Real wedding: Heather + David

David and I planned to have our wedding ceremony and reception in Costa Rica, for our love of the sun and surf, and invite our close friends and family to witness our union under the chuppah and celebrate with us. But as it turned out, our family had some exciting events that would prevent a few close family members from joining us. So, in an effort to include everyone closest to us in our celebration, we decided to have 2 wedding celebrations: a religious ceremony and reception in Costa Rica on May 12, 2009, and a legal ceremony and dinner on April 5, 2009, which would be a small gathering of just the immediate family, and my best childhood girlfriend, to be held in the garden of the private residence of David’s father and step-mother in Marin, CA. We were fortunate to have David’s 96 year-old grandfather, who is an internationally-known Rabbi, officiate our legal ceremony for us, and have our closest family members in attendance, totaling 16 people.

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day. The weather was warm, the sun was shining, and love and joy were all around us. I wore a spring-time white, halter dress from BCBG and fuscia colored, satin heels from Stuart Weitzman. David wore a custom button-down shirt by Ascot Chang, pants from Banana Republic, a belt from The Hound, and shoes by Auri Footwear.
The florals were arranged and presented by Main Street Florist, San Anselmo, CA, the Costa Rican inspired menu was prepared and served by Stacy Scott Fine Catering, San Rafael, CA, the wedding cake was designed and created by Shin Min Li of I Dream of Cake, San Francisco, CA, and our photography was shot by Janet and Lisa of JL Photografia, Monterey, CA.

Main Street Flora Gardens(415) 485-2996 

Stacey Scott Fine Catering – 415-455-8181

I Dream of Cake – 415-989-2253

JL Photografia – 760-494-5894 serving northern ca + available for travel

[images from JL Photografia]

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Save the Date: Chandra + Eric

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My fiance and I had our photographer mock-up this save the date, from another bride we saw on your website!  She took it a step further by printing on both the front and the back, of thick, linen, cardstock.  Our photographer is Carmen Nauseef of Blink of an Eye Photography and deserves all the credit for this beautiful STD.  We took the photographs back in our home state of Ohio and love the farm, rustic feel it gives.

[image from Chandra]

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Save the Date: Elise

We’ve been together for over seven years and have always loving taking photobooth pictures. We have a book of over 45 different strips, both color and b+w, which have been taken all over the country. Because of this, we decided to incorporate some of our favorites into the design. Of course we will be having a digital photobooth at our wedding ala Our Labor of Love.

[image from Elise]

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Save the Date: Alison + Chris

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This is our Save the Date, designed by the one and only Anna Bond of Rifle Design. I know many of the invites you have featured are DIY, but I had such a great time working with Anna that I had to send this along to you.

My fiance Chris had three cats when I met him. I initially thought a guy with three cats was kind of weird, but I quickly grew to love both Chris and his cats and now they are like family to me. Because the cats are a big part of our lives we asked Anna to incorporate them into our Save the Date. Our eldest cat Marge, the little black one
behind Chris, passed away the week the postcard was completed. To us it’s a Save the Date, but it’s also a nice little memorial to Marge.

[image by Rifle Design]

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Highline bridal shoot

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Now that The Highline is open to the public here in NYC, I’m going to take a wild guess and say we’re going to be seeing a lot more bridal shoots there…these were taken by Annabel of Belathée Photography.

[images from Belathée Photography]

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