As cheesy as this sounds, I was unbelievably stoked when I realized we had the perfect set up for “Mr.” and “Mrs.” chair signs. Most table layouts put the bride and groom’s backs to a wall which makes chair signs a little silly.
I have seen some really adorable signs. Wood cut-outs. Chalkboard signs. Even really beautiful floral displays. We opted to stick with the aesthetic of gold lettering but made a few slight mistakes along the way.Read More »
I am a total sucker for quotes. You can bet that I have Pinterest boards upon Pinterest boards filled with motivational or sweet, sappy quotes saved for a rainy day. I definitely have a few hanging around the house. I even kept a journal growing up to hold all of my favorite quotes (before the age of Pinterest) that I still keep handy.
So when it came to planning our wedding, we knew we had to include a few quotes to help capture our delightful and weird love. We selected three quotes. One that we both loved and one each to represent the way we felt.
The one we both loved is pictured above.
We are all a little weird
and life’s a little weird
and when we find someone whose
weirdness is compatible with ours,
we join up with them
in mutual weirdness
and call it love.
My husband and I both openly embrace our weirdness and find that our individual weirdness blends well together. We both enjoy the little things in life and celebrate the moments that make life fun. Whether it’s playing in bubbles at Disneyland or taking goofy photos to get on the video board at baseball games, we always strive for laughs and fun, even if others may think we’re weird.
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Call them what you want… escort cards… seating cards…place cards. All the same, helping guests find their seats has become one of those most creative design choices at weddings today. Gone are the days of simple place cards and table maps. Today, we see everything from elaborate displays of photos to clever, theme-related tokens of the day. I have seen some really inspiring solutions both in person and online.
However, for our wedding, we went for a simple DIY solution that was personalized but didn’t break the bank on budget.Read More »
In January, we got married in a venue that required us to provide everything, except tables and chairs. In booking our caterer, we had the option of having the company stock the bar or providing our own alcohol. Given the venue’s liquor license limited the type of beverages we could serve (wine and beer), we opted to stock our own beverages. Who wouldn’t want the leftover wine?!
Our guests were, for the most part, from out of town so we decided to play up the “We’re from California” aspect. We stocked the bar with wines from California and craft beers native to San Diego. A little local flavor to delight the crowds.
Self-stocking the bar and straying off the normal course of selection meant we needed to provide some guidance to our guests. Thus, we dreamed up these signs for the bar. In theory, they were awesome! In execution… oof.Read More »
Man – I love a good wedding program. I know most people today think they are old fashioned, overlooked by the guests and wasted budget funds, but I have to say, if you’re skipping them, I think you’re missing a truly golden opportunity!
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In planning our wedding, we wanted our details to be simple and classic. Lots of glass and candles. Very few flowers and white roses, at that. Clean, simple, classic.
I wanted the card “box” to fall in step with the aesthetic we were putting together. Buying or creating a box didn’t quite feel right. Nor did a birdcage or a lantern. In fact, it took us weeks of brainstorming to land on, what seems now to be, a very obvious selection.
Let’s just use a vase.
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Guest books have become quite a thing these days. From photobooth collaborations or video guest books to puzzles or finger print artwork, the possibilities are endless! Hank and I wanted a guest book that we would enjoy looking at but could easily fit into our everyday decor. A photo book from Shutterfly was the perfect blend of everything we wanted. Read More »
In early January 2017, my husband Hank and I tied the knot in a gorgeous Sunset Cliffs venue. We had a beautiful day, surrounded by our family and friends, good food and great music. The day was absolutely perfect. We had the day we always dreamed of thanks to the work of our amazing vendors (information below) and the collaboration of our friends and family.
Enhancing our day with a personal touch was really important to Hank and me, so we invested quite a bit of time and effort into hand-making all of the decor for our wedding. In the coming weeks, I will share our projects in the hopes of spreading some wedding bliss and inspiration.
However, today, fittingly on Valentine’s Day, I’m sharing our favorite photos of the day, including couples and wedding party shots. Stay tuned for all the fancy details.
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This past week, my husband and I decided to expand our family by adopting this little guy. Meet Jackson – his friends call him Jax. And he’s already made our lives an adventure.
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2016 was a tough year to get into the spirit of Christmas. With our wedding looming just over the New Year, decking the halls and fa-la-la-ing kept slipping to the bottom of my to-do list. As you all very well know, I love the holidays, but this year, I struggled to put in the full effort to do a holiday theme and max out my celebrating with cookies, custom gifts and good cheer. However, we did get a chance to decorate our apartment.
The layout of our 650 square foot apartment in San Diego is basically a box, but a few architectural details provided fun decorating opportunities. I didn’t get a chance to decorate my bookcases and dining room like I usually do thanks to a hoard of boxes related to the wedding (ahem – cases of wine), but we did get to experiment with garland throughout the rest of the space. Check it out!
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