Most of my couples work in the creative field or in the arts, if not, appreciate it deeply. It’s amazing to see how a couple’s vision comes together for a wedding day! And this was just one of those weddings! With so many wedding themes and styles out there…it’s wonderful when all of the styles mix and really reflect the couple’s personalities. A combining of soil ceremony ritual, delightfully sweet friends, musically talented parents (her dad composed and played the piano before their first dance), carefree dancing guests and the most glam heels and neckpiece I’ve ever seen definitely meant a unique and charming wedding in the glowing sun of Carmel Valley. Enjoy the sneak newlyweds! (more…)
I’m so thrilled to FINALLY share this amazing wedding with you! Dean and Mike wed last fall at a fabulous private estate in Kentucky! Modern, sparkly with a dash of cool timelessness…just like them! From her vintage dress, amazing wedding foliage and dapper bridal party, I had WAY too much fun photographing this one :) I’m so honored this wedding is featured on The Bride’s Guide: Martha Stewart Weddings blog here and here! Huge thanks to my right-hand traveling lady Silvana for the blast of a time! (more…)
Wowza is this a pretty wedding! Slowly but surely I’ll be showcasing the rest of my fabulous weddings from 2012! Some I can’t show completely as they will be featured…but I can sneak a few in. Christine and Fred, what can I say? The sweetest lovebirds on the planet?! Yep. Gentle spirits, low key and full of appreciation for the pretty. We had some of the best wedding vendors in the SF Bay Area collaborating on this super adorable farmhouse chic themed wedding at Clos La Chance Winery. Blush pinks, succulents and FAB textured linens! Thank you Kara for being my right-hand photo woman, you’re a rockstar! Enjoy this incredibly dreamy day! (more…)
Yay!! I was ecstatic when Amanda emailed me announcing her new venture! We know how lovely vintage is, but we also know how painful it is for a pocketbooks, especially when planning a wedding. While services have been popping up all over the country, the Bay Area can finally say it has an official vintage rental place for weddings! (one would think we’d have this already huh?) Be sure to check out the site! Words from Amanda,
“As a bride planning her own vintage-inspired wedding, I was frustrated by the lack of resources available for me in the Bay Area. After collecting vintage furniture and decor for years, I knew where to go to find awesome vintage pieces, I just didn’t want to pay an arm and a leg for decor that I was only going to use for a few hours (turns out I have an obsession with antique farm tables, and those don’t come cheap!) One day I thought to myself: “why isn’t there someone who rents this stuff out?!” Realizing that other brides were probably feeling the same way, I decided to share my collection with other Bay Area brides…and thus One True Love Vintage Rentals was born!
As the first Bay Area company to specialize in vintage furniture and decor rentals for weddings, we’re incredibly excited to provide local brides with an easy and affordable way to add swoon-worthy vintage decor to their weddings, bridal showers, and engagement shoots. We offer everything from farm tables and steamer trunks to typewriters and skeleton keys…anything that is beautifully worn with a little rust or chipped paint! In addition to renting out fabulous furniture and accessories we also offer custom searches, styling, delivery, and set-up services – we’re looking to be a one-stop shop for Northern California vintage-loving brides!”
I posted about Ribbons & Rust here – another fantastic place to rent vintage goods for your wedding or photoshoot. But yowza, Found is deliciousness! Lots of furniture, dishes, chairs, knick-knacks….basically anything you could imagine, Found has it! This business concept really makes sense, and I am happily reminded of that on a daily basis. Hmmmm, ideas are rolling….
Yay for these guys! And hope to see more pop up. Vintage and antiques have been a huge trend for weddings but it’s often a lot of work. If I had the time to fabulously sip coffee while hunting for goods at the flea markets everyday…I would. But let’s face it, not going to happen. Great trend of 2011, renting vintage and antique decor for your weddings! Loving the idea and loving small start-ups! Not to mention, reuse! Ribbons & Rust has it all!
Vintage and antique rings have been a favorite for with the ladies for a while now. What I like even more? Handmade, artistic, not your average stone or setting and not necessarily expensive (although I’m sure these have a hefty price tag) finger jewelry that engaged/married ladies are sporting these days. Drooled when I saw these…
Happy Thanksgiving!! Hope you eat lots, groan lots and be thankful lots. Yay! I am so excited to show you more photos from our “Ironing Out the Details for a Wrinkle Free Wedding” style shoot! Thanks to Green Wedding Shoes for featuring our charming and vintage-inspired photo shoot. Be sure to check out more photos from our stylist at Forget Me Knot Weddings here. If you love coral, peaches, yellows and teals along with European desserts in a rustic California location…well this one’s for you. And last but not least, thanks to all the talented, sweets involved (see there info at the end)! Warning: overwhelming amount of charming details….(more…)
So happy to finally share the goodies from this shoot! Check out our feature on Green Wedding Shoes here. And tomorrow, I’ll feature more goodies including a must-know new calligrapher on the market!! Thanks to the team!!!
I’m totally calling this trend out myself! Taking a break from production, I walked down to my neighborhood corner store and found a little design gem, also known as Jolly Time popcorn cardboard tins! Instantly fell in love with the size and graphics, I bought 3! Now, I’ve done a bit of research and looks like popcorn companies introduced popcorn tins in the 1940s. Um, how fantastic are they??? Of course, I asked the store owner where he purchased the 10oz cans and of course, a food wholesaler. I can’t seem to find today’s version (cardboard tin) for purchase anywhere online. You can find the antiques online through collectors and Ebay but watch out for the hefty price. With our pop culture’s love for typography, decades of 1940 thru 1960s & reusing vintage, I can only imagine weddings will too. Use them similarly as the tea leaf tins, as flower vases, boxes or simple decor prop elements. If you can find today’s version, they’d make super wedding favors!
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