower Shop www.DonnerFlowerShop.com Photography Byron Roe Photography www.ByronRoe.com Cake Foxtail Bakeshop Hair & Makeup Sage Springs Club & Spa Sunriver Resort Vintage Limousine Classic Limousine Service www.BendClassicLimo.com

Gown Bella Brides Bend Tuxedos Bella Brides Bend Wardrobe Macy's www.Macys.com


SOURCES Models Claire Stevenson, Joshua Morse, Thomas Kealey, and Karissa Moline

Wardrobe & Accessories Macy's www.Macys.com

Classic Limousine Service www.BendClassicLimo.com

Flowers Donner Flower Shop www.DonnerFlowerShop.com


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DESSERT BAR

An Assortment of Sweets A variety of decadent treats will keep guests guessing and pleasantly surprised. At the top of the menu is the French Macaroon, which make delicious party favors and a memorable detail. SOURCES Model Kim Nase Desserts Sunriver Resort www.SunriverResort.com

Wedding Cake Foxtail Bakeshop www.FoxtailBakeShop.com


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A GRAND ENTRANCE Of Classic Elegance Arrive at the destination event in style with Classic Limousine Service's 1939 Cadillac Limousine loaded with all the bells and whistles and sure to make a grand entrance.

SOURCES Classic Limousine Service Bend, OR Tuxedos Bella Brides Bend, OR Models Thomas Kealey, Jacob Moyer, and Joshua Morse


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custom boutique dessert

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oxtail Bakeshop, LLC is a local custom boutique dessert studio in Bend, Oregon specializing in creating wedding cakes and desserts with an artistic and unique flair. At Floxtail Bakeshop, designers are inspired to incorporate the beauty of Central Oregon within all of their products. They consistently strive to bring their customers the best quality ingredients from local farmers and organic produce whenever possible.

Nickol Hayden-Cady has been working in the culinary industry for over fifteen years. Hayden-Cady has earned an Associates Pastry Arts Degree from the Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park, NY. After spending two years in Portland, OR working as the Executive Pastry Chef and Consultant for Papa Haydn’s, Nickol is happy to be back in Central Oregon with her husband Joshua and her little man Jasper. Foxtail Bakeshop created the dreamy Gatsby-themed wedding cake featured on pages 68-77. Inspired by Gatsby glitz, glamour and romance, Hayden-Cayden produced a piece of art.

To view the gallery and learn more about Foxtail Bakeshop visit www.FoxtailBakeshop.com

At Foxtail Bakeshop, we are inspired to incorporate quality ingredients from local farmers and organic produce.

Foxtail Bakeshop, LLC owner Nickol Hayden-Cady specializing in custom boutique wedding cakes and desserts.


Inspiration Weddings WEDDING THEMES TO INSPIRE

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SOURCES Florist Zest Floral Design Photographers Pursuit 31 Location Evergreen Air Museum www.EvergreenMuseum.org

Event Coordination, Styling, & Design Misti Damico, Luxe Event Productions www.LuxeNW.com

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SOURCES Florist Zest Floral Design Photographers Pursuit 31 Location Evergreen Air Museum www.EvergreenMuseum.org

Event Coordination, Styling, & Design Misti Damico, Luxe Event Productions www.LuxeNW.com

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SOURCES Florist Zest Floral Design Photographers Pursuit 31 Location Evergreen Air Museum www.EvergreenMuseum.org

Event Coordination, Styling, & Design Misti Damico, Luxe Event Productions www.LuxeNW.com

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Coordination, styling, and design by MISTI DAMICO, LUXE EVENT PRODUCTIONS


SOURCES Florist Vibrant Flowers Makeup & Hair Face Body Beauty Photographers Adam Trujillo Event Coordination, Styling, & Design Misti Damico, Luxe Event Productions www.LuxeNW.com

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SOURCES Florist Vibrant Flowers Makeup & Hair Face Body Beauty Photographers Adam Trujillo Event Coordination, Styling, & Design Misti Damico, Luxe Event Productions www.LuxeNW.com

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HONEYMOON ROMANCE WAILEA BEACH VILLAS Wailea is considered the most luxurious Hawaiian resort destination, known for the finest Hawaiian villas, celebrity chef restaurants, luxury shopping, and three legendary Maui golf courses. Nestled on Wailea Beach, Wailea Beach Villas is distinctively the most exclusive beachfront Maui villa resort, offering the ultimate in privacy and pampering. The resort offers lavish amenities, exquisitely designed Hawaii villa rentals and indulgent services. It is the only Wailea resort with privileged pedestrian access to the boutiques and art galleries at The Shops at Wailea, the spas and restaurants at the Grand Wailea, and a reserved beach location on Wailea Beach. www.DRHMAUI.com

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