Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Vintage Design

I love working with friends who are professionals in their field. Rebecca of Lovespell Wedding photography (fresh from God photography as well) took these amazing pics of a very Vintage themed wedding. Let me start you with the background for this shindig. A week before the wedding a HUGE wild fire started in the vicinity of the venue Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley , Ca. I was concerned but didn't want to alarm my bride unless absolutely necessary. Well.... when they evacuated the resort 4 days before the wedding I had to tell her. Talk about stressful. The fire came right up to the resort and did burn some pastureland they had for their animals but the firefighters did an incredible job saving it. The Bride is an interior designer with a love for everything vintage and boy can you tell. We had such fun planning on what to use and where to put it. From old doors to homemade old fashioned cakes we infused vintage right into her wedding day.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Steam Punk Wedding

So how do I begin........ I had an idea... a Steampunk Wedding Idea.  I wanted to do a wedding of this sort but needed a bride who wanted to do a wedding like this. I asked around but to no avail. So, I decided I needed to do a faux wedding and needed a Photographer who liked doing stylized photo shoots. I thought of one who has astounded me in the past with her creativeness. I contacted her and she said "YES!!!!" (those are her exact words.) So we began on the steampunk journey..... I designed, she snapped photos and offered suggestions for ultimate lighting and angles and other fun stuff. She blogged.... I am linking.... We are a team!  I loved every minute of it!   here's the link.... http://www.freshfromgod.blogspot.com/2012/05/steampunk-wedding-southern-california.html.  Sit back enjoy and let us know what you think!!!  oxoxoxo

Lavender Field, Olive Grove and Love

The most handsome young man married a beautiful young lady amongst Olive Trees and Lavender fields. It was the most beautiful and precious wedding of all time! (ok, I'm a little biased as it was my eldest sonshine's wedding).  Shane and Sara were highly involved in all the details of the day and asked me to lend a guiding hand... what an honor to be able to be not only the mother of the groom but the planner as well.
This wedding took place at Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley, CA on a beautifully cloudy and slightly damp day. The rains held off until the happy couple began to say their vows to each other. It was Magical!  It was doubly wonderful as they had asked my husband (the grooms father) to jump through the hoops to be able to marry them and marry them he did!
I was able to leave the Day~of Coordination in the trusty hands of my Best good friend and one of my assistants so I fully enjoyed being the mother~of~the groom. (ok, maybe one or two episodes of taking over)
Sit back and revel in the loveliness of this day with me!

The Bride getting ready.... not forgetting her  DIY chalkboard paint flask, which was also her gift to her bridesmaids!

The First Look.....

The wedding Party... 
Jake, Jared, Ben, Jake and Tony all stood up for Shane all the while pick pocketing each other!  Sara and the girls were in a fun huddle trying to keep warm with Melissa, Kristy, Jen, Carly and Puja.


The tables had a burlap runner with small assorted vases and jars with flowers, succulents and Cabbage roses.... the table numbers were framed photos of the bride & groom at around the same ages.

The funnest photo booth for guests!  The Bride & Groom made this and added old pictures of their grandparents and parents weddings surrounding the openings.  

You are the cheese to my macaroni..... an interactive activity/guestbook

 The Old bible/ring carrier, Invitation and bridal bouquet

 The wedding couple in various areas around Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley California.


The prettiest wedding flowers I have seen were provided by Katie of KM Floral Design.
Jenna and Steve O'Keefe from Okeefe Photography took these amazing photos.

What an awesome day!!   Thanks for sharing it with me!

Oh.... and here's me, stepping out of Mother of the groom mode for just a minute and being wedding planner!! 

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Kerri & Clay at Highland Springs Resort


What a fun way to spend my 49th birthday! I'm sure you've heard me say I love weddings but to be able to work one on the last Fourtieth birthday of my life was amazing!  Kerri had so many fun details that she brought to the table that it's hard to know where to start!  First of all, the venue Highland Springs Resort in Cherry Valley California is a perfect place for a  wedding. The beauty of nature brings such a lovely element to the ceremony, and then the Vintage rustic dining room for the reception... perfection!  Suthi of Picotte Photography captured the feel of the day....so sit back and take in a moment of Kerri & Clay's wonderful wedding...... wait! first grab a cup of coffee or a glass of wine.... ok...much better..... enjoy!

The olive grove is a magical place....

A welcome sign for all loved ones and guests

Guest were welcomed with a sign and some refreshing beverages

A wreath was placed on Kerri's mothers chair ... what a precious memorial 

The short strapless green dresses with a gray sash were perfect for this natural beauty inspired wedding

The Ceremony was held on the Festival Lawn at Highland Springs resort. The pace is so beautiful not much was needed for decorating it but the white flowers added just the right feel!

A few detail shots of the paper pennant straws, a word game and the individual mason jar candle favors

Love the stand alone miniature pennants next to the cake, so cute.
The Ram skull above the cake area adds a rustic element you don't find too often at weddings!

The white and green with the wood chairs equals rustic elegance!

Rusty old farm machinery added a neat texture to the white bridal bouquet

Such a great wedding! Congratulations Kerri & Clay!!

Venue and Food:  Highland Springs Resort 
Flowers and Cake: Jensen's  Palm Springs
Photography: Picotte Photography
Wedding Planner/Coordinator: A Day Remembered (Barra Franklin)