Philo Apple Farm Outdoor Wedding

I am loving all the sweet details from Laurie & Tim’s lovely outdoor wedding. Laurie’s rustic, wildflower bouquet paired with her pretty Alice and Olivia wedding dress complement each other so well especially in such a beautiful outdoor setting.
Venue: The Philo Apple Farm // Wedding Dress: The dress is by Alice and Olivia. Champagne color, silk, with a peekaboo back. It was personalized with vintage lace on the waist and buttons. The lace is from a etsy shop called TextileArtLace . Vintage french metal lace from the 1800’s. // Shoes: The shoes are Pantofola D’Oro, from boutique in SF called Workshop // Groom: Suit was custom made by a SF pop-up shop called Taylor Stitch // Rings: Erica Weiner // Photography + Paperie + Photo booth: Gather West // Originally featured on: Grey Likes Weddings

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04.08.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Figueroa Farmhouse Outdoor Wedding Ideas

This lovely shoot from KT Merry was recently released in the new spring issue of Flutter Mag. Check out the issue here to see more images and a delicious drink recipe. Below is a sweet film from Lola Film & Video. Have a great weekend!

Super 8mm Film | Joy de Vivre | Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse Inspiration Shoot from on Vimeo.

Concept & Design:  Joy de Vivre // Photography: KT Merry // Venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse // Florist: Kelly Kaufman Design // Silverware: Classic Party Rentals // Stationary: Linea Carta // Video: Lola Film & Video // Dresses: Ines de Santo, Oscar de la Renta from Ever After Miami // Hair & Makeup: Luna Bella Makeup Art // Runner & Napkins: ACL Handweaver // Plates: Christiane Sutherland // Wooden Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // Food: SBB Gourmet Catering // Glassware: from the collection of Joy Proctor

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04.05.13 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

DIY $10 White Fondant Bubbly Wedding Cake


This is a seriously simple and budget friendly sweet little simple wedding cake. You could make or even buy the frosted cake in plain white fondant (or ice it with buttercream and smooth it with a paper towel–here’s a really nice, thorough tutorial if you want to try it for the first time) and then add the decorations. You can buy a small package of ready-made fondant from your local craft, cake, or maybe grocery store for about $8 and then buy or make a little bit of royal icing for a few more bucks…this decoration can be done for about $10! All you have to do is tear off bits of fondant, roll them into little balls, and “glue” them on with the royal icing. If you could use play-dough as a kid you’re going to rock this simple wedding cake!

Photo: Ali Harper // Cake + Styling: Joy Thigpen

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04.03.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, DIY Weddings, Featured

Dreamy Veil and Boudoir Editorial

I haven’t had the chance to visit a lot of the Northwest, but this dreamy editorial along the Williamette River from Erich McVey has me daydreaming of taking a trip out to Oregon. Erich partnered with Emily Riggs Bridal to highlight some of her newest pieces, and his photos are nothing short of exceptional.

Photography: Erich McVey // Headpieces & Sash: Emily Riggs Bridal// Hair & Makeup: Terri Reece// Romper: Beautiful Bottoms // Bralette and Bottoms: Only Hearts // Lace Gown: Claire Pettibone // Model: Molly Reardon of Option Models

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04.02.13 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog