Celebrate: Madeline & Jason

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!

Venue: Lancaster Museum of Art & History

Photography: Candice Benjamin Photography 

DJ: Extreme DJs

Catering: Stone Fire Grill

Flowers: The Wild Rose

Rentals: A-1 Rentals

Cupcakes: Double D Cupcakes

Desserts: Carmel Pastrie’s Bakery

Hair & Makeup: Jordan Curtin

Wedding Coordinator: Christina Logan Design

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Super Incredibly Important Advice

Okay, there are like 50 different things that fall into that category, but I thought I’d start with sharing one of my most favs that was passed onto me by a great friend who has been happily married for 28 years.  This one has nothing to do with the success of your marriage and future, but about living in the moment.

The wedding is next week.  You’ve been planning this stupid amazing wedding for 12 months. You are exhausted over explaining (again) to your fiance why you don’t think his college buddy should get a plus one since you’ve never even met the current flavor of the month. She is not worth $150, sorry. You really could do without another piece of “advice” from anyone on your hair or shoes.  You are tired of making decisions that won’t matter in 8 days.  You love your fiance but don’t like him right now, and you just want to be married already.

Now it’s your wedding day.  Let it all go.  Remember the moment.  Every moment, because you will never have it again.  Even when something goes wrong, just laugh. During your reception, pull your new spouse to the side.  Take 5 minutes and just look at each other, look around, soak it in.  See, really see all those people around you who came her JUST for you.  Because it is going to be over in the blink of an eye and you want to remember it.  All that stress will totally be worth it.

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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