March 26th, 2013
Kelly and Niall were one of those couples I met with and there was just Chemistry right off the bat. Niall is originally from Ireland and Kelly is from London. Both are so stylish, have a ton of fun together and the entire wedding day was filled with laughter. I absolutely loved being a part of this wedding and hope you love the photos!
Here's Kelly's thoughts on what she loves about Niall, "We both have very similar child like personalities, we love to joke around and have fun. Niall is always making me laugh and I have never had anyone who has believed in me so much. As soon as anyone meets Niall they fall in love with him instantly, he has the most amazing magnetic energy, that when people meet him they cannot get enough."
"I have always loved everything vintage and wanted the wedding to feel dreamy, romantic and fun. Everyone laughed at me as I had buzz words to give people a feel of what we wanted. The main word being "whimsical". I didn't want the wedding to look too bridal or for everything to match or only have two colors only though out the decor. Thats just not Niall and myself. We both are very eclectic and wanted that reflected in the wedding. I found a new love of crafting and made loads of little handmade touches here and there, including ribbon bell bracellets for people to giggle when we tied the knot. Most of the vintage glass bottles were my own that friends and myself had collected at flea markets. But honestly I couldn't of done any of this without our event designer Tricia she managed to take my vision, pull it all together and make it even better than I could of ever managed!!!" - Kelly.
January 18th, 2011
Here are some of the details from Ian and Emily's wedding. They did everything themselves. I was there the day before the wedding helping throw hay around the dance floor and making seats for the head table.
Reflections from Emily, "I owe a lot to my mom, she did most of the collecting and organizing. We bought the flowers at the LA flower mart and did them ourselves, with the help of my dear friends Rachel and her mom Wendy. I really wanted peonies for my bouquet and they were no where to be found that time of year. When we went to the mart the Thursday before the wedding, one vendor had some, they were a fortune but we got a few and that was my bouquet. Seriously, I tied a rope around a few of them 20 mins before the ceremony, they opened beautifully! We also owe a lot to our friends and family, they were incredible and worked so hard to help cast our vision, we did everything, hulled it all up in my dads truck and spent 2 days putting it all together. So the only vendors we used were Classic Party Rentals and then our caterer Tammy, a local chief and restaurant owner of Osteria Grappa, she was amazing and I would highly recommend her. The food was amazing and affordable, she uses all local ingredients, and truly cooks from the heart. The rest was done by the help of friends and family.
Dress and Shoes - "My Dress was a Spring 11 runway Fend dress, my shoes from Barneys, my headpiece was given to me from a dear friend/ vintage collector Valarie"
January 18th, 2011
Round 2 of 3 for Ian and Emily's wedding. Here are more of the getting ready shots into the ceremony. And a few notes from Emily:
"We choose Ojai as our venue because it was close enough for people to come for the day but far enough away to create a sense of adventure. Ojai has a small farm town feel and the Dent House especially is located back on this windy road which made it feel even more remote and exclusive.
Our inspiration came from the surroundings, we wanted the wedding to feel a part of nature. Using natural elements like wood, river rocks, wild flowers, and dim lighting helped achieve that. We also wanted to use family heirlooms, which gave a vintage feel to the wedding, we collected china, crocheted & lace table clothes, old lanterns, and blankets from friends and family, what we didn’t have we bought from flea markets and thrift stores."
Dress and Shoes - "My Dress was a Spring 11 runway Fend dress, my shoes from Barneys, my headpiece was given to me from a dear friend/ vintage collector Valarie, it was a very old vintage wax floral headpiece from Czechoslovakia, it was my most favorite."
And then the guests started arriving. I saw these guys get out of their car and I literally ran over. I basically just asked them to stand there. They won best dress in my book for the weekend. Look at that fox fur!
Words from Emily, "the wedding ceremony was so special. The weather was questionable up until 30 before the ceremony, but then the clouds parted and a breeze picked up. It was magical, seeing all our friends and family gathered together and walking down the aisle with my dad is something I will never forget. It was so special to have my brother Seth marry us, his words were perfect, the music our friends played, and support of our “special people” was simply divine.
January 18th, 2011
This was a wedding I've been dying to post for awhile. Ian and Emily's wedding is special for a ton of reasons. For starters, they are friends of mine. Ian is a surfing buddy and Emily has styled many of the fashion shoots I've done over the years. I shot Emily's brother Seth's wedding a few years back and that was one of my favorite weddings as well. You may remember this wedding - Click Here to See It.
Their suggested dress code was americana. In the invite, it suggested to 'think Jonny Cash meets John Wayne'. Their guests nailed it. Probably the hippest crowd I've seen at a wedding.
The wedding was held at the Dent House in Ojai, CA. I LOVE Ojai weddings. Every venue has so much aesthetic and so many options to shoot. The Dent House fell into this same category.
I'm going to be posting this wedding in parts so make sure to check back to see more. If you head over to the Green Wedding Shoes blog, they just featured this wedding and the post looks great. Make sure to take a peek over there.
Emily's Dress was a Spring 11 runway Fend dress, her shoes from Barneys, her headpiece was given to her from a dear friend/ vintage collector Valarie, it was a very old vintage wax floral headpiece from Czechoslovakia
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