Posted by: loveandsplendor | August 11, 2010

kristin & michael – 4.30.10

For months I’ve been dying to share this charmingly detailed wedding with you… and now I finally can!!  You may recognize the incredible wedding cake from TLC‘s Fabulous Cakes (try to catch a re-run if you can!  :)), or the wedding itself from its feature earlier this week on Style Me Pretty (thanks, ladies!!).  Now I wanted to take my turn in sharing all the gorgeousness with you!  Make sure to visit the Style Me Pretty post for my full write-up.  Since I did a summary recap there, I feel like it would be redundant to write a paraphrased version here.  I will say, however, that this wedding was SO special to me because:

  • The bride and groom were two of the sweetest people ever, and I consider Kristin (the bride) a dear new friend.  🙂  I also had the pleasure of working with Susan (Hi Susan!!), Kristin’s mother, and I loved getting to know her.  It is always such a blessing to work with such wonderful people!!
  • The vendors were dreamy.  A big bunch of my favorites, all rolled into one ridiculously perfect day!
  • The details were incredible!  I have to give credit to Kristin for all of the amazing signage, stationery and tiny details like the lace napkin ties that made the wedding such a dream.  It was an honor knowing that she was entrusting all of her plans to me on the big day, and I could not have been happier with how it all turned out!

Now on to the delightful photos courtesy of my friend and fellow sushi aficionado, Michael Norwood:

Kristin is arrestingly beautiful…

…And also such a joyful spirit!  Love love love this pic!

Kristin with her aforementioned sweetheart-of-a-mom ❤

Good-looking bridal party!!  Notice the very special ringbearer…

Love, laughter, and a dog named Baxter!!  (This was the motto of the day!)

Handwritten escort cards, stitched with yellow thread, and placed on a tiered platform (built by the groom!) covered with vintage doilies and a scattering of playful buttons.

THE cake.  The details on each tier were incredible… Melody & her staff blow me away every.single.time.

And the cake you *didn’t* see on TLC — Baxter in cake form!!  🙂  Don’t worry, he wasn’t consumed (for the most part… LOL).

Twelve feet of dessert.  Yes please!

Me the Mr. & Mrs.!!  I adore this pic!  You can get a glimpse of my wedding day style — I like to be formal and punchy at the same time… always integrating some of the inspiration behind the day in my outfit.  🙂  It’s my signature!

{ Dream Team }

Ceremony and Reception: Rancho Las Lomas

Wedding Planning & Coordination: Angel Swanson of Events of Love and Splendor

Photography: Michael Norwood

Florals: Kristin of The Treasured Petal

Wedding Cakes & Desserts: Melody of My Sweet and Saucy

Catering: 24 Carrots

Lighting: De-Lighted!

DJ: Chuck Kerr of Music on the Move

Stationery: DIY by Kristin the bride, a graphic designer!

Hair and Makeup: Rachel Drootin with Charmed Beauty

Bride’s veil: Twigs and Honey

Dress: Marisa

Shoes: Nina

Jewelry: Jewelry to Your Doorstep

Hope you enjoyed this sunshiney post!!  I have four weddings ready to blog; look for another one by the end of the week~

Pssst — Hope to see lots of you this Saturday at the Designer Swap Meet!  Check out that link for details!  xoxo, Angel



  1. fabulous wedding angel! they look so beautiful in love and the details are amazing!

    • aww thanks christina!! we’ll miss you this weekend! xoxo

  2. I *love* this wedding! You look so adorable! And I’m so excited to see that my pal Rachael did the hair and makeup! 🙂

    • thanks dear!! 🙂 rachael did a fabulous job; can’t wait to work with her again~

  3. Lovely wedding!!! I love all the details (Me? Details? Isn’t that a surprise?) and the color combo! Oh, and then there is Melody! She is such a talented artist, I am blown away by her work every single time. Most importantly, the mastermind of the wedding –Angel Swanson! You are AMAZING and I can’t say enough about you. I always tell Jonard how lucky we are to have you along the ride. We adore you so very much!

    P.S. your style is killing me too, just so u know! TOO CUTE!

  4. ooooooo
    the caaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!!

    looove all the details!

  5. This wedding is so pretty! Beautiful decorations and details!

  6. i love how the photo of the three of you turned out!! so cute!! it was such a fun wedding to be a part of. i loved every detail of this wedding. hands down!

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