An elephant logo, elephant origami, and of course, an African Mammal museum backdrop: all perfect for this bride and her "elefante!" Add in their love of music and sports and the bride's gorgeous princess dress, and you'll be in animal-themed wedding heaven. And don't forget to check out their cutie elephant cake topper and guitar guest book.
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We met LA-based Evangeline Lane at the San Francisco Lovesick Expo and she blew us away with her awesome and friendly nature. Now we're going to blow you away with her talent in capturing intimate, explosive, and transcendent moments at weddings. Take a peek at what makes her tick…
Theater work totally prepares you for planning a wedding, this we know. So approaching this event as a big production worked in this pair's favor. Totally budget-conscious as well as completely stylish, they used DIY projects and community help for their theater-inspired decor and themes. But the father/daughter dance/impromptu skit takes the cake!
Thrifted tea pots and finger sandwiches make our pinkies lift involuntarily. It's only natural that we'd squee over this wedding: the handmade purple dress masterpiece, the seamlessly integrated interfaith details, and the geeky book details are stellar. Don't miss how Strictly Ballroom may have subliminally influenced the bride's decision to marry her groom!
A glossary program, library book ring holder, author table names, and a big old stack of books made out of cake — we LOVE book week! This wedding is a double dose of awesome with a ceremony and reception at a California vineyard and a second reception in Glasgow, Scotland! We're glad a book kept these two together so we could see this wedding!
You can certainly go all out for a theme, but sometimes all it takes are a few key details to make a point. For their Sonoma, California wedding, Zaclyn and Albert went for just a subtle nod to the Wizard of Oz. Emerald green shoes for the groomsmen: check. Emerald green pocket squares: check. Emerald bridesmaid dresses: yep. Yellow brick road of roses on the aisle: omg, check. Ruby red high heels: CHECK THOSE TOO, MMHM.
Finding inspiration from a Burning Man installation at one of their favorite places, Black Rock City, led to this visual spectacle: glowing umbrellas, fantastical Alice in Wonderland-inspired garb, and DIYed decor galore. Feast your eyes on the first whimsical ceremony, and then get ready for the ethereal second evening ceremony at Burning Man!
Matt and Athena's wedding on Catalina Island off the coast of California just looks like FUN. Matt's an art educator, and this wedding has handmade art every-frickin-where. Check out some serious artistic style with the photo booth props (cardboard crabs and beer steins, anyone?), the menu, and the programs. Even the drinks recipes for Matt's old-fashioned and Athena's tequila gimlet stick to the look!
Liza, from San Francisco-based Juniper Spring Photography, is your friendly, neighborhood wedding photographer/offbeat sponsor, who happens to offer wedding coverage for awesome couples everywhere. So all y'all better take a minute to scroll through all of Liza's awesome smile-inducing imagery…
Glittery skulls, bangin' victory rolls, and some AMAZING shoulder jewelry make this outdoor love fest into a chic little retro-inspired wedding. And don't miss the candle unity ceremony (with grandmother cameos!), a flower girl who totally nailed her job, and a Corvette entrance to the ceremony.
Los Angelinos, get your peepers and your wedding photographer-booking fingers ready, because I'mma introduce you to the greatness that is Linda Abbott Photography. Hugging your wife post-ceremony, the time when your husband did a silly dance, basking in the happy with your new partner, gushing emotional with your guests, and gushing over your new rings… You'll see all the ways Linda managed to capture these fleeting-but-important moments, and find out how you can get her to the same for you (but with a special discount!)…