Category Archives: Wedding

Classic Elegance With A Twist

This is the kind of wedding I go absolutley nuts over. It’s stylish, it’s elegant, it’s rock n roll! Now, it goes without saying that Stacy Brogan’s photography is spectacular but omg what I am sooo crazy about are the Bridesmaid dresses (from Express) and shoes! Hot hot hot…
Check out Stacy’s blog for more.

Stacy has also send me the most amazing non-wedding photo shoot that I just have to feature as well soon. Stay tuned people.

Credit: Stacy Brogan

Intimate & Stylish

The wedding of musician Damien Jurado & photographer Sarah Murphy was a beautiful affair captured by their friend  Jenny Jimenez. Don’t you just love Sarah’s dress? Their wedding was so intimate and quite frankly ridiculously stylish!
For more info or photographs, check out Jenny’s flickr or blog.

Credit: Jenny Jimenez

Wai Ching + Fluevog = Yum

She took my breath away w!hen we first stepped in the bridal preparation room at the Rose Garden Inn. She was so elegant and so beautiful. The mood was calm, comfortable silences interrupted by feminine giggles. As she cut a part of her mother’s veil to add on to the hairpiece, I noted how important family was to her. Her red knee high boots sat in the corner as she got laced into her corset, accentuating her hourglass figure. Every move was deliberate and graceful, she was so inspiring. Everything about her was so unique, her red Wai Ching dress was perfect.

Dress: Wai Ching
Corset: Dark Garden
Shoes: Fluevog
Headpiece: Twig and Honey

I can’t believe I haven’t featured these sooner! Read more about Jocelyn & George’s glorious wedding over at the fabulous Tinywater’s blog.

Be sure to enter the contest if you haven’t already my lovelies..catch you tomorrow!

Credit: Tinywater Photography

Original Rock Original Roll

Sorry I have been a bit MIA today…how very unlike me! However there was some serious drama at my day job (gah!) and then I went to meet my bestest friend for yummy thai food and shopping. Time to catch up!

I really do have the best readers ever. You make my job so damn easy sending me stuff like this!
The Bride, Jen, wrote me a cute little email with her submission:
What a fabulous site you have!  Too bad I’m finding you now (a year post nuptials) despite spending hours during the planning stages googling everything anti-bridal!  Anyway, wanted to share our rock n roll wedding in brief.  I sing in a band so there’s *literally* some rock n roll, and my husband is into wine, nature and beautiful food.  We combined it all in our Northern California wedding.  We married in an old de-consecrated Gothic chapel (with our darling pug, Siddartha, in tow) and then hosted dinner for our 60 guests in an off the beaten path restaurant overlooking the bay.  The setting was simple and natural, and the food was local, organic and delicious (like my husband.)  Later, some bandmates and I busted out a few tunes…though after all that wine, perhaps we should have saved it for the stage?  Nah, it was fun.  Anyway, here are a few pics.  Our photographer was the magnificent Jennifer Skog.  And our band (check us out!) is The Gun & Doll Show.

Credit: Jennifer Skog

Backyard Beautiful

Valerie & Matthew had a gorgeous backyard wedding in their neighbour’s garden. What a cool couple!

The Bride describes their day below:
If I remember anything about this wedding it is that it was a collaboration of people we know and love. Almost every detail of the wedding was handed to us before we even asked for it (the catering, flowers, music, wedding planner). We wanted this to be an organic event and it really was. A lot of it came together on its own. We even decided to have the wedding captured on film to keep our natural feel. We had a year and a half to plan, but other than making sure we had all of the major details covered most of the work had to happen in the last few weeks.
Because this was a home grown wedding Matthew and I also had our hands in nearly every detail. I made the cake, some of the deserts, put together the kabobs, we both helped set up ( with the help of friends ), and ran several random errands the day of.

The day of our wedding was unexpectedly a hot day, but there was nothing we could do about that and we did what we could to make sure people were comfortable. We rush ordered parasols 2 days before the wedding, which ended up being a nice aesthetic last minute detail.
We chose to have a responsive ceremony where people in attendance played a verbal role and committed to us as a couple. The ceremony was straightforward, but we chose to make personal vows with each other after we left the wedding.
Once the reception started we relaxed, had some beers and essentially had a large scale backyard barbecue with 150 people who know us well. Though there were some minor glitches, we had fun and danced surrounded by our closest friends. After dancing, cutting the cake (something we decided to do to make the grandparents happy- we just wanted to eat baklava) and catching up with friends and family we decided to leave. We wanted to have a grand exit with sparklers (I found the website for the sparklers ironically by typing into google ‘buysparklers.com”.. and it worked and they had the best prices) and we ran to our car (due to my fear of the catching on fire- for real).
although it was a lot of work, I enjoyed myself and would do it all again in a heartbeart.

Credit: BWright Photo