The Wedding of Lily Fink & John Harrington IV ♥ Santa Barbara, CA ♥ Featured in Martha Stewart Weddings

Lily and John dancing together - possibly the best photo ever?

There are a few weddings that truly have my heart.  These weddings accomplish what I personally consider to be among the most important details in planning one’s perfect wedding.  Here’s the short list, in no particular order:

1. They are brilliantly colored…

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Bridesmaid Bouquets

2. They reflect the personalities and interests of the bride and her groom…

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Photo Booth

3. They foster an atmosphere of merriment and togetherness…

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Reception

4. The details are as elegant and charming as they are playful and sweet…

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Favors

(And they don’t get much sweeter than this!)

One of these weddings I’ve shared with you already, and that is the incredible wedding celebration of stationer extraordinaire, Cheree Berry.  Let’s think back on that red, orange, pink and blue masterpiece for a moment.  (Or click on it to refresh your memory.)

But there’s another one that, to this very day, continues to inspire me as I plan my own celebration.  It’s the wedding of Lily Fink and John Harrington IV, and it was featured in the Summer 2008 issue of Martha Stewart Weddings.

Feast your eyes on the inspirational goodness, below.  If you discover that you love this bride’s style as much as I do, be sure to check out Lily and John’s feature in Martha Stewart Weddings, where you’ll find each and every delightful detail.

MSW Lily Fink Wedding - bustle

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Bridal Party

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Cake

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Ceremony

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Bride and Mother

Lily arm in arm with her mother, Sharkey. (How great is that name, by the way?!!  Love it.)

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Bouquet

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Centerpieces

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Monograms

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Cornflower Boutonnieres

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Groom's Family

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Bridesmaid Gifts

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Bride's Hair

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Stationery

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Bride's Family

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Rice Packets

MSW Lily Fink Wedding More Favors

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Table Settings 3

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Table Settings 2

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Table Settings

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Groomsmen

MSW Lily Fink Wedding Guestbook

{All photos courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings}


Lily and John’s wedding vendors/details:

Florist: Livia Cetti for The Green Vase

Photographer: Melissa Musgrove

Gown and veil: Carolina Herrera

Suit: Marc by Marc Jacobs, from Zappos.com

Vintage millinery flowers: Tinsel Trading Co.

Calligraphy: Nancy Howell Calligraphy

Invitations: Grosvenor Stationery Co.

Custom “Sally Holmes” Paper Rose: Jude Miller

Bridesmaid Dresses: “Tulip” dresses in azalea with peony sash, from Simple Silhouettes

Custom bridesmaids handbags: Lauren Merkin

Photobooth rental: Photobooth Scrapbooks

Cake: Christine Dahl Pastries

Cake topper: Livia Cetti for The Green Vase

{Photo and vendor/detail list, courtesy of Martha Stewart Weddings, Summer 2009}

Label(s): Real Life Issues, {Details}, {Fashion}, {Floral + Decor}, {Food + Drink}, {Paper}

Love all of this...

12 comments

  1. knottybride on December 1, 2009

    This is the prettiest wedding I've seen in a while. It's soooooooooo pretty. Everything about it!

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  2. Katie on December 1, 2009

    This is the prettiest wedding I've seen in a while. It's soooooooooo pretty. Everything about it!

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  3. Corinne on December 1, 2009

    I really like the her hair, especially the flower she's wearing in it and her bouquet is REALLY nice. I'm saving it to my wedding ideas file :-)

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  4. Maggy on December 2, 2009

    That china is beautiful!!! Where do I find that?????

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  5. The Knotty Bride on December 2, 2009

    I totally agree, Maggy, that china is exquisite. I love your taste. I'm working hard on tracking down that info – according to Martha, it's from Sharkey's personal china collection. But I'm on it, even if I have to ask Sharkey herself! I'll report back when I've got an answer for you. (By the way, the linens are Madeira – aren't they darling?)

    Thanks for the question… I LOVE a challenge :)

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  6. Pam on March 14, 2010

    I would also like to know what the china patterns are – especially the plate with blue trim

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  7. Pam on March 14, 2010

    I would also like to know what the china patterns are – especially the plate with blue trim

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  8. Alicia and Kyle on July 27, 2010

    I LOVE all the little details and her dress! Those cookie bags with little flowers are fabulous!

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  9. grace @ the cinderella project on July 27, 2010

    this was one of my absolute favorite weddings too! i got to see the carolina hererra in person when the issue first came out! needless to say, everything was stunning!

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  10. grace @ the cinderella project on July 27, 2010

    this was one of my absolute favorite weddings too! i got to see the carolina hererra in person when the issue first came out! needless to say, everything was stunning!

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  11. Sara on June 6, 2011

    Wow…Amazing cake…and amazing bride…so beautifull…love it!!!good job

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  12. Dambe on December 2, 2012

    Beautiful Wedding Party/Fabulous Wedding PhotographyYou can feel all the emotions from Wedding Party and Photographer. Wishing the Happy Couple the very best life has to offer With All Our Love Jimmy & Sandy Davey maierrd 38 years and still enjoying the good life!

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