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California Destination Weddings | Luxury Weddings by Details Details

As destination weddings become ever more popular, we present our luxury brides with Strictly Weddings partner, Details Details, who plan and produce awe-inspiring weddings in one of the world’s most ideal locations: sun drenched, Southern California. We recently had the pleasure of talking with Details Details planner, Alicia Townsend, who shared with us her inside knowledge on big trends hitting the upscale bridal scene. However, as the weddings featured below show, the team at Details Details ensures each bride has a one-of-a-kind wedding experience, threading elements that are true to her signature style throughout. “We aren’t looking to recreate a Pinterest photo or last weekend’s wedding. With each bride, we learn what colors, textures, and finishes she is naturally drawn to…what memories are close to her heart, so that on her wedding day, friends and family exclaim: “that is soooooo {insert name}!,” says Alicia. Now we invite you to join us on this exclusive, expert narrative of three absolutely sublime Details Details weddings that are sure to have you California Dreaming!

Classic Vintage – Reinvented

In the realm of soft and romantic, vintage-inspired weddings, Details Details has seen a shift away from shabby chic (think typewriter, hanging window panes, and mason jars) towards a more feminine and grown up approach. “Brides are still strongly drawn to bygone eras, but grandma’s found objects are being replaced with a lot more glamour,” says Alicia. Partly influenced by the strong resurgence of 1920’s sophistication and class, ornate French sofas and crystal adornment are blended with the casual elegance of contemporary styles. Brides continue to embrace the ever classic – white, beige, with hint of blush – color palette however, the mood has evolved from ‘soft and pretty’ to an ‘ultra chic’ style. Important to this forward moving trend is the presence of mixed metals. “We are seeing a lot more metallics – yellow gold, rose gold, gilvers – in all aspects of decor from chairs, cakes, to candles, shaping this uniquely modern approach to vintage glamour,” explains Alicia.

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**Event Credits
Planner: Details, Details, Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill, Floral and Decor: White Lilac Inc., Photographer: David Tosti for Samuel Lippke Studios

Into the Wild

“We also see an ongoing trend of brides enchanted by the beauty and calm of the great outdoors,” says Alicia. In our fast paced, tech-centered lives, it represents a call back towards nature; environments refreshed by verdant plantscapes achieved with the utmost elegance. These designs lean towards lush, green foliage in place of traditional, big floral. As depicted in the engagement party we’ve featured below, lifted focals of salal and fern bundles create a dramatic look with the bonus of being cost effective. “Who doesn’t love the gorgeous contrast of emerald greens on a pure, white canvas,” continues Alicia, “adding the welcome energy of clarity and renewal.” She also notes that brides are now more apt to select open air accommodations for both the ceremony and the reception. “Traditionally, brides would have their ceremony and cocktail hour outside and then move to dinner and dancing indoors. Contemporary brides crave the magic of the outdoor experience all night long,” adds Alicia.

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Planner: Details, Details, Venue: St. Regis Monarch Beach, Floral and Decor: White Lilac Inc., Photographer: Lin & Jirsa Photography

Dare to be Bold

It is very exciting for those of us immersed in the wedding world to see brides making bold statements in fashion and decor. “We absolutely love the daring brides, like Cammy, who totally rocked her jet black Vera Wang gown,” says Alicia. The Details Details planning team was so enchanted by this statement piece that it became the inspiration for the wedding’s entire design. “This is a great example of how an edgier, gothic feel can be made feminine and romantic with the right approach,” says Alicia. To accomplish the look, striking black elements such as onyx crystal chandeliers, over-sized urns and shiny black acrylic chairs were married with the softness of creamy florals and flowing nude fabrics. The wedding also highlights a custom outdoor reception structure that created a sense of intimacy for wedding guests while retaining all the allure of the open air experience.

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**Event Credits
Planner: Details, Details Venue: The Resort at Pelican Hill, Floral and Decor: White Lilac Inc, Photographer: John and Joseph Photography

More on Details Details
Details Details is located in two locations: Beverly Hills and Irvine, California. For brides dreaming of a high style, sun kissed California wedding, contact the Details Detail team to begin the wedding planning process. Also, if you love what you see here, be sure to stop by their website, filled to the brim with beautiful weddings like the ones we’ve shared today.