before leaving for my vacation, i had a woooonderful wedding with two clients i simply adore. rob & kel and i share so many things in common, it borders on eerie. we grew up in the same city. i *almost* went to the same high school (haha). we all went to cal (go bears!!!). we all love star wars. i better stop here before i incrimate myself. 😉 rob & kel are just a delightful, laid back couple and it was a true pleasure working with them every step of the way. their beautiful wedding took place at grand newport plaza (the turnip rose) and i really loved working at this location. the staff is AMAZING and everything ran like clockwork. here is a lovely look at the day through the lenses of ray + erwin of apertura photo. it was my first time working with these guys and it was a blast!
a moody, beautiful portrait
kelly wore a scrumptious monique lhuillier dress — everyone knows monique is my fave 😉
sash train!! kelly had a super sweet bridal party and it was great being with them all day.
the groomsmen were quite rad as well!
isn’t this an adorable bridal party pic?? i heart that rob is peeking around the column.
final touch ups in the bridal suite, as super-maid-of-honor looks on.
i love this peek-a-boo ceremony shot!
one of the most precious flowergirls ever!
details! colors were chocolate brown and blush pink. we covered the tables in chocolate pintuck linens, gold-rimmed chargers, and chocolate napkins. pink florals courtesy of flower allie brought romance and elegance to the tabletops. each placesetting included a menu and a tasty candied apple from cal-snacks. tables were named after buildings at cal. rob and kel were in each photo of each building. it was such a walk down memory lane for me!!
doesn’t rob look so debonair here? i loooooooved kelly’s beautiful hair flower made by the lovely & talented myra kim of twigs & honey. everything myra crafts is simply breathtaking.
loooooove the look on kel’s face during her maid-of-honor’s toast
during the best man’s toast, rob was challenged to solve a rubik’s cube in front of the crowd. apparently rob did this a lot in college. 😉 it was SO awesome to watch him work on the cube as his college pals sang this hilarious ditty! when he had completed the cube (in 3 mins-ish!!), he threw it on the dancefloor in triumph.
guests had a great time on the dancefloor thanks to dj jerry of carcano dj.
the turnip rose dazzled guests with their “festival of strawberries.” it’s basically a decadent display of chocolate covered strawberries (one of my fave things!), infused with your choice of liquer. yummm
guests also enjoyed a fantastic photobooth brought in by cheesy photobooths!
rob & kel: you two were nothing but gracious and kind to me throughout the planning process. i loved getting to know you both and it was an honor to assist you on your big day! it was just as beautiful as i knew it would be. congrats to you two; hope to see you at a home game this fall!! xoxo
shoutouts to three other fab vendors not mentioned above: walter pawluk videography, nicole thompson for hair/makeup (gorgeous work!) and the incredible guitarist/musician pete goslow for the ceremony and cocktail hour music. when i heard him singing his rendition of some jack johnson tunes, i knew i needed his card! highly recommend.
p.s. tomorrow i am doing the unthinkable… I am getting a digital perm on my super-straight, super silky, never-been-permed/colored hair! ahh! i love my long, straight hair but was recently inspired by the digital perm of blogger pal tiffany of i am style-ish. i adore the look of big, bouncy curls and it’s about time for a change, right? let’s hope i don’t come home a hideous, frizzy mess. 😉 i will definitely give you an update after i have a day or two to get used to it. wish me luck!