Modern and Sleek El Cortez Wedding

By, May 19, 2015

When Shannon was first introduced to Elliott by her sister, she had no idea she was meeting her future husband!

Although they now reside in Georgia for Elliott’s job, the couple returned to San Diego to plan their wedding. These two Southern California natives prove that San Diego is much more than surf and sun. Their sleek downtown wedding at El Cortez featured black & white décor and just the right amount of bling. These two were married in style! Enjoy the photos below :)

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Dressed To The Nines In Black And White | A Black Tie Wedding Inspiration Board

By, June 10, 2013

This week, we pulled our inspiration from a song that we just can’t get out of our heads — Justin Timberlake’s swanky single “Suit and Tie”. This song has a modern-meets-Old Hollywood vibe, and alludes to looking good while dressed to the nines in black and white.

As a wedding color scheme, black and white conveys eternal beauty, as well as bold sophistication. So for our board, we chose a timeless white bouquet of roses and ranunculus, an elegant letterpress invitation, a pillow-folded napkin with a dainty white garden rose, and a pair of white pearl gloves for a classic feel. To add a punch, we paired these objects with black and white Chanel pumps, crystal chandeliers, an embellished black belted gown, and gem-studded black cocktail tables.

When using a black and white palette, the complementary colors are endless! For example, we accented our board with a pale mauve for a soft look. It’s all about striking a balance between the yin and yang, or in this case, the beauty and the bold.

At a perfect black-and-white themed wedding, we’d love to see the groom dance a choreographed routine, vintage microphone in hand, singing “Suit and Tie”. If you haven’t seen the music video featuring JT and Jay-Z, we’ve got you covered. Check it out below our inspiration board, and allow them to “show you a few things.”