Jan
07
Sandy + Paul: Valentine’s Day City Hall Wedding in California by Kiel Rucker Photography
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

stitchPhotos: Kiel Rucker Photography; Venue: Santa Barbara Courthouse; Flowers: Ella & Louie; Dress: Topshop from Nordstrom Rack; Hair and Makeup: Carlyle Salon and Style Bar; Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux; Socks: Banana RepublicShoes: Nina; Cake: King’s Hawaiian

Sandy and Paul were married at the Santa Barbara Courthouse in Santa Barbara, Calif. on February 14. The bride opted for a simple, yet elegant look donning a short-sleeved lace dress with a birdcage veil. Her hair was in a twisted updo and she carried anemones, lisianthus, sweet peas, and greenery including ferns, kale, and pittosporum. The groom looked handsome in a gray suit with a pale blue satin neck tie and classic pocket square. “We were inspired by the simple and practical weddings of our grandparents’ generation,” Sandy said of their simple approach. “We researched city hall locations in the greater Los Angeles region and decided that the Santa Barbara courthouse met all of our criteria.” After signing the marriage license and officially tying the knot, the newlyweds took some memorable photos at the Santa Barbara Mission and in spots overlooking the ocean. “We were able to focus on the commitment that we were making to each other on the day of our marriage,” Sandy said. They enjoyed a personalized one-tier cake and enjoyed an intimate dinner in town. They also spent a romantic evening together at a local inn. A larger celebration for friends and family members was held later in the summer. The couple is looking forward to creating memories together as husband and wife. “I have a vision of us when we are 80 years old, going back to Santa Barbara for our traditional anniversary getaway,” Sandy said. See the full board here.

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Jan
06
Madhumati + Jared: Romantic Blush and Gray Outdoor Mansion Wedding by Andie Freeman Photography
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Photos: Andie Freeman Photography; Venue: Adaland Mansion; Gown: Carrie’s Bridal; Groom’s Attire: Oliverio’s Bridal; Flowers: Country Blooms Florist and Gift Shop; Hair: Crystal’s Creations; Bridesmaid Dresses: David’s Bridal; Cake: Bake N Memories; DJ: Will Shumate of Abe One Deejays and Karaoke

Madhumati and Jared were married at the Adaland Mansion in Philippi, W.V. on June 15. The bride donned a fitted all-lace strapless gown with a jeweled neckline. Her locks were in a curled partial updo and she carried a romantic bouquet of  pink peonies, roses, and alstromeria. Her ‘maids stood by her side in short blush chiffon dresses with illusion bateau necklines. The groom and his men looked dapper in light gray vested suits and accessorized with boutonnieres featuring ivory and blush roses, alstromeria, burlap, and greenery. “We wanted our wedding to be a big party,” Madhumati said. “So we kept everything really informal and easy. We wanted to have an outdoor wedding amongst the mountains of West Virginia.” The ceremony took place outside in front of a sprawling white trellis and 100 of their closest friends and family members. Tin cans doubled as vases holding baby’s breath flower arrangements as aisle markers. After vows were exchanged, a reception followed at the same location. Guests dropped off their cards in a chic box adorned with a black and pink banner, burlap, lace and pink flowers. Floral wreaths made of ivy, daisies, and wildflowers hung from the ceiling rafters and the couple enjoyed a sweetheart table with white iron chairs. ” Almost everything we did for the wedding was DIY with our families and friends help,” Madhumati said of the decor. “We kept everything organic and whimsical!” Guests were greeted at their seats by creative place mats that featured fun games to play. The bride and her ‘maids arranged a traditional Bollywood dance as a gift for her husband. Guests had dinner and enjoyed a two-tier buttercream cake adorned with flowers and a heart topper. Then they all danced the night away! Madhumati encourages couples to keep things in perspective while planning. ” Remember what is important to you! Your marrying the love of your life!” See the full board here.

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Jan
05
Laura + Brian: Blush and Gold California Vineyard Wedding by Yair Haim Photography
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stitchPhotos: Yair Haim Photography; Venue: Firestone Vineyards; Planner: Jessica Kuipers of Bijoux Events; Gown: Claire Pettibone; Hair and Makeup: LunaBella Make Up & Hair; Flowers and Styling: Tenley Erin Young; Shoes: Nina; Transportation: Jump on the School Bus; Rentals: Classic Party Rentals and Bella Vista Designs; Linens: La Tavola Linen; Caterer: Plemmons Catering; Officiant: Joel McMillan

Laura and Brian were married at Firestone Vineyards in Los Olivos, Calif. on June 21. Laura stunned in a v-neck embroidered lace gown and a relaxed curly updo. She carried a colorful bouquet of pink, peach, and ivory peonies and garden roses. Her ‘maids donned mix ‘n’ match dresses in various shades of pink and purple. The groom and his men looked handsome in gray suits and champagne neck ties. “Our wedding was inspired by the beauty of the Vineyard itself,” Laura said. “We wanted to use the natural surroundings as much as possible, and only enhance them when we felt we could.” The 125 guests sipped on sangria as they waited for the ceremony to begin. The aisle was strewn with petals and white folding chairs were set up for family members and friends. “Our ceremony was short, but perfect and we had the perfect view overlooking the rolling vineyards when we shared our first kiss,” Laura said of their first moment and husband and wife. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the Barrel Room at the vineyard. A reception followed on the patio, where family members and friends looked to chalkboard wood slices to find their seats. The patio featured round tables covered in sparkly blush linens, gold candles, and a floral centerpiece that matched the bride’s bouquet. Dinner and dancing followed, as well as a dessert table featuring the bride’s favorite sweets. Laura’s advice? Trust your vendors! “Trust everyone you hired, because you chose them for a reason,” she said. “I still cannot believe how talented each and every vendor was that I worked with.” See the full board here.

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Dec
30
Happy New Year!
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Announcements

NewYear-PW-Blog

We want to wish all of our engaged couples a very happy new year! To get in the spirit of this celebratory occasion, check out our some new year’s eve wedding decor. And of course you can never have too much sparkle on the last night of the year. Enter the new year in style, and be sure to check back in with us in 2015 for inspiration, ideas, and all of your planning needs. See you next year!

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