Inspiration for your road to the altar


You’re going to love Lauren & Parker’s wedding! Not because they are cute enough to take home and put on your shelf (even though they are) but because their day was full of DIY details and so much happiness you can feel it resonating through their photos. Lauren is a friend of my cousin, so I was able to talk to her during her planning process and could feel her happiness all the way from California. She created the fabulous welcome sign herself, from scrap wood found in her alley, and wrote on it free hand with white paint (yes, really). For the escort cards, Lauren found three mis-matched frames at yard sales and thrift stores, and filled them with fabric covered foam board. She then bought tags from a craft store and then printed off all the guests’ names onto brown Kraft paper. She and Parker then spent some “tedious time” ripping out each name, to look less perfect than cutting them out. I would have never thought to tear the paper, but it is such a great result! The bridesmaids wore mismatched dresses in the same shade, and the groomsmen looked dapper in their grey suits and matching ties. All around an adorable event!

Venue: Temescal Gateway Park
Catering: Sauce on Hampton, Sassan Rostamian
Photographer: The Image Is Found, Michael Chan
Cake: Buttercake Bakery
Flowers: Floral Fields, Debbie
Hair/Makeup: Alba Gonzalez


Hollis & Josh’s preppy color palette is so cheerful, which seems to be the themes for all the weddings I have scheduled to share this week! I always love the combination of navy and yellow and coupled with Hollis’ striped shoes and Josh’s top-siders, it just gets better. After their beautiful outdoor ceremony, the couple asked their guests to sign bottles of wine at their reception, for a unique twist on the traditional guestbook!

Photography: Jamie Lee Photography

Ceremony Location: Beach at 5th Avenue South Naples, FL
Reception Location: Naples Bay Resort Yacht Club
Bouquet Florist: Grace Lakes Florist
Flower Arrangements: DIY
Bridal Gown: Pronovias from Loretta Bridal
Bridesmaid Dresses: Waters Too from Loretta Bridal
Shoes: Steve Madden (from 2008)
Groom Attire: J. Crew Suit
Bride & Mother Hair: Studio RK
Bridesmaids Hair: Sheena at Main Street Salon

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I saw this adorable nautical knot headband from Neoshine’s Etsy shop, and it immediately had me thinking about a group of bridesmaids wearing them with blue dresses! I always love a good nautical theme and think this combination of items would be such a great interpretation.
{Cake from Real Simple | Flowers from Becky Young via Style Me Pretty | Dress from J.Crew}

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