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.

LAURIE + MIKE

Our beautiful, body positive blogger L’ezu bride babe (enough alliteration for you?) Laurie Brucker, just sent us her wedding photos and of course we’re head over heels for them. We loved designing this form flattering layered lace gown for Laurie. We wanted to make sure to incorporate the shorter length in the front and longer train in the back in order to showcase those killer Valentino shoes! Laurie couldn’t have been more wonderful to work with and she’s emanating absolute joy and beauty in these gorgeous pictures by Nicole Leever Photography. Congratulations Laurie and Mike on your beautiful day!

Dress by: L’ezu bridal // Photography by: Nicole Leever // Location: Bel-Air Bay Club- Upper Club // Shoes: Valentino // Jewelry: Kendra Scott // Florals: Peony & Plum Floral Design // Cake: Vanilla Bake Shop // Hair: Maven Salon, Danai // Makeup: Phoebe Dawson //

NEKOLLE + JARELL

We cannot describe how thrilled we are to finally share one of the most beautiful weddings we’ve ever been a part of. Nekolle was an absolute dream to work with, describing to us the dress she imagined for herself, and helping us make it a reality. We ended up creating a silk slip dress that absolutely fit her like a glove, with a lace overlay to create a sense of layering and texture but maintain elegance and simplicity. The proof is in these gorgeous pictures by Milanes Photography. Also did we mention the dope pink suits the bridal party wore?! Could this wedding be any more fun?

Congratulations Nekolle and Jarell!

Dress by: L’ezu Bridal // Photography by: Cathi Milanes, Milanes Photography // Venue: Atlanta History Center // Florals: Andy Beach // Baked Goods: For Goodness Cakes // Wedding Planner: Shatila Davis //

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 //

JESSIE + DAVAN

One of our most spectacular brides had her French Disco themed wedding chosen to be featured on brides.com and we just couldn't wait to share it with you! You can read more about the details on the post but let's just say it's an absolute stunner down to the last detail. We were delighted to work with Jessie on her customs made, off-the-shoulder dress. We drew inspiration from old-era France, using white silk charmeuse and hand stitched french embroidery. We're also in love with the the touch of neon at the reception and the disco theme! Congratulations Jessie and Davan! 

Dress: L'ezu // Venue: Le Pavillon de Musique de la Comtesse du Barry // Catering: La Belle Assiette // Cake: Synie's Paris // Planner: Nancy La Tart from Fête in France // Bride's Shoes: Alberta Ferretti // Groom's Attire: Saint Laurent, Lanvin // Hair & Makeup: Harold James // Floral Design: Lily Paloma // Music: Jazz Around Midnight // Rentals: Options // Photography: Marcus Meisler // Videography: Vincent Cadoret of Lifestories Wedding

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 // 

LOS WILLOWS ESTATE SHOOT

We're so excited to announce our recent fall collaboration with Mandy Ford Photography in this Los Willos Estate photoshoot! We're even more excited to share that our collaboration was picked up by Southern California Bride as a feature! We've posted a few of our favorite shots below as well as the links to all the wonderful vendors we collaborated with. 

Check out the blog feature here.

Dress: L'ezu // Photography: Mandy Ford Photography // Venue & Rentals: Los Willows Wedding Estate // Venue & Rentals (II): Kelly Dawn // Florals: Alie with Organic Flora // Florals (II): Peach Florals // Accessories: Petals and Stones // Hair: Stephanie Wirkus // Makeup: Cindy Tran // Calligraphy: Victoria Lieu // Cake & Desserts: Nosa with Baked by Joann // 

ERIN + EOGHAN

We're especially proud of our work for Erin on her special day with Eoghan. Besides being an incredibly funny writer (check out her website Side of Ginger), she's also perfectly lovely to work with. We chose a champagne off white color for her dress to further complement her gorgeous hair color and blush skin tone. The lace detailed V down the front gives it a hint of sexy and sweet, as well as the lace capped sleeves. Looking at these pictures makes us beam with joy! Congratulations Erin and Eoghan! 

Dress by: L'ezu Bridal // Photography by: Mary Costa Weddings // 

SHAKESPEARE AND STEEL STYLED SHOOT

We can't wait to share our most recent collaboration shoot with the lovely Paulina. Two of our newest designs were featured, and we couldn't have asked for a more beautiful setting. Check Photography by Paulina out on Instagram: @photographybypaulina and enjoy this beautiful shoot! 

Dresses by: L'ezu // Photography by: Paulina // Venue: The Colony House // Hair and Makeup by: Rock Me Up Makeup // Florals: Here Come the Blooms // Baked Goods: Lizzie's Bakery // Models: Willow Models // Coordinators: Grace and Gold Events // Rentals: Sweet Salvage Rentals, Cherished Rentals, Ollie and ElleBottles and Blooms

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 //

KELTIE + RYAN

We are so excited to share this truly special gown and even more special bride. Keltie knew she wanted to incorporate a vibrant blue into her wedding, and we were more than happy to take the risk and make it a gorgeous part of her gown. Add the magnificent backdrop of the historic post office in Washington D.C. and you've got the perfect blend of modern and classic. Congratulations Keltie and Ryan! 

Dress by: L'ezu // Photography by: Vicki Grafton // Wedding Planner: FireFly Events // Cake: Catherine George // Flowers: White Magnolia Design // Venue: Washington D.C. Post Office // 

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 // 

GILLIAN + ROBIN

After a long rainy week, this golden ranch wedding was exactly what we needed! Located on her new husband's cattle ranch in Tehachapi, CA, Gillian's wedding was light, big, and full of joy. We at L'ezu loved working with Gillian to create a deep plunging neckline gown and we're thrilled with the final result. Congratulations Gillian and Robin! 

Dress by: L'ezu Bridal // Florals: Rosebud Floral Design // Photography by: Michelle Lacson Photography // Wedding Planner: Jen Bergmark - First Pick Planning 

CHRISTINE + SHAUN WEDDING

First L'ezu bride feature of 2017 and we couldn't be happier that it's of our gorgeous bride Christine. Her classic lace sleeves, broken up by a delicate beaded belt truly inspires. Enjoy the beautiful wedding photos taken by Lin and Jirsa Photography

Dress by: L'ezu // Wedding Venue: Earl Burns Miller Japanese Gardens // Wedding Coordinator: Andrew Vo // Bridal Hair & Makeup Artist: Tuyen Tran // Florist: Oceanic Flowers // 

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 // 

ANH + CHRIS

Wedding season is upon us! And with that comes our first wave of gorgeous wedding pictures from L'ezu brides we absolutely treasure. Anh was a joy to work with on creating a gown to go with her dreamy desert wedding. Enjoy the pictures below of one of the most detail-oriented, near perfect weddings we have ever had the pleasure of working on. 

Dress by: L'ezu // Photography by: Gantes. Co // Florals: Krista Jon Floral // Venue: The Parker, Palm Springs // Wedding Planner: Simply Natural Events// 

L'EZU FOLLIES PHOTOSHOOT

Over the winter, we had a surprise follies themed photoshoot with the incredibly talented Carlos Maldonado. Our social media director got behind the scenes but first we thought we'd share the beautiful result! 

Dresses by: L'ezu // Photograher: Carlos Maldonado // Model: Holly Glasser // Hair and Makeup: Style by Stacy // Headpieces: Stephanie Browne//