Category Archives: Blue

Real Wedding: Meredith and David

This lovely wedding in the Catskills features lovely colors, wildflower centerpieces, farm animals and beautiful images by photographer Jami Saunders.



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Real Wedding: Nikki and Dave

Photographer Karen Wise sent over images of this simple Hawaiian wedding and I was smitten. People often think a destination wedding means ridiculous amounts of planning and the inconvenience of a 2000 mile barrier between you and coordinator. However, destination weddings are quite the opposite. They seems to be more relaxed, and supremely focused on friends, family and the celebration of love. Vacation AND a wedding? I love it!

Karen Wise (who just got engaged herself!) has offices on both the West and East Coasts. I LOVE her style, so now, of course, I’ve added her to my list of photographers for my wedding.


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Real Wedding: Anna and Israel

Photographer Mikaela Rudhner sent over these images of Anna and Israel’s simply sweet wedding and I’m so excited to share them! That bouquet…it moved my good mood meter up AT LEAST three notches. The best part is, the bouquet was put together by Anna’s best friend on the morning of the wedding. UM? Yeah. DIY Flowers…Anna proves sometimes, it really can be done! Thanks Mikaela for sending over these little pretties.

Check back later today! I’ve got a destination wedding with TONS of lovely pictures!


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Real Wedding: Stephanie and Kylan

Stephanie and Kylan’s wedding has so many pops of color! It’s a perfect midweek summertime treat. Photographer Sarah Rhoads shared these images with us and I’m hoping they’ll be a nice little pick-me-up. (That is…if you are in need of one).


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Real Wedding: Eric and Lina

Eric and Lina are an internationally diverse couple. While Eric is from the U.S., Lina hails from Denmark. One of the interesting things about planning their wedding were the American traditions, says Lena:

Bridesmaids aren’t a Danish tradition in weddings, but Eric explained the meaning behind it, and it was fun to choose special people in my life to share in the day.  Nana, my sister, insisted on being called the ‘best girl’ after she heard the guy version is called ‘best man’-maid of honor didn’t cut it for her.  It was really special to me that I could honor my cousins who traveled a long distance to come to my wedding in California.

One of my other favorite parts of their wedding were crepes made to order by Crepes Bonaparte. LOVE IT! Special thanks to T&H Photography for sharing their work! As always, they’ve taken gorgeous photos!

PHOTOGRARHY: t&h photography / BRIDE’S DRESS & VEIL: Marisa from Mary Me Bridal, Tustin, CA – the veil was made by a local seamstress BRIDE’S SHOES: Michael Shannon / BRIDESMAIDS DRESSES: H&M / GROOMS FORMAL WEAR: Suit and shirt from Zara and the tie from Express / FLOWERS: By Allison Vandewarker from Avant Garde Events / RECEPTION: Private Estate, Catering: Crepes Bonaparte / CEREMONY: Private Estate / WEDDING PLANNER: Lana Meadows / VIDEOGRAPHER: Danielle and Jared from Side by Side Video




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Real Wedding: Eva and Ryan

Eva and Ryan’s gorgeous wedding shot by Anjuli of Photo Orange Photography is rustic, earthy, and absolutely beautiful! I love Eva’s dress…love her bouquet…love the colors…I just love it all!


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Real Wedding: Johanna and Charles

This destination wedding takes place at the Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, California. The Moroccan inspired resort set the tone for the entire wedding, and photographer Caroline Tran captured such incredible imagery, I feel honored to share it with you today.

Some guests woke up early to enjoy yoga in the courtyard…

An outdoor cafe served breakfast to guests as they woke up…

While the bride spent the day getting ready, one of her friends baked the wedding cake. Wine and baking? What a lovely way to spend an afternoon.

Here’s the brooch that the bride put on the back of her dress…I adore this sweet and personal detail!

Caroline explains, “It was an intimate ceremony.  40 of their closest friends and family surrounded them in a circle as they exchanged vows.

The wedding cake is topped by polaroids of the bride and groom taken earlier in the day.

I love the beautiful food stations with a Moroccan flare, provided by caterer Piero’s Acqua Pazza.


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Real Wedding: K + J

There’s never anything from Brandon Kidd that I don’t love (sorry…can you handle that double negative?). Among the many things I dig about this wedding is the vintage 1930’s Lincoln that they drove away in – I’m totally a fan of renting a vintage car! Waaaay better than a limo. It’s a splurge I’m definitely gonna go ahead and vote for.

Be on the look out for the yellow claw foot tub. It has got to be a mere coincidence that it was there…right? Right? Also, be sure to check out Jennifer’s info and the vendors listed! Thanks Brandon for sending over the goods!

From Jennifer, the bride:

  • The jam jars, which also serve as the place cards, contain homemade pomegranate jam made from the pomegrantes at Kevin’s grandpa’s house where we took pictures under the tree. We had a fun jam making party with my family and Kevin’s. (Kevin’s mom’s initials are JAM and my married initials are going to be JAM!)

  • We saved oversized restaurant cans from my work and Kevin repurposed them into our table numbersOur food was provided by Green Street Catering in Pasadena – I’ve known the owner’s daughters since high school – they cooked the tri tip and chicken on site, and are famous for their zucchini bread and Dianne Salad
  • Probably the best detail of all: my dress has pockets (!) and the full skirt comes off to reveal the mini dress underneath

I spy: the backdrop to the gorgeous dessert table by My Sweet and Saucy is this DARLING shower curtain from Anthropologie! Make it yours!

Congratulations, Kevin and Jennifer!


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Real Wedding: Candice and Geoff

Photographer Shannen Norman sent over these pictures from Candice and Geoff’s wedding and I’m so thrilled. Sometimes, couples are so dang adorable, I can’t help but share their wedding. Candice’s short dress is so chic, and I absolutely adore the long ribbon trailing from her bouquet. I also love how creative the ceremony area is, with a bevy of ribbons adorning the sky. Oh…and letting your bridesmaids pick their own dress? Honestly…BEST thing ever. Bravo to wedding coordinator Amanda from In The Now Weddings and Events for helping design such a lovely wedding.


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Real Wedding: Tanya and Marty

The umbrellas in this downtown Seattle wedding immediately captured my heart. Oh how lovely a rainy day wedding can be. If you’ve got a cloudy forecast, I say just arm yourself with some adorable umbrellas like these, and you’ll be set! Marty and Tanya also incorporated many eco-friendly touches in their wedding, including reusable grocery bags as favors. Of course their bags were custom printed with a design that tied in to their stationery. Darling!

Thanks to Sally at Sea Studio for sending this wedding over! Check below for additional vendor info.

Venue: The Antheia Ballroom
Florist: Elements in Bloom
Catering: Chef to Go
Decor: Chic Celebrations


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