Real wedding: Emily + Jamie

wedding rings

Emily & Jamie met in high school, so this was a wedding a long time in the making, filled with friends, family and love!  Making it less formal by hosting it at their favorite restaurant definitely gave it a more party feel.

 wedding invitations


bride and bride


the brides


bridal party in navy




brides first kiss

outdoor ceremony


gold and white centerpiece






How do you sum up the best day of your life?
-good food, good wine, good friends, good family, good music, lots of love (and a good photographer)

We decided to have our wedding in one of our favorite places to eat and drink and keep it small so it would feel more like a dinner party. We honestly couldn’t have asked for a better venue and the staff was amazing.  A lot of our friends and family donated their artistic abilities to us and helped create the look and feel that day which made it even more special.

My wife and I met in high school and reconnected years later in Los Angeles so a lot of our guests were from back home which was great. Watching so many people who hadn’t met before the wedding become friends that night was one of our favorite things to see.


Photographer – Jennifer Emerling
Cake – The Fancy Boyz
Photo Booth – Flipbooth
Venue and catering – Barbrix
DJ – Shelby Chestnut
Coordinator – Chelsea Oliver
Florist – Linda Van Bergen and Chelsea Oliver
Hair/Makeup – Lindsey Burwell
Live Music – Dameon Lee
Invitations – Katie Mantle
Jewelry – Natalie Scott
Wedding Dress – Vera Wang
Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choo
Wedding Suit – Stella McCartney
Bride’s Shoes – Willie’s Shoe Service
Bouquets and Boutonierres – Clementine Floral Works
Hotel for wedding party and out of towners – Ace Hotel

[images from Jennifer Emerling]

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DIY: Confetti Envelopes


Every reception needs a fun and whimsical send off. It’s only fitting for a wonderful event and special moment. Customize your bride and groom’s getaway with confetti envelopes filled with glitter, tissue paper in their wedding colors!


Materials needed:

  • Paper
  • Tissue Paper
  • Glitter
  • Vellum (already made vellum envelopes- if you’re crunched on time)
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glue Stick

Step 1

Select and cut (personal preference on size of strips) paper.


Step 2: 

Cut varying sizes of your paper and tissue paper.


Step 3 and 4:

Cut vellum for envelopes.  Assemble envelopes with glue and let dry.  We used this tutorial from Country Living.

(You can also buy your envelopes pre-made if you’re crunched on time)


Step 5

Fill each envelope with the specific colors you want! And you’re done!

(shown below are 4 different variations) 


This will make for a perfect picture op’ and your bride, groom, guests will love these!

by Brittany Jepsen of  The House that Lars Built 

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