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Susan and Scheffer Ely’s Camp-Out Rock Star Fest!

I have been waiting for what seems like forever to share these with you and I am so over-the-top excited that I now get to. This may actually be one of my new favourite weddings!

Susan and Scheffer Ely (they already sound like rock stars!) got married at a property outside of the town of Mariposa (which is on the way to Yosemite).  The couple did tons of work on the property and totally DIY’ed the lot.  They did all of the adorable flowers in the trees, made the chandeliers over the dining area out of Manzanita branches and they even constructed a flame burning giant flower sculptures that decorated the pool area! They also had a self-portrait photo area where guests could dress up in costumes and take their photo.  

 

Most of the guests camped out on the property for the weekend, and the little tent in the pictures is the “honeymoon tent” that the couple stayed in the night of the wedding (aww!)

The large Moroccan wedding tent was a friends and the smaller one we bought directly from India and shipped over.  Susan has kindly said that anyone in Northern CA can contact her to rent it! (if you’re interested drop me an email and I will pass on her details to you)

 

Susan’s dress was from Jeremy’s in SF – a store that sells high end samples.  She didn’t want a traditional dress so she shopped in stores that had more cocktail dresses, dresses for formal events kind of a thing (Susan will be getting back to me with the make of the dress soon but I just had to get these up right now!) She also made her beautiful hairpiece herself from a gorgeous piece of lace put together with some “feathery poofs from a silly accessories store
Susan’s make up was done by Tracy Murphy.  Susan says
I think my exact words might have been make me look “rock and roll”!! 

 

Mission accomplished don’t we think?! I hope you guys love these as much as I do!

A Huge thank you to Susan for sending me all this info and to photographers Judy & Heidi of  Gertrude & Mabel Photography for sending me the images.

Credit: Gertrude & Mabel Photography

We Love Colour!

Some may say I blog too much, but the thing is, when I get send sooo much fabulousness it’s a crime not to share. Without all these posts I would go to blogger’s prison.
Just one more for tonight then, and I’m ending the day with one of my favourites. – Tinywater. I love them. Caroline even tweeted me the proofs of this session before blogging them as she knew I’d go crazy for them..and hurrah she was right!

I also recieved a lovely email from the Bride, Sandra who was more than happy to share some of the details of their glorious day..

Dress:  Sonia Cholette, purchased at Trudy’s Brides
Shoes:  Carlos Santana, Believe
Earrings:  White Aisle
Hair:  Giao Nguyen
Makeup: Vy of Exquisite Faces
Coordinator: Kristen Jensen of Sugar Rush Events
Ceremony:  Mission San Jose
Reception:  Ruby Hill Golf Club

What made our wedding so special to us, was that we were able to share it with the people we love most.  They accompanied us to almost every meeting, from tastings to linens, and really participated.  Since we have been together since Junior year of high school (11 years!), everyone was just so happy for us, and it showed.

For the decor–if you can’t tell already, we LOVE color.  So turquoise, lime green, and papaya made up our color scheme.  My sister is a graphic designer, and she helped us with all things paper.  This included our signature drink signs, our cookie buffet welcome, our favor labels and escort cards, and our programs and invitations!  She is truly a genius.

We wanted to keep the ceremony traditional, and since it was in a historic mission, and I have Spanish roots, I went with a scalloped lace gown, and a mantilla veil.  I feel it really complemented the decor and felt very authentic.

I think the most “us” thing about our wedding, besides the colors and the ceremony, was the cookie buffet. Chad and I are not huge fans of cake, but we LOVE cookies and milk.  So after much logistical planning, we created a cookie buffet for dessert instead of cake, and did a cookie cutting and milk toast instead of cake cutting and champagne toast.  A little different– but totally us!

For their wedding photographs, clicky here, here & here! – but I’m all about these amazingly bright, colourful, fabulous ‘newlywed session’ shots.
Seriously Caroline & Dan…I need to you come to London so you can take photographs of meeee!

Until tomorrow my darlings xx

Credit:  Tinywater

International Loving

My biggest blogging secret has got to be flickr. Not only do I get to keep up to date with all my favourite photographer’s work, but it is quite frankly the best place for discovering little known talent, especially people that you don’t see all over the blog-o-sphere. I was blown away by Russian photographer Zaporozhets Sergey’s photography, especially this gorgeous set. Not only is the style of wedding like nothing I’ve seen before, but his photography is so different too..

Speaking of international love, Rock ‘n Roll Bride has today been featured on Spanish blog, Kireei, fantástico!

Credit: Zaporozhets Sergey Photography

Moore Moore Moore!

Kelly Moore’s ‘Give Me Moore’ photo shoots are nothing short of spectacular. I have featured some of her shoots before, but when I saw this new one I just had to post it too…I mean come on – the veil (by etsy seller Bella Donna), the black gloves, the rustic florals, the short white dress, the gorgeous brown dress, the stark white backdrop vs the spooky woodland location..too much visual beauty to ignore don’t you think?!