Photo favorites: Tara Mandy


Tara Mandy from BFF Bridal:

The first one is a shot our photographer caught of the flower girls when they first saw “the bride” (me). You can see from their expressions how magical the whole experience was for them. I think that for a little girl, seeing a bride is probably right up there with seeing Santa Claus. And I love that.

The second one: Of the thousand or so pictures our photographer took, this one always makes me smile the most. For one thing, I can remember how much fun we were having right at that moment. But there are also some details—the earrings that he gave me as a wedding present, his wedding band, the buttons I bought for him in Portugal, the cheesy wedding cake topper (which was his ONE request in the whole year of wedding planning)—that I just find so personally endearing.

[image from Tara]

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For Sarah: Part Deux




So sorry the quality of these photos isn’t the best….I couldn’t find my issue of Budget Living with this spread by David Stark….thank goodness David has impecable press clippings on his site!

[image from David Stark, originally in Budget Living]

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For Sarah: Ultimate Game Night Wedding






Sarah mentioned having a game night themed wedding in the comments section and at Toast and Tables….it reminded me of a birthday party David Stark designed….hope this helps Sarah. He also did a game night article in an old issue of the now defunct Budget Living, I’ll try to dig it up next week after getting back from Rhode Island.

Have a great weekend everyone!

[images from David Stark Design]

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Photo favorites: Natalie Moser


Natalie of Natalie Moser Photography:

This was hard but I finally narrowed it down to this image of one of my favorite couples, Melissa and Nathan. They were married at a beautiful old Catholic church in South Pasadena and then held their reception at the lovely outdoor space at the Athenaeum at Cal Tech. What I love most about this particular image is how it captures everything in one frame- the way Melissa looked at Nathan, the smile and look in Nathan’s eyes as he listened to family and friends’ toasts to their future, and the old world beauty and ambiance of the location. I really feel like this single candid image captured the spirit of Melissa and Nathan’s wedding- loving, beautiful, and classic.

[image from Natalie]

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