Real Wedding: Heather & Justin

Today’s love story is so so sweet. As you may remember from a few weeks ago, I’ve been wanting to share more of the stories from my couples than just, “this was their wedding I designed/coordinated.” ” Look how pretty they are.” The end. Haha  – not that there is anything wrong with that (and that sounds way more dramatic than it really is). I do hope, you find some visual inspiration on here. But at the same time, there is so much hate, violence, judgement, and evil out there in the world – I decided to share my couple’s unique and beautiful love stories along with their wedding photos to inspire those souls out there that just need to be reminded in the power of love.

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Heather and Justin met pretty early on in life. Kindergarden to be exact! Can you believe that?! I sure couldn’t. Heather found her kindergarden class photo and it was displayed at their guest book table – so many guests didn’t know they had known each other that long, so it was super fun to see their surprise as they showed up for the ceremony. Now, I know what you’re thinking… these two “dated” since they were 5?! No, no… Heather and Justin didn’t start dating until after college. Talk about a long wait! But let me tell you, it was oh, so worth it. >>> Yes, that is a horse drawn carriage Heather took to her wedding vows. Swoon!

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Real Wedding: Kate & Josh

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Kate and Josh came to me pretty calm cool and collected about their wedding. They had a general plan, but needed some help with the loose ends and day of management. What intrigued me about this wedding was the uniqueness of their approach to the day. They didn’t find a “typical wedding” venue that suited their personalities. They are so laid back and just love spending quality time with friends and family (which makes sense, because their friends and fam are pretty much the coolest). So they put their thinking caps on and thought -why don’t we just rent out an epic house for the whole weekend and just get married there. Umm, can we sway genus?! So, they found the perfect estate in Pacific Palisades off Sunset on airbnb.com. Rented the house for the whole weekend so all their loved ones can be with them the whole time. They lived together, ate dinner together, hung out on the gorgeous patio and talked for hours, oh, and celebrated their wedding all together. It was so perfect for these two and I was beyond thrilled to be apart of it with them. It was truly a whole family effort. And that dress?! Custom made for the bride. I die.

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Real Wedding: Bryan & Penny

I just love Bryan & Penny’s story. A friend recently told me how lucky I must be that I get to hear all these amazing love stories and that I should share them with the world. I guess when you work in the industry you forget that these are love stories… not just clients, or “my October Event.” They are individual love stories that have transformed two people’s lives. And simultaneously, the other lives that they themselves touch. It hit me then, how truly lucky I am to be apart of it – even if in a small way – making their wedding day look good and run smoothly.

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Sweet Stop Motion Engagement Shoot : Julie & Josh

Julie and Josh are seriously the sweetest people… and couple. They just adore each other and I just love that! For their engagement – we teamed up with Stephanie Collins Photography to create the engagement announce of a lifetime! A stop-motion video! These things are SO COOL people. Like, probably my new all time favorite. I’ve styled many things: weddings, events, dinner parties, maternity shoots, editorial spreads – you name it. I’ve never worked on a stop motion video and let me tell you – it is a lot of work! I could take hours to shoot something that will only be 15 seconds on film – which is crazy to me haha – but it was such a rewarding experience and a huge shoutout to Stephanie for putting everything together so flawlessly!

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Coffee Shop Inspired Wedding

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So thrilled to be sharing such a beautiful wedding with you all today! Riley and Bre are such amazing people and when I heard their story, I just knew it would be a great fit. Their love of coffee and the groom’s only request – “an epic confetti exit” – made it such a fun wedding to work on. I just love it when grooms get excited about the details =) So we began the design process and pulled together an all star team of vendors. The result was romantic, and just enough “coffee shop” vibe to make the guests feel right at home – sipping on a mocha while chowing down on the most epic crepes they’ve probably ever had – score! So take a peek and I hope it makes your heart happy.

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