We had a few couples that just got the rough end of the stick when it came to Covid and their wedding. These two were about 8 weeks from go-time when we had to call the whole thing off. May 2020 was their original day, and our groom had an inkling that this was not going to recover anytime soon. And so they postponed. And kept things on hold. And on hold. And they eloped. And things were still on hold … and then THIS summer (yes, summer 2021) they decide to have a reception in October. And so we did. We had the best party we could have. With all the beautiful flowers and all the fun drinks and the right people on the dance floor. And we celebrated! And I’ve never been so happy for someone to finally get to put on their gorgeous wedding dress! I adore this lovely lady and know their future if going to be bright!
Some times “small towns,” really aren’t that small. Take our beautiful couple, Madeline and Jason. Both grew up in the town of Lancaster, but they went to opposing high schools! They met a year after graduating from high school when Madeline interviewed Jason to become a campus tour guide at UC Irvine. They bonded over both being from Lancaster, and the rest is history.
I have to admit, when Madeline first called to talk about her wedding in Lancaster, I had no idea where Lancaster was! During my first drive up north to meet the lovely couple at their venue, I was very curious as to what I would find amongst the canyons and desert terrain. And did I find a gem! Jason and Madeline were married at the Lancaster Museum of Art & History (affectionately known as “MOAH” to the locals). Madeline used to work at the museum, which made the day even more intimate and special. This beautiful venue featured fantastically high ceilings, gorgeous lighting, and amazing art as the backdrop!
Madeline and Jason were intimately involved in planning every detail, down to the gorgeous coral centerpieces and picking out the most delicious cupcakes ever from local favorite, Double D Cupcakes! I had a blast helping them bring their final details together in what proved to be a beautiful ceremony with lots of tears capped off with a night of dancing on the rooftop. Thank you so much for letting us be a part of your beautiful day!
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.
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!
When I was a Junior in college I was studying abroad in Spain. It was the best experience of my life and there is very little I would have changed. One of those things: missing my cousin Colleen’s wedding. She was older and so beautiful and had the cutest boyfriend and had told me about her fairy-tale ideas… I was just so bummed to be missing out. The wedding was to be held at The Biltmore Santa Barbara – today, known as the Four Seasons Resort Santa Barbara.
Needless to say, I was elated to be asked to help Mariam & Gilbert with their big day up in SB! I was finally going to be able to attend the wedding that I wanted to see all along…except I guess this time I would be working it. I didn’t mind!
This wedding was so over the top gorgeous and flowing with whites and elegance. The flowers were insane, the champagne was flowing, class was everywhere. I was so happy to be a part of such a beautiful couple’s big day!
Now this was one happy union that I could not have been more thrilled to be a part of. Not only did Kara find the love of her life, Jon, but she got lucky enough that he came with a gorgeous daughter Caroline – and the three could not be more beautiful together. From the moment I met these three, I knew I would fall in love with them too. The joy is so thick it is tangible, and everyone at this 200 person affair could feel it in the air!
What’s even crazier…before the rehearsal as we are unloading their SUV of endless fun decor items, I turn to my left and was startled to be looking at a familiar face. One of my very favorite teachers from the 5th grade, Mr. Robak was there. Turns out, Kara’s brother married Mr. Robak’s daughter! After a good laugh he says that I can officially call him Glenn, but we’ll see about that. And their family gets even greater and greater!
Enjoy these ridiculously gorgeous photos and tell me you don’t feel love leaping from the page.
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!
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!!!