Sometimes a photographer’s images are so beautiful and evocative that they practically transport you right to the moment they were taken. That’s what the awesome Lydia Messenger’s photos of Sal + Andrea’s romantic Occidental College wedding do for me. Simple, sincere, and stunning are the words that come to mind when describing this wedding. There are details, but they are thoughtful and minimal. The true focus is the couple and the celebration of their love. Just how it should be!
Venue: Occidental College
Photographer: Lydia Messenger Photography
Flowers: Downtown LA Flower Market
Hair + Makeup: Pinup Girl Boutique
Cake: Portos Bakery
Bride’s Dress: Mori Lee
Groom’s Suit: Givenchy
Romantic + Modern Nut Farm Wedding…
Erica + Shaler’s wedding was held at a nut farm just outside of San Diego, and simply put- it was perfect! I love how effortless and laid back the vibe was while still managing to be beautiful and stylish. From the stunning organically styled bouquets, to Erica’s lush floral crown, to the wooden reception details, to the buttercream cake adorned with succulents, it was all just lovely! Big thanks to Mike from Studio 7 Photography for sending this gem over.
Venue: Bates Nut Farm
Photographer: Studio 7 Photography
Flowers: Third Bloom
Catering/Food Truck: Urban Eats
DJ: Dancing DJ Productions
Cake: Cute Cakes
Mike + Mary’s St. Louis Wedding…
Mike + Mary had a sweet St. Louis wedding filled with personal touches. No over the top details, but everything they chose was well thought out and held a lot of meaning for the couple. Mary wore her Grandma’s dress, which was re-worked a bit to give it a slightly more modern look. The reception at one of their favorite local wine bars showcased Mike’s love of unique beers. True dog lovers, the favors were for the guests four legged friends, and to cap the night off, an ice cream truck swung by so everyone could enjoy a sweet treat. Big thanks to Mike + Mary’s awesome photographers, Hawes Photography, for sending this wedding over!
Photography: Hawes Photography
Church: St. Vincent de Paul
Reception Venue: Visitor’s Center at Forest Park
Catering: Catering St Louis
Ice cream Truck: The Fire & Ice Cream Truck
Bride’s Dress: Vintage redesigned by R&M designs
Hair: Kink Salon
Jenna + Eric’s Rustic Handcrafted Military Wedding…
First of all, I can’t believe it’s already June!!! Where did Spring go? Time is really flying by this year, flying by so quickly that it seems nuts that this wedding I’m going to share with you today took place almost a year ago!
I worked with Jenna + Eric on designing their wedding from the very beginning of the process, soon after they were engaged. They only had several months to plan their wedding, and Jenna wanted tons of detail, so there was a lot to get done in a short time. Luckily, Jenna and her Mom are very crafty and were able to bust out tons of the handmade details we came up with very quickly. The venue was The Stonehouse at the beautiful Temecula Creek Inn, which was the perfect setting for the rustic feel Jenna had dreamed of. There was lots of burlap, lace + mason jars, with pops of turquoise and orange.
There was a freak thunderstorm mid set-up on the day of. That paired with 100 + degree temps made for a bit of a stressful moment for everyone, but luckily the rain and thunder died down just in time, and the wedding went off without a hitch! It was a pleasure working with Jenna + Eric, and I’m excited to share their big day with you:)
Below are a few photos I snapped on my iPhone during set-up…
Lastly, here is Jenna + Eric’s wedding video if you want to see a bit more…
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Photographer: Brightwood Photography
Design + Styling: Melissa Elise Event Design + Styling
Venue + Caterer: Temecula Creek Inn
Hair + Makeup: Bethany Ruck
Cake: Le Petit Kupkak
DJ: Brian Stodart
Bride’s Dress: David’s Bridal
Flowers: Enchanting Blooms
Bride’s Boots: Ariat
Stationery: Sea of Love Studios
Bridal Party Favors: Mason Jar Cookie Company
Cake Topper: April Hiler Designs
Bridesmaid Dresses: Macys
Rustic Kentucky Plantation Wedding…
I love a plantation wedding, I mean seriously LOVVVVVE!!! Needless to say, I was completely taken by this one. Christen + Andrew were married at Richwood Plantation in Milton, Kentucky . It is not only breathtakingly beautiful, but also over 200 years old! The couple wanted their wedding weekend to be romantic and personal, and they got just that. The location paired perfectly with their rustic decor- and check out all those homemade desserts and that s’mores station! Adorable! Big thanks to Ariel Renae Photography for sending this lovely wedding over.
Photography: Ariel Renae Photography
Venue: Richwood Plantation
Bride’s Dress: J.Crew
Groom’s Suit: ExpressMen
Handmade Hawaiian Wedding…
How many of us have dreamt of a Hawaiian wedding? I’m willing to bet a whole lot. Jenny + Denton had the same dream, and it became their reality. They went on a weekend getaway to the Big Island where Denton proposed on a secluded beach, and because much of his family is from there, they decided to head back to Hawaii to tie the knot- in Honolulu this time!
Jenny, with help from family, made all the succulent bouquets, centerpieces, and the majority of the decor. Denton made his own wedding ring out of two quarters, and he made Jenny’s ring as well. Impressive stuff, huh? Big thanks to Rachel Robertson Photography for sending this lovely wedding our way!
Photographer: Rachel Robertson Photography
Venue: Loulou Palms
Event Planner: Weddings by Grace + Mona
Hair + Makeup Artist: Hair + Makeup by Beverly Kaneshige