Our Heart-Melting Wedding Song Picks

Music has a way of connecting with our emotions so well. There's no doubt why it can be one of the most important factors for so many couples. Here are some totally swoon worthy tunes that have stole our hearts this year!









And then there's these bridesmaids who knocked it out of the park with their song/toast! I mean come on... perfection!

Stylish Ranch Wedding for Emma + Dan

In case you missed it, here's a recap of one of our favorite weddings this year that was featured on Green Wedding Shoes last week. Emma and Dan are seriously the sweetest couple and we had a blast from the start with them. With some unexpected pink tapered candles, and rad dance floor decal, this wedding was everything that Bustle Events is all about. Shotgun Floral killed it with the flowers as usual and we couldn't have been happier with how our design came to life.








photography: OneLove Photography // venue: Private Estate in California // wedding design + coordination: Erin Taylor of Bustle Events // hair + makeup: Artistry by Danika // cake: Sweetie Pies // catering: Preferred Sonoma Caterers // videography: Wellspun Weddings // band: Pacific Soul Band // 
dress designer: Theia

 // florals: Shotgun Floral Studio // groom’s attire: Hugo Boss // bridesmaids dresses designer: BCBG // shoes: Stuart Weitzman // 
stationery:Underwood Letterpress // veil + accessories: A Stitch in Time // rentals: La Tavola

Joshua Tree Desert Shoot

Today we're sharing even more breathtaking photos from our Joshua Tree Desert styled shoot. 100 Layer Cake recently featured it here. Be sure to watch the video, it's one of my faves!



This shoot was so much fun to plan. Working with rich marsala and turquoise colors was a nice refreshing change from the typical pastels and gold seen in most weddings. Our models were a dream to work with! So much chemistry... the desert is already hot, but they made it smokin'!



The design for this shoot would be perfect for any Fall or Winter wedding, and really any time of year in Southern California. We loved using the hint of cultural inspiration with the native american ojo de dios and the brides shawl (it's actually a table runner!). Kristine Ann wrote out a really sweet Indian prayer that could have been used during a ceremony for vows.



Our creative juices were overflowing with this styled shoot. Amanda from Thorne Artistry created not one, but three looks! How sexy are those bikini shots?




 I'm already itching to get back to the desert for our next Palm Springs wedding this October. There's just nothing like that beautiful desert landscape!

Photography: The Hearts Haven / Videography: Amanda Madeline / Location: Joshua Tree / Design & Coordination: Bustle Events / Hair, Makeup, & Wardrobe Styling: Thorne Artistry / Floral Design: Leaf it to Lexi / Calligraphy & Paper Details: KAKalligraphy / Catering: Waters Fine Foods & Catering / Rentals:Archive Rentals / Skull: Child of Wild / Jewelry: Erin Fader & Shel. Couture

RSVP No-No's... Shame on You!

We know that planning a wedding comes with a bajillion other events as well. There's an engagement party, bridal shower or two, bachelorette party, bachelor party, welcome dinner, rehearsal dinner, wedding, and even a possible post wedding brunch and more! With the best intentions to attend everything for your favorite couple it can be easy to RSVP yes to it all, even when deep down that real chance is less than 10% you'll actually show up. Pure Wow came up with fun list of things we're all guilty of when it comes to RSVP's. Give your hosts some peace of mind by being honest with yourself and others if you'll really show your pretty face to the next event you're invited to.

8 RSVP Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

SAYING YOU'LL BE THERE WHEN, REALLY, THERE'S A 9 PERCENT CHANCE

Also known as the aspirational RSVP. Sure, you earned points for the fastest reply time (and, come on, general enthusiasm), but speed doesn’t count if you bail.
8 RSVP Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

RSVP'ING WITHOUT A GUEST, AND THEN ARRIVING WITH YOUR FUSSY 2-YEAR-OLD

“Kids don’t impact the head count,” you say. Maybe not, but an uninvited crying toddler sure does impact the fun. Bottom line: Give the hostess a heads-up, mmkay?
8 RSVP Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

VOLUNTEERING TO BRING THE DIP, AND THEN SHOWING UP WITH DESSERT

Look, the person who brought the chips was counting on you, and now everyone has to eat naked Tostitos. Hope you’re happy.
8 RSVP Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

OR WORSE, EMPTY-HANDED

You’re a grown-ass woman. At least bring a bottle of wine.
8 RSVP Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

OR MUCH, MUCH WORSE, WITH FOOD THAT STILL NEEDS TO BE PREPARED

Too many cooks + the kitchen = RSVP fail.
8 RSVP Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

REPLYING ALL WITH A LIST OF REASONS YOU'LL BE LATE

We get it, Ms. Popular. You’re double-booked. No need to rub our faces in it.
8 RSVP Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

OR REPLYING ALL WITH A LIST OF SPECIAL REQUESTS

OK, so you’re avoiding carbs this month. Eat around them.
8 RSVP Mistakes You Need to Stop Making

RSVP'ING YES, THEN TEXTING TO CHANGE IT TO MAYBE, THEN NO--THEN OH WAIT, WE'RE BACK TO YES AGAIN

Ah, the weekend waffler. You know who you are.

