My idea for the wedding was rustic, organic, earthy, yet artfully modern with a bit of old world whimsy. Tall order. That was hard to narrow down, and I loved muted grey-blues, sage greens, and ballet pink. I couldn’t decide so I used them all! They all played a part in the color palette and they worked well with our outdoor setting. Our back terrace is 3 levels (kind of like an amphitheater) surrounded by gorgeous eucalyptus trees and was ideal for the ceremony. Our lower yard served as a secluded, woodsy setting for the bar/mingling area for cocktails and hors d’ouevres after the ceremony.
We designed our invitations ourselves and had them printed on sustainably harvested birch wood from Night Owl Press. Our party favors were in line with our “love is sweet” heart that Kevin painted on the garage. We gave out Dagoba Organic Chocolate Bars and Juniper Ridge Sweetgrass incense. My husband also made the “vows” sign with plywood and pine letters with stain and paint. He was the best DIY crew ever. We designed and printed all the signage for the event based on our invitation. Josie’s mom Roberta Maran made me the coolest handmade recycled fabric banner that flew above our heads during the wedding.
All our tablecloths were natural hemp with ivory burlap runners under the flower arrangements. Flowers were done by Stephanie Elhayani of Seed Floral. Stephanie and I are both relatively new to the event planning world and we started our companies at about the same time with the intention of creating beautiful, sustainable events. She uses local, seasonal flowers (most often organic) for her events. She rocks! My flowers were incredible.
Photography by Charley Star
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This simple bridal portrait session in the mountains is made beautiful and amazing by many different factors, but our very favorite is the breathtaking location. Swap a city skyline for a mountain ridge, lake view, orchard, or garden and we'll take that any day!