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Featured- Pacific Weddings + Magnolia Rouge

Jan-31-13  |  Weddings, Press
I'm so excited to have two wonderful destination weddings from each coast featured in amazing publications this month! 
Niamah and Darren's Napa wedding is in the current Spring issue of Pacific Weddings magazine...



...and Wendy's and Kelvin's modern New York wedding is featured in the Urban Issue of Magnolia Rouge.







Thank you so much to Pacific Weddings and Magnolia Rouge for sharing these amazing weddings.  
Be sure to check out the entire issues for more beauty and inspiration!
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A New York Wedding at Gramercy Park Hotel, Wendy + Kelvin

Jan-21-13  |  Weddings
















I am so excited to have this wedding in the new issue of Magnolia Rouge and featured today on Grey Like's Weddings!  
 
Venue: Gramercy Park Hotel // Ceremony Gown: Douglas Hannat // First Dance Dress: Vera Wang // Cake Cutting Dress: Alexander McQueen // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Veil: Gabriella Bridal // Flowers: Emily Thompson Flowers // Hair & Makeup: Reiko Shiba  
 
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A SOHO engagement session

Nov-23-11  |  Engagements
We simply LOVE visiting New York and when Wendy and Kelvin mentioned shooting their engagement session in SOHO (one of their favorite places in the city) and bringing their bicycles as an ode to their love of biking through Manhattan's streets, I couldn't have been more excited! We started at one of their favorite places to meet for a drink after work and ended the session near the restaurant they dined at on the night of their engagement. It was a wonderful afternoon and we couldn't be more excited for their Manhattan wedding in the Fall!











Happy Thanksgiving weekend everyone!! We're off to California for some good times with family + friends!! 
 
xo
 
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Love + Lavender, a lavender inspired wedding shoot in Sonoma, California

Aug-16-11  |  Weddings, Editorial
I have had a love affair with lavender for many, many years. The smell, the soft shades of purple and the simplicity of this rustic, yet elegant flower has always had me swooning over it. So, this summer when I realized that we would coincidentally be in Sonoma during the week of the lavender bloom my mind immediately went into overdrive to coordinate a wedding editorial shoot all about lavender and weddings, and how they are meant to be together. With the help of some amazingly talented vendors, and after a day of nonstop rain in Sonoma, we did just that, and may have created one of my favorite shoots to date... 
 
Lavender Bride
Lavender bouquet
flower headpiece
wedding invitation
lavender place setting
lavender boutonniere
lavender wedding
wedding menu

wedding seating cards
wedding plein aire painter
sonoma painter
wedding painting
lavender cocktail
cheeseboard
lavender honey
sonoma wedding
lavender wedding
wedding table numbers
wedding invitation
carolina herrera wedding gown
flower girl with dog
bride and groom in lavender field
lavender headpiece for flower girl
flower girl in field
lavender wedding
napa wedding
wedding at lavender farm
carolina herrera wedding gown and zara suit
lavender field at sunset
Sonoma lavender farm
At some point while brainstorming for this shoot I stumbled upon Maria Carr's blog, Dreamy Whites. I instantly fell in love with her style and her store. Her blog quickly became an obsession of mine and the new inspiration for our next home (that Chad isn't aware I'm already building in my mind). After contacting Maria, she eagerly agreed to collaborate with my cousin Sara, of Sara Jean Events, who was already on board to produce the shoot (did you notice the adorable flower girl above? That's her daughter Reese who was my flower girl as well!). Sara and Maria turned out to be a design and style dream team bringing to life our lavender, meets french farmhouse elegance, meets Sonoma beauty vision.  
Combining these talents with two custom made headpieces from our favorite, Jannie Baltzer, drop dead gorgeous Carolina Herrera wedding gowns from Ever After, and a soft romantic gown from Ivy and Aster, we had perfection.  
My own wedding invitation designer, Kari Dyas created a complete stationary package that, as all her work does, embodies the hand made, one of a kind feel that adds the perfect detail to a wedding. 
Our picture perfect location, Sonoma Lavender, sits in the heart of Sonoma, California with neighbors such as Chateau St. Jean and Kenwood Inn (the perfect honeymoon hideaway, I know from personal experience). The beautiful lavender fields could not have been a better location for our shoot with the bees buzzing and smell of lavender in the air... 
Lastly, what could be more romantic than to have a plien aire painter such as Sonoma's Wendy Brayton off in the distance during your vows and reception creating a one of a kind piece of art for you to hang in your new home as husband and wife? I know, not much... 
 
Be sure to head over to Style Me Pretty where this shoot featured today on their lovely blog.  
Thank you so much to all of these talented vendors who brought this vision to life. I can't wait to be back in Napa and Sonoma again to shoot!  
xoxo
 
 
Coordinator: Sara Roeder, Sara Jean Events 
Decor & Design: Maria Carr, Dreamy Whites 
Location: Sonoma Lavender 
Headpieces: Custom by Jannie Baltzer 
Gowns: Carolina Herrera via Ever After Miami and Ivy and Aster 
Flower Girl Dress: J Crew 
Groom's Suits: J Crew and Zara 
Invitations and Stationary: Kari Dyas 
Floral Design: Martha Andrews, Blooms by Martha 
Plien Aire Artist: Wendy Brayton, Brayton Art 
Hair & Makeup Artist: Christina Terng Yin
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