Lake Escape

Looking for somewhere to escape over the summer and enjoy some hot desert sun? We're big fans of the Westin Lake Las Vegas and we know you'll love it as much as we do. We recently had the chance for a mini getaway there and didn't want to come home! The views are gorgeous, the spa a delight, and of course we spent the majority of the day poolside with a cocktail in hand. Can't beat that! Be sure keep this place in mind for you next vacation.

But even better is this amazing hotel as a wedding venue. The ceremony space overlooks this beautiful lake. The hotel offers many different spaces for ceremony, cocktail hour and reception. With so many options you can really make your wedding fit your own guest count and style. When I toured the property my creative mind went wild with ideas.

Lastly, they have a killer spa on property where I indulged in a little me time and enjoyed an amazing massage. I think it was one of the best I've ever had. The spa is a great amenity to offer your guests.

If you are thinking of a desert wedding the Westin Lake Las Vegas is full of awesome options.












Glitter Guide's 3rd Anniversary Bash

With things heating up this summer, we're in the mood for a good time outside like when we did the Glitter Guide's 3 year anniversary party last year. Florist Natalie Bowen has the perfect patio in the back of her home studio that made for the sweetest location. We had a blast throughout the planning process working with some of our favorite vendors and close friends on this one! From the custom runner created just for Glitter Guide by Lulu & Georgia to the crazy good cocktails from Paula le Duc, we were in heaven! Wish we could hang out with such fun ladies and party the night away every weekend! Be sure to check out more details and photos on the Glitter Guide's page here.









Vendors:
Julie Song InkBustle EventsFrances LaneLa Tavola LinenPaula LeDuc Fine CateringBoutique DJs & EntertainmentClassic Party RentalsDanielle Poff PhotographyLulu & Georgia
Natalie Bowen Designs 

Tropical Neon Inspiration




          To celebrate our expansion of Bustle Events to Southern California, we wanted to embrace the tropical and sunny lifestyle we’re surrounded with here in San Diego.  By taking bits and pieces from surf culture, tropical travel destinations, and an aloha state of mind; we were able to curate a very fun and non-traditional wedding design.





The shoot felt like you could be in the middle of the pacific, tucked away for an evening surrounded by palms and the sound of the ocean nearby. Florals were perfectly wild, just-picked, lush, and bohemian feeling by Bloom Babes. Paper details by Underwood Letterpress incorporated fun quotes about the sea and tropical living with bold black and white graphics. Details on the table by Classic Party Rentals were colorful and more modern while keeping the overall look fresh.



As soon as I started collecting inspiration for this shoot, I knew Pow Wow Vintage Rentals had to be included. Their peacock chairs, Moroccan furniture, and amazing collection of pillows were the perfect touch of boho and tropics we needed to pull the look together. I knew doing a traditional wedding cake just wouldn’t do, so Viva Pops created some custom paletas as a dessert alternative. Plus, when thinking about the tropics, a popsicle just makes more sense! She has so many fun and tasty flavor combinations. Cocktails were provided by Waters Catering. We came up with the name La Pina Loca aka the crazy pineapple. A mix of guava and thai pepper infused 10 Cane Rum, fresh passion fruit, lime juice, agave nectar, pina colada foam, garnished with prickly pear and edible flowers created a drink that could have only been imagined in our dreams!


The inspiration for our model was based off the same free-flowy, wild, and exotic tropical look. Thorne Artistry embraced Kristina’s natural beauty and added a bold lip color to show off her stunning features. A breezy less traditional, but beautiful dress was provided by Elle Bridal Boutique. To finish the look, Mimi & Lu’s jewelry was the perfect touch for adding some playful neon accents. See more of this on Green Wedding Shoes here!


photography: Krista A. Jones // planning + design: Bustle Events, Southern California // venue: Private Estate in La Jolla, California // florals: Bloom Babes // paper goods: Underwood Letterpress // rentals: Pow Wow Vintage RentalsClassic Party Rentals // hair + makeup: Thorne Artistry // dress: Elle Bridal Boutique // cocktails: Waters Catering // dessert: Viva Pops // jewelry: Mimi & Lu // model: Kristina Vanderslice

XO, 

Marina
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