Intimate Wedding at Terrain

We are loving this organic and intimate wedding at Terrain from the very talented Ozzy Garcia.

Bill asked me to marry him after 6 years of dating when we were on a once-in-a-lifetime trip in Patagonia, Argentina.  One year later we tied the knot at Terrain at Styers in Glen Mills, PA.  We both fell in love with the venue before we were even engaged so the location was pretty much a no-brainer.  We kept the affair very intimate with just close friends and family.  We also did pretty much everything ourselves with the help of my amazing Mom, and a few of our close friends!

My mom did all of the decor with some help from our friends at Styled Creative.  She also did all the flowers from the bouquets to the small bud vases cascading down each farm table.  Bill & I didn’t want a fancy cake, so my mom, Billy’s mom, my best friend Aubrey, and a few of my moms friends baked the desserts on our dessert table.  We also had our favorite singer/guitarist Sharon Sable and E. Shawn Qaissaunee perform our ceremony singing our favorite songs.  Nathan A. Laing of Habbitat Studios was our dj for the reception.

To further their intimate wedding feel, the couple gave a bar of their orange blossom soap from their bath & body brand, Hand in Hand Soap. A sustainable company that donates a bar of soap to a child in the developing world for every bar of soap purchased- such a meaningful gift.

Photography: Ozzy Garcia // Venue: Terrain at Glen Mills // Decor + Styling: Bride’s Mother + Styled Creative // Flowers: Bride’s Mother // Cake + Desserts: Bride’s Mother and Best Friend // Favors: Orange Blossom Soap from Hand in Hand Soap

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02.11.13 / DIY Wedding Blog, Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Win $500 to outfit your wedding from Joielle!

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Every bride has to take care of her bridesmaids and make sure they’re looking beautiful on the big day, right? Look no further than our fabulous sponsor, Joielle, to make it happen. Joielle is an online bridal boutique specializing in affordable and adorable bridesmaid dresses, gifts and accessories for you and your entire bridal party. They offer 10% off for bridal parties of 4 or more, and you can also order swatches on their site to help pick your wedding colors. Pretty cool, right? Their “Track Bridal Party Status” gives you access to monitor your bridal party’s dresses, including who has placed their orders so far and the status of the dresses in production. Plus, they have a sample loaner program in selected styles, so you can try on the dress before purchasing including Dessy dresses.

And today, Joielle is giving away a $500 gift card to one lucky winner to use towards your own purchase or for outfitting your maids! CLICK HERE TO ENTER

02.11.13 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Santa Ynez Engagement Photos

The dreamiest engagement photos of Becky and Mark from the incredible, Jose Villa. Isn’t the Becky’s Sarah Seven dress divine? Check out his blog to see so many more images of this beautiful couple. I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!

Photography by Jose Villa // Pink Dress: Sarah Seven

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02.08.13 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Lovely Provencial Lavender Inspiration

Today’s inspiration is brought to us by Finch & Thistle and photographed by the talented Bryce Covey. I feel like this could be in the fields of Provence. And, how gorgeous is this lavender? The color is absolutely eye popping and I can just imagine the lovely fragrance- its soothing aroma allowing any stress to disappear on the big day. From Finch & Thistle

“I wanted to keep the décor soft and simple to complement and not distract from the stunning setting of the Sequim lavender farm so I chose a color palette of sage green, white, lilac and a faded orange. To decorate the beautiful, rustic cake table I created a floral runner with a garland of seeded eucalyptus and worked in purple scabiosa, garden roses and lavender to add some color. I added antique English vinegar bottles and vintage lavender glass from my personal collection for texture and height and draped the runner into a Provencale market basket. The sweet lavender-lemon vegan cake by Kerissa Bakes was garnished simply with stems of fresh lavender on top of the rough white buttercream icing and displayed on a scalloped white cake platter.

I created several bridal bouquets for this shoot. Simple single arrangements of lavender and creeping oregano kept the look very simple and elegant and would be a perfect choice for bridesmaids or flower girls, whereas the bride’s bouquet was an organic mix of cream and faded orange garden roses, papery soft lilac scabiosa, sage, lavender and creeping oregano with purple nepeta (or catmint) and astilbe from my own garden. Some salmon berry leaves and seeded eucalyptus added texture.”

Photography: Bryce Covey// Venue: Sequim Lavender Farm // Floral and Styling: Finch & Thistle Event Design // Wedding Cake: Kerissa Bakes // Model: Erika with Seattle Models Guild

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02.07.13 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog