Julie + Matthew: sneak peak

I got really excited when Joel sent me photos from the wedding that will be coming up later today…I just wanted to give you a taste of what to expect via the invitation suite….PLEASE tell me you can see those cute little feet letterpressed on the invites and programs.  And maybe you’re noticing its not tied with ribbon, but with a shoelace…its all about the details!  Stay tuned, this wedding is up at 1pm.

[images from Joel Flory]

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The Adventure School

I recently found out about The Adventure School out in Seattle by Dorothée…she always sends me the coolest links from the west coast!  The Adventure School was founded back in 2006 by Cori and Aviva, and they’ve been planning cool parties and fundraisers ever since…these photos are from See Listen Taste Feel, a benefit for The Henry Art Gallery.  While its not a wedding, there are always ideas you can pull away from ANY event.  I love the idea of bringing in fun ways to get people to interact with each other…if you’ve got the space, totally bring in a ping pong table!

[images from Jenny Jimenez]

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Real wedding: Lara + Jerome

Lara & Jerome met within a fairly international group of friends. Lara was known as the “American Girl” and Jerome was the “French Guy”. They first met at a fall party where Jerome spilled a drink on her and they hit it off from there. They joked about being future roommates that night and a year and a half later they were engaged on a beach at sunset where Lara said “Oui” (yes, in French).

Their wedding day was a reflection of their personalities organic, colorful, easy-going, but still refined. They got married in the conservatory so they could bring the outside in and be surround by the feeling of nature. Their décor was pops of orange, yellow and cream flowers with pale green eucalyptus leaves to keep it sophisticated. The center pieces also included curly willow branches that hung 6² orange lanterns with led lights to give a warm glow to the room at night. The cake played off the bark/organic theme. Each layer was wrapped with individual 5″ tall chocolate shavings that looked like twigs.

They also wanted to make sure they included little touches of French here and there to pay tribute to Jerome. For instance their favors were wrapped in orange boxes with yellow ribbons. Inside they had French chocolates and candied almonds surrounding a French dessert called Canneli de Bordeaux.

After dinner guests were encouraged to take Polaroid camera’s and a gold frame and take pictures. This was an interesting way of doing a Photo Booth with all the hassle of setting one up.

In the end Lara & Jerome wanted an intimate relaxed evening wedding, where it wouldn¹t matter if the weather was unpredictable. The conservatory at The Royal Park Hotel was perfect and allowed so much of the outdoors into the space during the ceremony/reception. The guest were still be able to go outside during cocktail hour to enjoy the sunset and then move inside to enjoy the stars during dinner and dancing.

[images by Aruna B. Photography]

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Blushless

Blushless is an amazing line of contemporary wedding dresses made in Berlin by Liv Lundelious. All the dresses are totally modern, yet are ethically conscious…you know, for the discerning bride. Liv uses materials like vegan leather and fair trade peace silk, which I love! Definitely check out her site for some more goodies.

[images from Blushless]

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Rozier weddings

Cool wedding eh?  Not enough people tie those metal cans to their cars anymore….I think we should bring it back!

[images by John Rozier]

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