Admire: Hollywood Heads South!

As the East Coast continues to get hit with snow (even though spring did start this week!), celebs have made the smart decision to head south for their later winter-early spring nuptials. Here are a few of our favorite recent warmer-weather weddings!

Savannah Guthrie & Michael Feldman

Guthrie 1While many Americans wake up to see Savannah Guthrie on their TV screens every morning she managed to pull a fast one on everyone, surprising the country with her super-secret wedding on March 15. Guthrie and Feldman fled the New York freeze and married in Tuscon, Arizona–close to Guthrie’s hometown (yes, hometown weddings still exist!).

Guthrie stunned in a lace Monique Lhuillier gown and carried local wildflowers. A mariachi band serenaded the couple as they walked back down the aisle. While the guest count was only around 80 people, plenty of stars made the trip to Arizona (and managed to keep quiet about the whole thing!): co-anchor Matt Lauer, Al Roker, Hoda Kotb, and rocker Jon Bon Jovi. But Guthrie surprised her guests one more time, by revealing that the happy couple were also expecting!  Following the wedding, guests were also treated to a very special and intimate wedding favor: handwritten notes from the couple.

Stacy Keibler & Jared Pobre

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In another surprise wedding, TV host Stacy Keibler wed tech entrepreneur Jared Pobre in sunny Mexico on March 5th. The happy couple surprised their whole family by announcing during a joint-family vacation in Punta Mita that they had already planned for their nuptials to occur the next evening! Keibler and Pobre wed on the beach next to luxury villa Palmasola right at sunset with the bride donning a custom made Monique Lhuillier gown.

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Congrats to both happy couples and we hope all of our readers are staying warm wherever they are!

 

Sweet Somis Love!

I’m not gonna lie.  I’d never even heard of Somis, CA when I got the call one afternoon from Michele, mother of the groom.  Not that that would stop me in a million years from heading their way, so I set out for a sweet little town just beyond Camarillo where there were beautiful farms, rolling hills and the gorgeous Julie about to wed her beloved Jared.

The wedding took place in the mother of the groom’s backyard which was right on a golf course (yes, my husband is drooling). Talk about a house to dream for with a backyard that was built nothing short of an entertainer’s haven (and then I began to drool!).  I couldn’t have been more excited to meet Michele and learn all about her past as an event planner.  She did an amazing job with this wedding and asked me to step in to follow through with her vision.  I mean, she actually worked on Brad and Jen’s wedding – as in the Brad Pitt and Jennifer Aniston.  Ridiculous.

The day was full of tatooed men (yup, Jared is a tattoo artist) and sweet little ladies, and home made DIY flare that transformed the countryclub pool area into another world.  Thanks to a lot of hard workers, this wedding turned out beautifully.

Event Coordinator: Christina Logan Design

Photographer: Stacey Millet Photography

Flowers: Michele Craft & helpers

Lighting: Brite Star Lighting

Venue: Somis Country Club

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Classic Santa Barbara Beauty

It is just over a month since the gorgeous nuptials of Katie and Kyle Jones!  We had so much fun at La Cumbre Country Club for this perfect Santa Barbara fall day.

I absolutely adore Katie and Kyle.  Katie and I even went to USC at the same time, I just wish I’d known her when we were there, because she is hysterical and intelligent and quite the catch! Kyle, pay attention!

Katie chose gorgeous soft periwinkle, blue and peach as her colors, and boy did they pop against her gorgeous lace gown!  So happy to have been a part of it all!

Venue: La Cumbre Country Club

Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design

Photography: Jillian Rose Photography

Flowers: Stella Bloom Flowers

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June in Seattle

With Seattle weather, you never know what you’re going to get!  Okay, well that’s not exactly true.  You pretty much assume you’re gonna get rain, and become overjoyed when the clouds part and a little piece of sunshine heads your way.  Nothing could be more true of my trip to Seattle in June for the gorgeous wedding of Gabriela & Keith Northrup!

With showers all day before the wedding, miracles sent the sun and blue skies our way just hours before the wedding was to begin.  The bride was glowing, the groom was full of emotion and the bridesmaids had on gorgeous green to match the beautiful greenery surroundings. The wedding took place at the bride’s former high school where her father was the headmaster.  Going into retirement at the close of the 2012 school year, it was an emotional and unforgettable event for everyone!

Wedding Planning & Design: Christina Logan Design

Venue: Overlake School, Redmond WA

Flowers: Distinctive Design Florist

Catering: City Catering Company

DJ: Sean Antonius

Photographer: Rita Hill Photography and Christina Logan

Stationary: Capture Creative Affairs

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Meet the Tucks

It has been almost a month for these newlyweds, but I finally got to see the RIDICULOUSLY gorgeous Kalimba and Nate Tuck’s Wedding photos!!!  I had so much fun working with these two on their Cinco de Mayo wedding in the gorgeous Hills of Beverly.  A huge thanks to them for welcoming me and trusting me on such an important moment in time.  It was hard to choose, but here were some of my favs. Enjoy a little peek into their gorgeous day!!!

Coordination: Christina Logan Design
Photography: Jason Speth Photography
Flowers: Liza Temple
Boards: Erin Kellgren
Location: The Simon House
H’orderves: Kristen Bell

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