The lovely Amanda & George...I swoon!! We didn't meet until their wedding day but Amanda & I went back and forth on email for about half a year, swapping ideas on venues. I had never been to Palmdale Estates, so I was excited for a new experience and had no idea what to expect...my favorite type of situation! :) [Note to future brides: choosing a photographer who hasn't photographed your venue before can actually be a plus. Fresh, creative ideas flourish.] Palmdale was the absolute perfect spot for Amanda & George and their style. I felt transported to another era--a time of big band, straight-up cocktails, sharp suits, fabulous conversation, enviable fashion and **incredible dancing**. It was a Mad Men wedding without even trying... and without the cigarettes.
Drumroll...Amanda designed these invites and they are incredible! (So much more than an invite, too; there's true storytelling inside. As Amanda would say, she's trying to bring back the art of the paragraph. One of the many things I love about her.)
Elizabeth & Eric's beautiful wedding was passionately crafted to be as sustainable and organic as possible (nearly 100%!). They sought out local, seasonal, organic flowers; an organic and fair-trade baker for their cake; and re-purposed many items found on the web. The results were gorgeous, timeless, personal and beautifully rustic. After a sweeping hike to the beach--nearly one mile--for their ceremony, we returned to the Headlands Center for the Arts --the perfect venue for the reception. Seeing Elizabeth hike through the hillside in her beautiful wedding dress was epic. There were so many visuals and tender moments that took my breath away; this wedding had soul.
Elizabeth and Eric inspired me so much that I decided to launch bee green weddings. Cheers to the lovely couple and eco weddings!
Katie Powers Catering | Local Flora | Edith Meyer Cakes | DJ Jeremy Productions | Favors | Dress | Suit |
Did you know that people still get married inside the Pantheon? I cannot imagine the splendor of such an occasion because on its own, in its bare bones, the Pantheon is spectacular and such a wonder. Tucked away among the tiny streets and alleys in Rome, it was one of Chris and my favorite sites on our recent trip to Europe. Here's a photo I took of us at night. :)
Monica surprised Brandon with this amazing surprise at their Nestldown wedding. It was jaw-dropping and very apropos because Brandon has his pilot's license. :)