Nothing makes my day like receiving a beautiful wedding in my inbox, so when Robin and Michael’s wedding came in last week from Corbin Gurkin I couldn’t wait to post their entire celebration on the blog. Robin is an art director at Sephora, so her endless creativity plus a gorgeous setting really made for an incredible wedding. More from the lovely bride…

Because so many guests were coming from out of town it was important for us to find a venue that could accommodate all our guests for a weekend and have a vacation type feel. We also wanted to showcase an area of California that a lot people don’t get to see when they visit. The redwoods, the rugged coastline, nature. It was also important for us to use as much local resources as possible. I designed the invitation from a collage of various nature elements. It was important that nothing was wasted. I found a printer that makes plantable 100% recyclable handmade paper with wildflower seeds to be planted. They were great to work with and very affordable.










Photography by Corbin Gurkin

So much more coming up in a bit!


Comments (17)

Tonia | Reply

Stunning!! The emotion of the day was captured beautifully by the photographer!! I love the use of moss in the boutinairs!! Really lovely.

Leah | Reply

Does anyone know what venue this was?

Marissa Rodriguez | Reply

Beautiful! Love the calm, relaxed feel of everything!

Sarah | Reply

The shoes are so cute! Does anyone know who they are by? Lovely wedding.

Short dress bride to be | Reply

I would also love to know where the shoes are from!

Wren | Reply

Absolutely lovely! Purple is such a hard color to get right and she did a fabulous job with it.

Jessie | Reply

So pretty! I was wondering if it was possible to get the name of the company where the handmade paper for the invites was from/printed?


emily | Reply

Hey Jessie! Its called http://www.porridgepapers.com/



Emilia | Reply

I adore Corbin! I met her at a wedding I coordinated last weekend and she is the sweetest!

Audrey | Reply

This looks like a gorgeous wedding and what fantastice ideas! Thank you! I have spent the weekend at this lodge for our anniversary and it left much to be desired. I wouldn’t recommend it personally as a venue unless you are able to have your wedding during the week. Costanoa is operated more like a RV campground on the weekends.

alisa | Reply

what is the wood burning? guest book? or just decoration?
i absolutely love it!

Becca | Reply

Uh, I cant get over how gorgeous these photographs are!

Charlotte | Reply

Yes please, where did you get those shoes. So fun!

robin | Reply

Hi! Wow- thanks for all the sweet comments! ok so for the shoes- they are Love Moschino and i found them on endless.com. The guest book was custom made by an etsy artist. She takes unused antique wood furniture and breaks them down to make her books- very beautiful: http://www.etsy.com/shop.php?user_id=5718576
I agree with Audrey about Costanoa. Its a lovely location and venue, but you have to choose the time wisely (after summer break) as it can be crowded. All our guests really loved it though and aside from it being a bit windy – the staff were very welcoming and attentive. Of course, Corbin is amazing! xo

Kelly | Reply

Those shoes are gorgeous. I love both the style and color.

kristi | Reply

I know this might sound random, but the groom’s suit makes a very lovely statement. It is so perfectly fitted, and looks – somehow! – comfortable. They are a gorgeous couple and the venue is spectacular, thank you for posting!

Devon | Reply

I absolutely love the look of the tables! They are purple without being too purple (something I am also attempting to do!) I would love to know where the bride got the runners for the table — I have been looking all over for feedsack cloth and haven’t been able to find any that is remotely affordable.