Friday, April 16, 2010

[fall] in love.

This inspiration board is from a wedding for which I was the day-of wedding coordinator.  Set in beautiful Santa Barbara on a private estate at El Capitan Ranch, this gorgeous October wedding used notes of deep purple and chocolate brown to create a warm, fall atmosphere.

El Capitan
fall in love deux

photos by evoke photography []

favorite details . . . 
:: put some sand in the bottom of a mason jar, top it with a votive candle, and tie with a ribbon in your wedding colors -- hang from shepherd hooks lining the altar :: instead of flower petals, the bride had deep purple and brown fall leaves lining the aisle :: use your engagement photos placed in frames to mark table numbers :: branches served as tall centerpieces with hanging votives for soft lighting inside the tent :: the men wore chocolate brown tuxes and swapped out dress shoes for classic Vans shoes ::  market lights were strung over the cocktail hour area as the sun set ::

Thanks Mark and Tanisha for letting me be involved in your beautiful day!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

age well.

vintage is the new "new".  Go to a few flea markets, pull stuff out of your grandma's attic, and make it work.  It's antique chic.

Use an old typewriter to allow guests to write wishes for the bride and groom   :::   a skeleton key and package tag make great place cards  :::  set up a photo area, complete with large mismatched empty frames, masquerade masks and moustaches on wooden dowels for guests to play with during the cocktail hour and reception