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


It’s officially Fall (Does it feel like where you are? Because it certainly doesn’t here)! I was excited when Sara France sent along Reiley and Scott’s lovely outdoor wedding, because it is the perfect seasonal inspiration. They opted for an autumnal color palette of red and orange, and held both the ceremony and reception outdoors. Vintage suitcases and postcards served as a focal point of the reception and were also used as escort cards. I love the glass vessels holding notes for the couple, and the chocolate tiered cake looks delicious!

All Photography: Sara France

Event Coordinator: Pure Planning
Florist: Jennifer Cole
Officiant: Mark Foreman
Cake Artist: Flour Power
Hair Stylist: Lynette Johnson
Makeup artist: Stacey Shannon


I had a seriously hard time narrowing down the images to share with you all from Aubrie and Aaron’s gorgeous California wedding. Not only are they such a cute couple, every detail of their wedding day was adorable! I love all the muted colors, and Aubrie’s bouquet is just beautiful. The reception was a mix of classical rustic decor, complete with photos of the couple hung in garlands made of twine and clothespins. Jeff Wallace is responsible for the beautiful photography, and you can see more images from the day on his blog! {Update: Aubrie’s gorgeous dress is by Melissa Sweet!}