We took these shots in what has to be one of the most beautiful, but totally deserted, spots in Agoura Hills (meticulously scouted out by our photographer, Steve Steinhardt, who I swear read my mind) in between cake tastings, food tastings, and a million other little details and appointments. After all, we had just one trip out to California to get everything down.
With all of our prepping and planning still swimming in my head, I was worried that slowing down and posing for the camera might feel awkward (then again I’m not sure I really need the added stress to feel awkward posing… that’s kind of a given) or something might go wrong, but I think it’s pretty obvious from a few of our shots, laughing my butt off (oh man, if only I could bring myself to share the outtakes… I was in full form, that crazy laugh of mine) that we had a ton of fun.
You guys, I’m so excited to share this with you today.
Remember our Save the Date? Well here’s the rest of the package, designed by the über-talented Matthew Novak, who took Mark’s simple pencil sketch of our farmhouse (and a little touch of calligraphy from Neither Snow) and transformed it into something more beautiful than I ever could have imagined.
I literally could not be more happy with how our whole invitation suite turned out. If you’re in the market, seriously, run don’t walk.
Also? I can’t believe it’s almost time to send these out. My ‘knot’ checklist has officially downgraded me to the 2-3 month timeline… when I’m actually pretty sure it’s still 4… and not that I’m nitpicking or anything, but the head trip isn’t helping.
Nelson and Michelle chose to split their wedding into two days. The first, a Korean tea ceremony, and the second, a traditional New York celebration. The wedding took place at Battery Gardens, surrounded by beautiful blooms, a gorgeous green and white palette, and one of the cutest cakes I’ve ever seen.
Steve and Lindsey were married at the edge of White Rock Lake in Dallas, at one of the coolest venues I’ve seen in a while, The Filter Building. They had a small ceremony, surrounded by their dearest of friends and family, and used pinwheels as their inspiration! The result is crazy fun and colorful, with a little industrial edge. Just my kind of party.
I can barely look away from these beautiful shots. The lighting, the colors… and that puppy? He (Hurley is his name) has my heart.
Ariel and Vanessa are getting married in Puerto Rico later this year, and their super talented photographer, Kimberly Chau, will be going along. If these shots are any indication, I’m sure it will be amazing!
Brittany and Casey’s beautiful wedding is full of personal details and meaningful DIY touches. The bride even took the time to fold a thousand paper cranes for their ceremony backdrop (seriously, this girl is amazing).
Read on for all the lovely details from the bride herself…
We love seeing great movies together and loved the idea of getting married in a movie theater. It had a great feel with the art work and it was located in the Heights, where we first moved in together. We tried to play off the movie theme with the decorations and made this into a total DIY wedding! I bought and made my own flower jars for the tables. I made my bridal bouquet when I had found I couldn’t get the peonies I had ordered in time.
On etsy people sell bouquets made out of antique brooches. I decided to make one by going to forever 21 and buying bracelets and taking them apart, rings, pins,etc. I also found a cute fingerprint guestbooks on etsy. With the movie theme, I decided to go with the Up (movie) house with the fingers being the balloons. I bought a frame at Michael’s and I drew the house myself on paper with fine tip markers and got finger paint and picture holder stands from Michael’s.
The biggest project? I folded a thousand paper cranes for our ceremony backdrop. I had heard of the idea before and absolutely fell in love with it. I bought a huge stack of 12″ by 12″ paper from Michael’s and cut each page into four 6″ by 6″ squares and folded each into a crane, and then strung them together using beads, fishing string and a needle… It took several months! My awesome friends hung them on the alter before the wedding. The art inside this place was incredible and was a total compliment to our theme and creative personalities.
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