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Vintage Los Olivos Wedding

October 3, 2014

Tim & Kim’s wedding was at Rideau Vineyards in Santa Ynez. It was a whimsical wedding that incorporated their love of music. Tim is a trumpet player, and is now a professor of music.  Kim is an oboe player and has been working in a music library in addition to freelancing as a performer.

There was many DIY + musical elements like the library place cards and card catalogs, sheet music table decor & a mini orchestra made of friends & colleagues from their time at USC. They met at the USC Music Library while Kim was the manager and Tim was a doctoral student. Too cute, right? It was a treat to be there to hear the live orchestra music for the ceremony. Tim arranged music composed by Holst, Grainger, Debussy, Dvorak, and Turnia.

I loved Kim’s style. Her dress is my favorite wedding dress, so far.  It’s a stunning vintage inspired dress, with multiple delicate layers of lace & tulle.
See the end of the post for all the details.

Venue: Rideau Vineyards
Dress: By Watters (it’s called Farah), from Panache Bridal in Pasadena
Flowers: DIY-bride and bridesmaids
Shoes: Ruche
Headband- Forever 21
Veil: Made by Kim’s mom- Jane Lamb
Jewelry: Bracelet was great grandmother’s. Pearl earrings and ring from Zales
(a dating anniversary present from Tim)
Hair + makeup: The Secret Garden
Planner/Coordinator: Eventful Wedding Planning
Flower girl dresses: made by Kim’s mom- Jane Lamb
Cake toppers: Etsy- IttyBittyWoodShoppe
Bridesmaid dresses: Alfred Angelo
Bridesmaids’ lockets: Etsy –Freshy Fig
Caterer: The Market
Cake: Crushcakes
Decorations: Escort and place cards/programs/place mats/signs/streamers/ceremony decor:
DIY-bride, bridesmaids & groom.


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THE LAB EVENT 2014: Wedding Inspiration & Vendor Fair

February 19, 2014

We will be taking part in The Lab Event this year!  Allison Silber of Engaged & Inspired & Co-founders of The Lab invited us.

The Lab features a hand-picked collection of Northern California’s talented wedding professionals. The event will be taking place at the Ferry Building on sunday 2/24. A couple of the vendors I love are Sarah Seven, who will be doing a runway show, and Shelter co. Would LOVE to do a wedding with both!

Stop by & come say hi!


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Pelican Inn Wedding

December 18, 2013

Mariah & Sean’s wedding was in Muir beach. It was a surprisingly sunny day for the coast. Their friend Zechariah married them at the Muir beach overlook. Such a gorgeous spot! It’s one of the first places Sean took mariah on a motorcycle trip when she came to visit him from Boulder.

I love the story of how these two met. Mariah’s dog Cooper ran from the car after a 13 hour drive from Minneapolis to Boulder, chasing Sean’s dog into his hotel room…Mariah moved to CA to be with Sean 5 months later.

They enjoyed traveling & exploring Nor Cal. Every weekend they found somewhere new. Every off-the-beaten-trail bakery, cheese farm, farm stand, diner, Restaurant, winery, b&b, hiking trail, and campsite they could find.

It’s sweet how much love they both have for Nor Cal. Their adventures here reminds me of all the road trips Tim & I have gone on and wish we could go on every weekend. In Sean’s own words, “being a kid from the flatlands of florida and central michigan, the diverse and epic landscape floored me. I bought a motorcycle and spent the 11 years exploring the pacific northwest and all it has to offer.” I bet he knows some secret spots I don’t!

Mariah & her gals got ready at The Pelican Inn, where their reception was. And enjoyed a moscow mule in matching copper mugs. I had just photographed the same mugs at Magpie & Rye. The Pelican Inn is a cozy spot, with old English country charm. It’s a great place to grab a drink, walking distance to the beach or after a hike in the woods. It is also where Sean & Mariah had their first date after she moved to SF.

The beautiful rings are Rebecca Overmann, an amazing jewelry designer in SF who works with recycled gold and raw diamonds. They wanted to make sure that their rings were conflict-free and artisan-made, so Rebecca fit the bill perfectly! I love the different warm colors of the stones. It reminds me of the beautiful palette they put together for their wedding party. The backlit sun exaggerated the colors from soft pink, peach, mustard, to rust. Soo pretty, so fall!

The lovely beaded vintage clutch was Mariah’s mother’s, and the rustic wood box was made by her dad for their wine ceremony.

Mariah wore a vintage Badgley Mischka dress for the ceremony & a vintage dotted swiss dress from the 50’s for dancing. Her succulent & air plant bouquet was made by Atelier Joya

They now live in Minneapolis, where Mariah does marketing for Caring Bridge and also teaches yoga & meditation to those who suffer from PTSD and TBI. Sean is a freelance Creative Director & photographer. Love his photos of Scribe winery, soo good! Mariah & Sean intend to move back to Nor Cal, open a bed & breakfast, and never leave. That sounds dreamy!

I really enjoyed being a part of this celebration, seeing the love they have for each other & for Cali was a beautiful experience.

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