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Traditional Korean

Jennifer & Matthew had a gorgeous traditional Korean wedding, which took place at Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden. Jennifer’s beautiful dressis a traditional Korean dress called a hanbok, but with a modern twist.  It was designed by Kim Mehee, who designed Sandra Oh’s dress for the SAG awards….
The couple went DIY’ed all the flowers! I love their peacock boutonnieres  the most but I am also pretty crazy about her homemade bouquet, she used flake flowers to keep it looking perfect throughout the day.

Credit: Caroline Tran

Edit: I had to add their gorgeous video to this post too! Thanks to the Bride, Jennifer for sharing it.

Jenn + Matthew’s Wedding Highlights from Alumiq Productions on Vimeo.

One Big Party

Aly & Elroi’s wedding was described by the couple as ‘one of the most magical days of our lives’ A day filled with such a fun party vibe and one where all their friends and family pulled together to help them achieve the wedding of their dreams.

Just a few examples of their amazing friends who helped out include, both their outfit’s being made by a friend of theirs who lives in New York and another friend made and travelled with their amazing wedding cake all the way from Texas! They had another friend cater for them and some other friends who made the invitations.

Funny and persoanal anecdotes are what makes wedding like this great, and Aly spoke about their impromptu (and hilarious) bridal shower…
So, I went to the coffee shop to meet them, got my coffee, sat down and realized that everyone was being weirdly quiet as I babbled and babbled. So, I stopped and was like, “What’s going on? Why aren’t y’all so quiet?” And my friend Lindsey says, “Well, I’m just going to tell you. You’re kidnapped.”
“Huh?”

Danielle, my MOH, shouts “Get in the car. I’m not gonna tell you twice!” (She was trying to be tough-sounding in a hilarious way.)

So I was handed a clue that I had to decipher to tell them where we were going to. I was like, “Wait- you’re kidnapping me but I have to tell you where to take me?”

Danielle: “Don’t ask questions!” Ha!

So I figured out that the place the clue was talking about was the place Elroi proposed. So we went there and took pictures that would be left as a clue for Elroi, who has also unknowingly been kidnapped from our house by his side of the wedding party.

(Side note: Elroi was actually kidnapped right in the middle of washing our dogs. So, Danielle’s boyfriend who had been helping at the house took over dog-washing duties. As El’s friends were leaving with him, Macauley, our rascally cake-maker instructed Danielle’s boyfriend to just “wash as many dogs as you can.”

Every time I solved a clue, I got a present–so it was also like a surprise shower. I couldn’t believe I didn’t know anything about it and I felt so loved that all these people would plan something so elaborate and fun for us.

Thanks to Aly & Elroi for sharing their gorgeous wedding and story!

Credit: Our Labor Of Love

Genuine Vintage Style

I get super excited when I find weddings like this, and I get even more excited when the couple send me all the juicy details so I can share them with you all.

Sarah & Colin chose some really special details to make their vintage wedding just right. Sarah’s ridiculously beautiful dress was a genuine 1950′s vintage find from a small shop in Lambertville NJ, and her shoes, which perfectly match her dress, were from Anthropologie. Colin wore a J Crew suit with a pocket square that belonged to his Grandfather.

The couple also went DIY crazy, making the invites, the name cards, and the table numbers themselves, Colin said to me “We spent way to much time using one of those round corner cutters! It hurt my fingers” but I think it was definitely worth it, the result is just gorgeousness.  Finally the flowers were put together by generous friend and family helpers, gotta love them!

A huge thank you to Amanda and Carina of Love Me Do Photography for sending me the images, and to Newlyweds Sarah & Colin for sharing their wonderful day with us.

Credit: Love Me Do Photography

Thrifty Gorgeous

Faith & Joe didn’t have much time to plan their wedding, especially as they live in Portland but chose to have the event in California as lots of their friends and family lived here. They also decided to do the whole thing in a super thrifty way. This however, led them to have a truly unique, personal DIY wedding. Friends and family also helped them out wherever they could with her Mum making the cake, the dried flowers for the bouquets, boutonnieres and decorations being donated and Faith getting her gorgeous dress from a thrift store, adding the tulle and brown sash herself and even making her own veil.

This has got to be one of the sweetest and most stylish DIY weddings I’ve ever had the pleasure of sharing with you all. Thanks to photographer Shannon Moore for sharing!

ps People! You have until Monday to get your entries in for the Tinywater contest…do it do it!

Credit: Shannon Moore Photography

Polka Dot Bride

When Leslie & Steve got married they decided to all kick it with their Converse trainers (that’s Chucks to you guys in the States), even the Bride got in on the action, rocking her green trainers under her beyond awesome polka dot dress (I am still waiting to find out where she got it from, don’t worry I will let you know when I do!) The theme was glorious green which really brightened up an otherwise cold winter wedding.

Edit: Leslie’s dress is by Galina

Credit: Cedar House Photography

For Those About To Rock…

With a rock star Groom like Jeremy would you expect anything less than a wedding like this? The couple choose an awesome venue and had live music a go go! They walked down the aisle to Led Zeppelin and had friends playing an acoustic set during their ‘cocktail lounge’. The speeches sound like they were somewhat epic, with Alison’s brother even getting everyone shout “For those about to rock, we salute you” at the end of his toast! Jeremy’s parents rapped during their speech and Alison’s dad sang for his.

For favours the couple made a ‘Rock Star Survival Kit’ including a custom guitar pick, a shot glass and bubble gum. The couple also got their wedding rings engraved with the words ‘you rock’ on his, and ‘you rule’ on hers (made by The Devil’s Workshop)…definitely not the usual soppy stuff! Alison’s dress was by Alfred Angelo, her hair piece by Etsy seller, GG Designs and her gorgeous bouquet & Jeremy’s boutonniere were made by Princess Lasertron.

 Credit: Greg Tjepkema