Posts from August, 2009
First off congratulations to David (far left) & Kerry (far right)! Kerry was a Lily Spruce bride through and through and I loved all the little touches at her beautiful, outdoor wedding at Chateau Julien in Carmel Valley, Calif. Exhibit A: Moss-covered “tablecloth” with ribbon that held the escort cards and Exhibit B: the creative use of fruit (pears, apples and sliced oranges, oh my) for the centerpieces by San Francisco-based A Simple Ceremony. Ask your florist how you can incorporate elements like these at your next fete. Bonus points: ask your venue if they can compost these flowers post-wedding and you’ll have earned your eco badge for the day!
My favorite weddings of late are those that feel like a wedding getaway/retreat–one filled with mini parties, conversation catch-ups, music, stories, laughter and the wedding, natch. But it’s the overall feel of closeness and togetherness of friends and family, filled with anti-wedding activities like beach romps, games of bocce and wiffle ball. Friends officiate, decorate or provide their services somehow. Everyone has participated, and in doing so, lifts the couple and lifts the wedding into something that is truly a community in celebration.
Check out this awesome camping wedding that took place in the woods behind the groom’s home, in Washington state. No detail was left unturned: they installed a solar-powered shower, lit walkways and provided a camping kit of essentials, like bug spray! The couple also hand-screened the invites and other printed materials. In lieu of a pro photographer, they enlisted their family and friends to take pictures from different cameras: a Holga, a Polaroid. They also thrifted a bunch of items to create that vintage wedding feel, and the overall effect is green, glamorous chic. Don’t you wish you were there? More here.