Real wedding: Jen + Kevin

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Hey all!  I’m back from altsummit with a whole new view on the blogging world, its absolutely amazing!  To get together with all the people I read on a daily basis is just the best feeling, and I left with so many things I want to try.  Its a very exciting time for blogs!  If you have a chance to go to altsummit 2011, take it!  Believe me, its worth it.  So now, back to the wedding at hand…

Caroline Tran sent me this great travel inspired wedding that I had to share with you guys…there were lots of fun DIY projects involved, but I think the best details are the ones that really speak to their long distance relationship and his career as a pilot.

Throughout their relationship, Jen lived in LA & Kevin in NY.  They spent most of their relationship apart, so a travel themed wedding was fitting.  Since Kevin is a pilot and they spent most of their relationship on opposite sides of the country, they wanted to incorporate their travels & the different locations into their wedding.

They got married at J Lounge and Restaurant in downtown LA.  It’s a brick building in the middle of downtown LA.  Their ceremony took place in the outdoor courtyard and had a view of all the downtown buildings.  There were 200 guests.

In keeping with the travel theme, she lined her shoes with NY subway maps.  All her stationary had silhouettes of buildings from the different places they have lived.  Her friend DIY all their adorable flowers.

Kevin’s mom painted these amazing trees on canvas.  The trees had bare branches where guests would then leave their thumb print on as the leaves and signed their name next to the leaves.

They had a buffet dinner and then all the uneaten food was donated to the LA food bank.  They also had a fire pit and a smores station.

She hand folded hundreds of little paper airplanes and used them in her centerpieces.

Jen is still a student, so budget was an important factor.  She utilize help from friends and family and used each for their strengths.  Paper goods/stationary are good places to DIY because you can do them in advance.  She bought her dress from a Brides against Cancer event.  A buffet cut down the cost of food and the smores station is cheap to set up and fun!

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This little detail of sticking subway maps in your shoes is so perfect!  And so easy!



[images from Caroline Tran]

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Real elopement: Montse + James

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Montse and James came all the way from across the pond in London to elope in NYC over the holidays, and Stephanie Land was there to capture it all!  She was even their only witness!  Such sweet little moments captured.

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[images from Stephanie Land]

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La La Laurie bouquet


This gorgeous bouquet from La La Laurie reminds me so much of the bouquet Rebecca Romijn carried at her wedding to Jerry O’Connell…just beautiful!

[image from Etsy]

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Engagement shoot: Renee + Randy


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This engagement shoot from Brookelyn Photography is a great juxtaposition between the gritty location and the girly pink accents of tights and balloons.




He asked, and she said….



Such an awesome picture!



[images from Brookelyn Photography]

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Smock for Haiti relief

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For Wednesday and Thursday this week [Jan 20-21], Smock is donating 100% of all sales [with the exception of custom printing] to Doctors Without Borders to help aid in the Haitian relief. If you’ve been thinking about purchasing anything off their fabulous website, these would be the days to do it!

[image from Smock]

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