Apr 05, 2008

  • Last updated on June 17, 2008 at 3:29 am
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Big Sur

The Mini Honeymoon photo 1

Our beautiful room at the Ventana Inn. To the left, out of the frame, were two enormous easy chairs in front of the fireplace.

The Mini Honeymoon photo 2

The balcony, with hot tub and hammock overlooking the treetops.

The Mini Honeymoon photo 3

The incredible view from Nepenthe.

The Mini Honeymoon photo 4

The incredible view in Lucia, on our way down the coast.


The Mini Honeymoon photo 5

Our cottage at the San Ysidro Ranch.

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The gorgeous gardens at SYR.

  • Last updated on June 17, 2008 at 3:28 am
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Announcements were a must for us, as we had such a small wedding, but wanted our friends and family not in attendance to know that they were remembered. We chose this beautiful letterpress design from Bella Figura (printed in green on BF's white 1-ply paper). Bella Figura was a dream to work with, and the end product was so gorgeous!

  • Last updated on June 17, 2008 at 3:24 am
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  • Last updated on June 17, 2008 at 3:24 am
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Here are some wedding things I love:
- Wedding Photographers' Blogs
- Inspiration Boards
- "Real Weddings" (e.g. on the Knot or
- Creative Stationary Designs
- Cool DIY Projects
- Bold Color Schemes
- Monochromatic Flowers
- Brightly-Colored Shoes for Brides or Bridesmaids
- Unusual Venues
- Old Love Songs
- Amsale Dresses
- April Reed Cakes

And some wedding pet peeves:
- Dormant Blogs (ones that aren't regularly updated)
- Unresponsive Vendors

Wedding trends I think are here to stay:
- Destination Weddings
- Non-Traditional Weddings
- Boudoir Pictures

Wedding trends I think have a shelf-life:
- Birdcage Veils
- Candy Buffets
- Colored Sashes
- Chocolate Brown and <insert bright or pastel color here>
- Christian Louboutin shoes (not that I don't I adore them - I do! - but anything that becomes so ubiquitous will eventually look dated)
- Cupcake Cakes
- Pomanders

  • Last updated on June 16, 2008 at 1:39 pm
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The Inspiration:

The Detail Shots photo 1

  • Last updated on June 16, 2008 at 1:37 pm
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The Inspiration: 

I thought Krislyn Design's modern floral arrangements by were incredible, but a little stark for a wedding. I sent these boards to our wonderful florist, Matika of Simply Blooms ( as a starting point, but I knew that Matika would put her her own spin on the ideas - I knew her work would be softer and prettier, but still modern and sculptural as we wanted. We requested that all of our arrangments be green, black, and white, with lots of non-floral materials like branches and stones.

The Real Thing:  

Our centerpieces were "natured-inspired, organic centerpieces utilizing blooms (green and white/ivory), moss, succulents, rock and/or wood…designed in matted black square container. Blooms included cymbidium orchids, peonies, ranunculus, roses and tulips. Each centerpiece was slightly different but complementing the others."