Bohemian Bride Must-Haves For A Boho Chic Wedding

Relaxed and intimate, we love a beautiful boho chic wedding. And here are some of our favorite bohemian wedding items that are great inspiration to get your wedding planning started!

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The Bride List vendor Brown Fox Creative

The Bride List vendor Brown Fox Creative

The Bride List Vendor DieselBoutique

The Bride List Vendor DieselBoutique

The Bride List Vendor Saldana Vintage

The Bride List Vendor Saldana Vintage

The Bride List Vendor Diesel Boutique

The Bride List Vendor Diesel Boutique

The Bride List vendor Sizzle Cone Designs

The Bride List vendor Sizzle Cone Designs


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A Newport Beach Engagement Session by Fawned Photo

Taiko and Mark are just the friends you want to have. They’re kind, selfless, intentional, beautiful, and fun to be around! So it would only make sense that two such wonderful people would find each other, fall in love, and get engaged. 

They met at exactly the wrong time...or so it seemed. Taiko had just graduated from college and was starting a job at UC Davis. Mark had just graduated from UC Davis and was preparing to depart for a two year contract in South Africa. But it was in that short period where their lives intersected and they began to talk as "just friends." Soon enough, Mark had to say goodbye to their in person chats and say hello to Skype, FaceTime, e-mails, Facebook and practically all the forms of long distance communication they could think of.

After two years, Mark came home. Mark and Taiko had become best friends and were thrilled to be reunited. Though, at that time, their relationship status was simply “friends.” After a couple of months, Mark was hit with the sudden realization that he didn’t want to be “just friends” any longer and asked Taiko to be his girlfriend. Naturally, it didn’t take much time for both of them to realize that what they had was something special. 

Finally, on December 4, 2015, Mark took Taiko out on a surprise date. After showering her with romantic gestures like flowers, a fancy dinner, time at their favorite coffee shop, several romantic letters, and Christmas light hunting, Mark got down on one knee and presented the perfect ring. Taiko didn’t hesitate to say yes to her best friend and, now, soon to be husband! Their engagement session took place in the Back Bay of Newport Beach, CA with shots in the Newport Dunes Marina and Castaways Park. They are excited to tie the knot in Visalia, California on July 30, 2016!

newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park
newport beach engagement photos - The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, and Castaways Park

Fawned Photo, Ashley Adams // Photography
The Back Bay, Newport Dunes Marina, Castaways Park - Newport Beach, CA // Shoot Locations

The Little White Dress Workout Series: Squats, Planks, Crunches, Oh My!

Written with love, by Jennifer Dene

Hey there you Beautiful Bride!

bridal slimming leg workout

Are you ready to take your wedding fitness up a notch?

Over the coming three weeks I’m sharing new variations on some classic workout moves, which you can easily add into any of your current exercise routines.  Challenging your muscles keeps them strong and toned, and brings you closer to your bridal body goals. The more lean muscle you develop, the better your metabolism and ability to burn excess body fat becomes. It’s also vital to mix up your routine so you feel inspired to continue to workout.

Today I’ll walk you through three variations on the basic squat, and next week we’ll tackle planks and then it will be all about the abs!

Read on to learn about the importance of each of these new moves and then watch the video tutorial below.


How To Do The Basic Squat

Before we start playing around let’s perfect the basic squat, because no matter what variation you do it all starts with the same setup.

The squat is a full body exercise that particularly focuses on the legs and backside. It also mimics movements you do in real life, such as sitting and crouching, making it a really functional move to have in your workout repertoire.

Step one:  Stand with your feet slightly wider than your hips.  Your toes should be pointed slightly outward. Look straight ahead and keep your gaze focused throughout.

Step two: Pull your abdominals in to your spine, bend your knees and sit your hips back as though you are sitting in a chair. The weight is more in the heel of the foot than the toe and your knees stay aligned with the second and third toes.

Step three: Keeping your abs engaged and your knees in line with the center toes, squeeze your butt and return to standing.

Simple yet wildly effective! Now let’s have some fun …


The Squat Kick

bridal slimming leg workout

This move adds a plyometric element as you lift one leg and kick it forward. It also helps to improve your balance and relieve pent up tension … “Take that, you expensive florist!”


The Squat Side Step

This move incorporates muscles on the outer and inner thighs and gives you even more of a booty burn as you stay low in the legs and travel from side to side. If you want to increase the challenge add a jump at the top of each squat.


The Squat Jack Plank Jack

That’s a mouthful! This move is more dynamic and becomes a full body workout as you hop forward and back between squatting and plank. Your goal is to never stand up until the end of your repetitions.

I recommend starting with 5 repetitions for each of these new moves and adding on once you feel confident. Press play for the quick video tutorial to see exactly how to do these moves, and then let me know which one is your favorite and why by leaving a comment below!

I can’t wait to workout with you!
     Jennifer Dene