Lavender Fields Forever…

Posted by on 06/19/2015

Some days the energy of this world is positively awesome.  With the warmth of the sun and air breezing through your fingertips, as you drive with your hand out the window, all-consuming chills of inspiration remind you: give gratitude.

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Days like this you’ll find me in my aviators, plastered with a permanent grin as I cruise along highway 101.   There is something so incredibly magical about the central coast of California.  The gorgeous balance between northern and southern here is almost indescribable.  These stunning horizons where the mountains meet the sea and the desert meets the sky.  My enamorment ceases to fade, even in the growing familiarity of each passing day.

I often joke about this silly idea of meeting people in the clouds, particularly when I FaceTime with my darling niece Skye; that contagious child-like-wonderment captivates and inspires me.  Seeking out this sense of awe, I set off to explore an unknown route.  How often do you go down an unfamiliar road with no destination in mind?

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Perfect White Paper Parasol available at Luna Bazaar. Choose from an array of colors and sizes.

This weekend I encourage you to get out there on the Summer Solstice.  Let this playlist be your soundtrack, pack a picnic and start wandering.  You never know where the road may take you…

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Picnic essentials: compostable ware & beach blankets.

parasol sun protection for summer hikes.

Shop pretty Parasols to accessorize your summer adventures.

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Happy Summer!

Additional authorship & editing by Maia Bissette.

Angelina Carrera is the founder of Gypsea Free. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter at GypseaFree.

Wedding Bells Are Ringing!

Posted by on 06/05/2015

Do you hear that? It’s the faint sound of wedding bells in the distance, and those wedding bells are only getting louder.  Ah, yes, wedding season is in full swing, which means we are more inspired than ever!

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Visit Offbeat Bride to see how this Seattle couple matched our Parasols, Hand Fans and Paper Lanterns to the Bridesmaid’s Dresses and the Groom’s tie. Photo by Carly Bish Photography.

Maybe you’re planning your own big day, or perhaps helping a near, dear bride {or groom} add some detail & sparkle to their event.  In a web of ever-expanding wedding saturation, we thought we’d lend a hand and divert you from the rabbit hole {oh, we know, we’ve been there… four hours later on Pinterest and what were we trying to do?!).

Paper Lanterns Rustic Barn Wedding

We love the bold combination of paper lanterns captured by Tanja Lippert Photography in this colorful, rustic, romantic barn wedding via Style Me Pretty.

Luna Bazaar is the definitive source for wedding décor and inspiration.  Our parent company, Cultural Intrigue, is a trusted, primary supplier for many major vendors, which is kind of cool!  With us, you are given the opportunity to shop direct.  Recognized by Brides Magazine as “… our go-to source for pretty candle holders and paper lanterns in every color.”, we’ve long specialized in decorations for weddings and events.

Brides Magazine endorses Luna Bazaar as a definitive source for wedding decor.

For fabulous, colorful decoration combinations, visit our related Get The Look!

We also offer the largest selection of Paper Lanterns, over 100 signature colors of exceptional quality.  With an extensive assortment of shapes, sizes and colors that match hundreds of our other products, it’s no wonder we are Martha Stewart Weddings‘ Choice for Lanterns.  Martha is also a fan of our lovely selection of colored glass vases, which can be clustered together as centerpieces and double as favors for guests.

We’re just thrilled when a couple incorporates our décor in their event!  As a company, we take great care to ensure that each customer receives the perfect match for their theme, as well as a friendly ear for any questions you might have throughout the process.  For a sample of our customers’ experience with our fabulous team of specialists, find out why we have a score of 9.4 out of 10 on Trustpilot, and visit our Wedding Wire portfolio to see why we received the Couple’s Choice Award for 2015.  For additional resources on why we’re the right wedding decoration source for you, read some rave reviews from fab wedding inspiration blogs, such as Offbeat Bride and Wedding Chicks.

We could continue on and discuss the unparalleled selection of wedding decorations and home decor {think Gifts!}, not to mention our tried, tested & true color consultation to help you make a color choice to fit your needs.

We could, but we find the romance of possibility and exploration so much more charming.  We love finding the subtle nuances of a unique location drenched in the warm glow of our pretty paper lanterns.  We adore the thoughtful details that seem unrelated, but once composed illustrate a pattern of meaning, a story unfolding, a memory in the making…

As is the journey of a tale, so is life: enjoy the little moments that make the big picture grand.

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Still looking for more?  We’ve been Little Black Book Member of Style Me Pretty for years.  Just last month, our pretty paper parasols were featured in this stunning English Garden Party Wedding captured beautifully by Brighter Lights Media in the video below.

Walt + Andrea // a Wedding Highlight from Brighter Lights Media on Vimeo.

A special thanks to Brighter Lights Media for sharing their video under the Creative Commons License.

Additional authorship & editing by Maia Bissette. Angelina Carrera is the founder of Gypsea Free. You can follow her on Instagram or Twitter at GypseaFree.