Archive for November, 2015

Lora and Gary : A Sleepy Hollow Wedding

November 30

Years ago I started researching a place to spend Christmas with my family. Somewhere in driving distance so lots of people could attend, somewhere beautiful, in the open, but that still held that feeling of home. I stumbled upon Figueroa Farmhouse and fell in love! So when Heather from Amorology Weddings asked me to be a part of Lora and Gary’s wedding and told me where it was I was overjoyed! This venue is gorgeous – a farmhouse, rolling hills, sunset views and beauty as far as the eye can see. Not only is the venue amazing but Lora and Gary’s vision was so unexpected and so fun. They wanted a beautiful elegant event but with touches of their favorite stories and shows – Twilight, Sleepy Hollow and True Blood. It seemed like a challenge, but with Heathers ideas and lots of fun design elements we made it all happen! The wedding was also featured on Green Wedding Shoes – see lots more photos here!

The invitations were created with burnt edges which Lora placed inside books and mailed to each guest. One of my favorite pieces from this wedding was the welcome book. Lora and Gary are from the UK so everyone traveled from out of town. The welcome book had all the details for guests staying at the farmhouse, events and even a farmhouse map to help them find their way around.

Guests found their way to their tables with curled tags displayed on pumkpins. Designs and decor had fun elements of the dark stories with crows, poppy seed favors and their favorite quotes from each story. But the decor was still strikingly feminine and beautiful at the same time to balance out the eerie touches.

Event Coordination : Amorology Weddings
Photography : Brandon Kidd Photography
Florals : Flowerwild
Venue : Figueroa Farmhouse 

Exquisite Weddings Fall/Winter 2015

November 20

I was so excited to be a part of an amazing photoshoot put together by Luxe Events and featured in the newest Exquisite Weddings Magazine. The scene was set on the beach at La Jolla Shores with a table filled with vintage bottles, seashells, and gorgeous florals by Root 75. If you don’t know me I am slightly obsessed with seashells, bottles, vintage salt and pepper shakers and any tiny antique object that seems to hold stories in its worn edges and chipped paint. So this table was filled to the brim with details I love. I was excited to add a few finishing touches from invitations with vintage stamps and velvet ribbon to curled menus and a gold leafed directional sign stuck in the sand.

There are two things I love to make – custom wedding maps and gold-leafed signs. This map was short and sweet but a perfect addition to the invitation suite to help the guests find their way down the path to the beach. And this sign – I just love how it turned out. I gave the wood a vintage white wash and then hand gold-leafed the bride and grooms names on the wood.

Twinkle and Toast added her gorgeous calligraphy with love letters and place cards.

All the gorgeous details were captured by Shewanders Photography