Buenos dias and happy Cinco de Mayo, Cakies! Such a fun way to start off the week, for sure. In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, we’re sharing a bright and colorful rehearsal fiesta from photog Megan Clouse and planner Julia Lake. The wedding itself was more of a formal affair, so the couple chose to do something fun and lighthearted the evening before. That meant loads of colorful papel picado banners, hay bales draped in colorful serapes, a taco truck to fill everyone’s bellies, and a mariachi band, which led to vigorous dancing from the groom’s Latin side of the family.
Last night before becoming Mr. and Mrs.!
This gorgeous glassware was filled with red and white sangria. #yum
So much fun!
Photographer: Megan Clouse / Design, Florals, & Planning: Julia Lake / Venue: Rutherford Grove / Taco Truck: Tacos Michoacan / Bar: The Bartender Company / Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events / Mariachi & DJ: Wine Country Entertainment
We’re capping of the week with a sweet destination wedding captured by Christina McNeill. Tina + Mike were living in D.C. at the time, but fell in love with NorCal’s Muir Woods when they hiked the area months before their wedding. And it’s pretty obvi why… (That view, anyone?) They saved money by keeping the guest list to about 25, and created an easy elegance with details like an understated cake, delicate flower displays, and a neutral color story.
Tina’s hand-tied bouquet recipe: nosegays, succulents, air plants, garden roses, rice flowers, and dianthus wrapped up in burlap.
Tina says, Our favorite part of our entire wedding was most certainly the ceremony. This for us was the most important part of our entire day and lives. Everything else was really a second thought. Our officiant Leslie Davenport worked with us during the months leading up to the wedding to personalize the entire ceremony. There were two readings from Dr. Suess, and the groom’s sister read the lyrics of “Thank You” by Led Zeppelin.
What an absolute dream of a ceremony spot!
We’re always fans of a fruit-filled tablescape.
Congrats Tina + Mike! This looks the like beautiful start of a beautiful life together…
Photographer: Christina McNeill / Ceremony Venue: Muir Beach Overlook / Reception Venue, Catering, & Guest Accomodations: Mountain Home Inn / Florist: A Simple Ceremony / Invitation Designer: Bride & Groom / Cake: Sugersweet Cookie + Cake Studio / Lute Player: Eric Kjorlien / Officiant: Leslie Davenport / Cable Car Rental: Classic Cable Car Charters / Rolls Royce: National Limousine Service / Bride’s Dress: White by Vera Wang / Shoes: Vincent Camuto from Zappos / Groom’s Suit & Shirt: Alton Lane / Groom’s Shoes: Vintage Bally / Tie: Groom’s Grandfathers’ / Engagement Ring: Sarah Perlis Jewelry / Wedding Band: Arketipo Jewlery / Socks: Johnston & Murphy
Happy Friday, cakies! What a perfect day of the week to share this dreamy desert engagement from Laura Goldenberger Photography. Laura says, Logan + Danielle are an amazing couple! Danielle is an aerial performer (think Cirque Du Soleil) and Logan loves to ride his Harley. They were ready for an adventure, and we had the most fun running around Joshua Tree taking pictures. You’d never know it, but it was absolutely freezing with icy winds the whole shoot. But that didn’t stop them from having a great time.
That light! Pure magic…
The Joshua Tree landscape is pretty unreal, isn’t it? Perfect spot for an e-sesh if you’re in SoCal.
Congrats on your engagement, Danielle + Logan!
Photographer: Laura Goldenberger Photography / Danielle’s Boots: All Saints / Danielle’s Jeans: Vintage Levi’s / Leather Jacket: Zara / Kimono: Band of Gypsies / Logan’s Boots: Red Wing / Pants and Shirt: Vans / Cut-off Jacket: Levi’s