12 October 2015

Leave of absence

Hey Le Magnifique readers and fans! It's been awhile since we've posted so we just wanted to share an update with you all!

Last year, we launched the now popular Southern California Bride blog. It's been quite a hit with the locals and thus causing us to move all of our attention to that blog. Since the beginning of this year, we've decided to put a hold on Le Magnifique. We're trying to figure out which direction to take it since it's still getting a lot of traffic despite us posting any new features. So please bear with us as we figure this all out. But be still, Le Magnifique will be up and running again soon! Thank you for your patience!

xoxo. The Le Magnifique Team

14 February 2015

Romantic Rustic Wedding Ideas

This shoot has been a long time coming. I started planning this shoot back in October and we shot at the end of January. It's been awhile since I last did a full shoot like this with a tablescape + models so I wanted to take it a little bit easy by shooting at a private residence. With two babies in two, I didn't want to be gone away from them for too long, so I picked a very familiar place to me, a place where I could have them with me.

The place that served as our "venue" was the main inspiration of the shoot. It had a rustic feel to it with lots of trees. One idea led to another and I decided that I wanted to do an "elegant romantic rustic" shoot. I selected red, pink, white, green, and gold to be the color scheme because it would go great with the environment and the colors we were surrounded by. I selected team members that I've worked with in the past and a few new ones.

The shoot blew.our.minds. During the shoot, I kept asking myself if this was real! Everything and I mean EVERYTHING turned out perfectly. Timeless Love Events brought the most perfect decor items and styled everything so beautifully. Bianca Tamas did an incredible job with the hair + make-up. Nicole of Bella Bloom Floral Design blew it out of the water as always. Viata Dulce made the most amazing and delicious sweets. The headpieces provided by Lacielle Roselle were just breathtaking. Lauren Chism designed the loveliest paper goods. We borrowed a charming and gorgeous Leanne Marshall gown from Love and Lace Bridal Salon. And lastly, ASHLEY TINGLEY just did such an amazing job capturing the beauty from this shoot and I'm so proud to call her an LMB Distinguished Member! The votive candles were purchased on Amazon and the veil? Well, that was the veil I wore on my wedding day nearly 5 years ago ;).

I hope you all enjoy this Romantic Rustic Styled Wedding Shoot as much as we all enjoyed putting it together and seeing it come to life. Hope it inspires you today. Happy pinning and a very Happy Valentine's Day!

xo. D

This shoot couldn't have happened without the love and support from these amazingly talented vendors. THEY made this shoot happen and it was such an honor to work with them. I'm so thankful for every single one of them and love them all to pieces! Here are the vendors who made this shoot HAPPEN >>>>> Photographer: Ashley Tingley // Venue: Private Residence // Bridal Gown Designer: Leanne Marshall (style: Samantha) // Bridal Salon: Love and Lace Bridal Salon in Irvine, CA // Cake + Macarons: Viata Dulce // Furniture + Decor & Styling: Timeless Love Events // Hair + Make-up: Bianca Tamas // Invitation Suite + Paper Goods: Lauren Chism Fine Papers // Headpieces: Lacielle Roselle // Florals: Bella Bloom Floral Design // Votive Candles: Amazon // Creative Director: Damaris Mia


16 December 2014

Napa Valley Engagement Session from Melissa Ergo Photography

"We met at a summer job between years at college. We started out as friends and kept in touch for a while, but we went to college in completely different states (Minnesota & New York) so it was hard for us to form a deeper relationship. Finally we decided that distance couldn't keep us apart any longer, after Jessica's final year in college, they packed up Steven's life in Minnesota and road tripped back to their home, the SF Bay Area. We have lived there happily together ever since and are getting married next May." -Jessica & Steven

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