What a Beautiful Day!

May 11, 2010

 After featuring Alissa & Rich’s crazy-stylish engagement last May, I couldn’t wait to see their wedding and  they certainly haven’t disappointed! Alissa told me all about their ‘vintage, rustic, chic’ wedding.

“After an extensive search for a photographer, we found Laura Grier at Beautiful Day Photography. We fell in love with her laid back photo-journalistic style and her infectious positive energy. Through Laura, we ended up finding our wedding location, Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos, California, based on the photos from one of the gorgeous weddings she shot there.”

The bride also had a great tale to tell about her search for the dress. “On a trip back home to NYC, I decided on a whim, to check out Selia Yang’s storefront on East 9th St. I walked out with a sample, a very simple white A-line dress with absolutely no frills. I flew back to Los Angeles with a simple mission, to make this my dream wedding dress. Luckily, I didn’t have to look very far. A friend sent me over to the miraculously talented folks over at Modern Nostalgia LA, who transformed my simple dress into a one-of-a-kind couture creation. With a lot of love, they handcrafted my vintage inspired headpiece, intricate bustle, and multi-colored petticoat (eeek I am a sucker for multi-coloured tulle!) which matched each of my bridesmaid’s dresses as well as a beautiful detachable shrug which was adorned with a handcrafted velvet flower and antique brooch in the center. They also made my beautiful bouquet fastener which coordinated perfectly with my overall look. Once it all came together, I felt as though I was an old time film star come to life.”

Thanks to Alissa & Rich for sharing their day with us

Credit: Beautiful Day Photography
Venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse
Dress: Selia Yang
Headpiece, veil, bustle, petticoats etc: Modern Nostalgia LA
Paper details: Kraft and Kind
Ketubah: Rachel Dean
Cake: Solvang Bakery
Ostrich Cake topper: Skunkboy Creatures
Hand painted wooden table numbers: Funki Folk Art 
Florist: Brent Wang
Caterer: Santa Barbara BBQ
Lighting: Ambient Lighting
Event Planner: Glittering Moments
MC/DJ: You Should Be Dancing