TO SCAN OR NOT TO SCAN? WEDDING REGISTRY TIPS AND TRICKS.

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When you think of planning your wedding, your mind automatically goes to the bigger items like what you’re going to wear, the venue, who will be in your bridal party and choosing a photographer. There are so many other small details to keep in mind though.

One easy place to start on your wedding planning list is with your registry. Believe it or not, your wedding registry actually plays a huge role in your life after marriage and is not something that should be glossed over. It’s purpose is to set you up with the things you’ll need most for a successful newlywed life.

 Remember, your wedding is about you as a couple and celebrating your separate lives joining together. Therefore any decisions being made regarding your wedding should be done together, and this is especially true when it comes to your registry. These are items for the home you will both share after all, so you want to make sure you’ll both be happy with them.

It’s also important to know what you should and shouldn’t register for, especially if you’re short on storage space. Your registry is the perfect excuse to replace an item you have that might have seen better days or could use an upgrade. Finding your bed uncomfortable lately? Register for a new mattress to help sleep come easier. Just make sure it’s something you’ll both love!

 The thing about registries is that the options are endless. You could theoretically add anything you want. But before you go scanner gun crazy, take a second to think. Carefully curated and thought-out registries are better in the long run because they contain things you really want and need, and your guests will feel like they’re making a valuable contribution to your shared lives.

TO BRIDESMAID GIFT OR NOT TO BRIDESMAID GIFT?

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We’ve noticed this trend among our L’ezu brides that demands brides shower their bridesmaids with cute gifts to show their appreciation for them being a part of their special day. We pulled a Carrie Bradshaw and “couldn’t help but wonder” if this was really necessary, so we went online shopping. On the hunt for cute gift ideas, we came across this personalized Bridesmaid gifts website, so we thought we’d give a few of the products a spin.

Design me a stainless steel tumbler to keep my liquids cold but make it L’ezu? We’re sold. Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique nailed it! Not only does our drink stay hot or cold in this bottle for up to 6 hours, but now we have a super cute, on brand accessory keeping us hydrated while we work at the office. No need for a coaster, the metal tumbler doesn’t leave any condensation. To be honest, we’re loving our L’ezu bottle, but you can get it personalized however you like! I think our enthusiasm for this bridesmaid gifts stems from it’s true usefulness to the receiver.

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How cute is this black denim pouch with gold detailing? It can double as a makeup bag for a quick touchup at a wedding, or even as simple as throwing your phone and wallet in on the go. At L’ezu, we’re most likely use it for some quick fix needle and thread, buttons for any wedding mishaps we may encounter.

These are just some of the cute things we tried out, but there are 300+ items available to personalize and gift on the Bridesmaid Gifts Boutique website. Our take on bridesmaid gifts is that if you feel compelled to do so, make sure they’re useful for after the wedding, because these certainly are!

MALKA + PAYAM

We can't believe the video we're about to share with you. Our incredible bride, Malka married the love of her life Payam at the Beverly Hills Hilton and it was captured in a stunning music video by VIP Productions

This wedding looks jaw dropping, and we're so relieved we designed a dress for Malka to match this absolute rager. One of our favorite details on the gown, were the off the shoulder sleeves as well as the head to toe, hand embroidery.

Dress by: L'ezu // Venue: Beverly Hilton // Videographer: VIP Productions

Congratulations Malka and Payam! 

BIG ISLAND HAWAII WEDDING PHOTOSHOOT

Surprise! After our first collaboration with Sky and Reef Photography's Tara Morenfeld we just had to do it again. We couldn't think of a more beautiful location to feature our gowns than Hawaii. We'll have more details to update you with coming up, but for now we couldn't wait another second to share these incredible shots! 

Dresses by: L'ezu bridal // Photography by: Sky and Reef Photography //

LINDSAY + PETER

We've decided the perfect way to close out 2017 is celebrating one of our loveliest brides yet. Lindsay and Peter were married in Arroyo Grande on a beautiful typical California day. Our favorite part of creating her wedding gown was adding a dramatic ruffle down the back paired with a plunging lower back V cut. We hope all of our L'ezu brides and followers have a beautiful and happy New Year and enjoy these beautiful shots of Lindsay and Peter! 

Dress by: L'ezu // Venue: The Casitas Estate // Photographer: Jonathan David // Florals: Precious & Blooming // Baked Goods: Just Baked SLO // Wedding Planner: Janet Tacy,  //  Rentals: All About Rentals // Catering: Field to Table // Band: Lucky Devils Band // 

DANIELLE + COLTON

Sometimes you just have to go full out with a classic strapless princess gown. Our L'ezu bride Danielle did just that, and we have to say, she looks stunning! We're so excited to share Danielle and Colton's wedding pictures with you, they're absolutely enchanting. 

Dress by: L'ezu // Photography by: Pauline Conway Photography // Videographer: Wade Koch // 

JACLYN + SAM

One of our sweetest L'ezu brides, Jaclyn, has shared her gorgeous wedding photos with us and we simply couldn't help but share them right away! This California wedding managed to look extremely professional and well put together, while maintaining an element of DIY and a personal touch we could only dream of replicating. Just ask Jaclyn about her baked goods: every member in her close family contributed by making their favorite cookie recipes! We wanted to capture Jaclyn's free spiritedness and effervescence in her wedding gown by giving her a flowing skirt line, subtle beading, and a plunging detailed neck line. Congratulations Jaclyn and Sam! 

Dress by: L'ezu // Photography by: Phoebe Chuason // Florals: Eiji's Florist // Baked Goods: family baked! // Wedding Planner: Jackie Santos // Venue: Descanso Gardens in La Canada Flintridge //

ANGELYN + BRENDAN

We can't wait any longer to share our L'ezu bride Angelyn's wedding with you! We're in love with the DIY vibes and rustic feel to this lovely wedding. Clearly, Angelyn is creative (seeing as her gorgeous desserts were grocery bought and decorated by her!), and we wanted to match her airy summer wedding vibes as well as her attention to detail when creating her gown chiffon and embroidered gown. Congratulations Angelyn and Brendan! 

Dress by: L'ezu // Photography by: Megan Thompson // Florals: Tina Ligas // Baked Goods: grocery bought! 

 

 

SUNNY + SEAN

As promised on our Instagram, it's a new week, so there's a new L'ezu bride feature. This week's lovely bride is Sunny. Her delicate chiffon dress is so ethereal, even looking back on these pictures, we're captured by it's simplicity and beauty. Not only is the plunging neckline dramatic and fun, but the structure and form flattery of the dress fit Sunny effortlessly. Congratulations on your beautiful day Sunny and Sean!

Dress by: L'ezu // Photography by: Andy Seo // Venue: Ebell Theatre // Florals: Larchmont Flowers // Baked Goods: Maison Richard // Wedding Planner: Gather Events // 

NEW AUTUMNAL PHOTOSHOOT

It's officially the season of Pumpkin spice, hayrides and most of all berry tones! Here at L'ezu, we love October, and we thought the best way to showcase some of our new collection was through this lovely fall photoshoot. We've included a few pieces from our new line of separates! 

Dresses and bridal separates by: L'ezu // Photography by: Layla Hillail // Model: Mikayla Smith // Flowers: Papillon Flowers // Makeup and Event Design: Razan Kesbeh //