PINK + PEACH REAL WEDDING | Vibrant colors on your wedding day pretty much guarantee a good time! | Also… I. Am. Obsessed. With. This. Wedding Gown. {+ Bam, obvs!}

I just applied a snake bite venom removal survival tactic to my keyboard’s face.  This is my life.   Alison spills coffee on her spacebar, Alison calls upon her experience in reality survival show watching, Alison puts lips to spacebar, and sucks.  So I’m sitting here with poppy seeds, what I believe to be a bit of dust, and a wee bit of mocha coffee on the roof of my mouth.  So yeah, I don’t know what you’ve heard, but I think I know how to start a Wednesday. #DUH #winning?

Anywhozit, happy afternoon, lovelies!!!  I hope you’re doing well, all of you.  I have a stellar wedding to share with your face’s eyes today, and I kinda wanna jump right into it, if you’re down.  Wait, you’re down?  Cool!  Yeah, I played the assume game there, but it’s only because I really want you guys to feast your eyes already on what accompanies THIS KIND OF AMAZING ISH:

Isn’t that gorgeous?  I’m, like, dying, over it.  DYING.  And I just love the way high-texture gowns turn out in photos.  Also, how amazing photographers like Jen of Jennifer Eileen Photography help them to do that. :)

Here’s the rundown from our beautiful bride, Cayla:

Kevin and I met when I was in high school and he was in college, we were polar opposites – almost seemed like we were too different. Our differences are what made us completely in love with one other. When we got engaged my first thought was, “I don’t want this to be a wedding where I do all the work and the groom has nothing to do with it.” I really wanted Kevin’s input on everything. As far as the colors, we went with orange and pink because they had always been my favorite colors. They made me happy and joyful and Kevin thought they looked great together. Kevin and I wanted to try to make it really non-traditional. We both hate going to weddings and feeling like we have been to the same exact one before.  Our goal was for our guests to feel like they were at a party and that they could kick back and relax. We had a photo booth and snacks before we arrived to the reception; to make everyone feel comfortable and relaxed. Another thing that was important to us was to do a lot of the work ourselves, because we wanted to feel like it was uniquely ours and remember doing the things ourselves. I painted the table numbers and the directional signs and Kevin did all of the intricate details. His dad made all of the signs from old fence posts and they turned out lovely.  Although our wedding was a lot of work for both our families and us it was completely worth it. It made it that much more personable and enjoyable. During the wedding, all I could think about was how perfect the weather was and how wonderful everything turned out. I couldn’t have dreamed for a better location, photographer, or husband. Everything about our wedding was uniquely ours.

And now, I present Part II of A Day in the Life of Bambino McPup…

New Toy Happiness – FORM OF:

#1: Insert Head…

#2: Sit.


So, what think you?  Excellent execution of vibrant, happy colors, eh?  Total potential for out-of-control-ness, but they kept it completely pinned down and beautiful, methinks.  You?

By the way, I really love happy weddings.  I just- I love ‘em!

xoxo!  – Alison

Photographer: Jennifer Eileen / Caterer: Luna Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant / Cake Artist: Taylor Made Confections / Gown Boutique:  Madeleine’s Bridal Boutique / Hair Stylist: Shelly Hinojo / Florist: Dana’s Awesome Blossoms & Brown Bunny Flowers / Officiant: The Well Community Church / Makeup Artist: Shelly Hinojo / Venue: Private Residence

Label(s): Color, Mr. McPuppyPants, Orange, Pink, White, {Real Weddings}

Love all of this...


  1. Koru Kate on August 3, 2011

    Wow, I feel more & more in love with this wedding as I scrolled through the post! I adore the beautiful wedding gown & the bright, happy bridesmaid dresses with matching bright, happy flowers. But I think the cake took my heart! Such perfection here.

  2. Jess on August 3, 2011

    love it! and her dress is a-mah-zing. i die. i just die.

  3. Shiloe on August 3, 2011

    Oh my god. I love it. I love the colors and her DRESS! Oh man, if I could pull off textures I would. I also love the colors and that she AND her husband did so much of it together. I also love her bouquet!

    Also, I am DYING over Bambino. Cracking up, laughing out loud on the tram to my office. Love his face.

  4. Alison on August 3, 2011

    Kate – Yeah, the cake is so simple and sweet. I love simple. It’s so awesome. I love the bmaids dresses, too! Killer color in there. :)

    Jess – Right? I died half-an-hour ago.

    Shiloe – Thanks for the first time comment! So awesome :) I totes agree with everyone, it so happens. :) And Bambino says hello. He hopes he made a spectacle of you. ;) xx!

  5. I am in stinkin’ love with the bridesmaid dresses…you can’t help but look at them and feel warm/summery! Also, I am a major sucker for guest books that you can actually use after the wedding day…this one would look so beautiful in a thick black frame.

    As for McPuppyPant…ahhh hahahahahahahahaha. So funny.

  6. Elle on August 3, 2011

    That wedding was gorgeous. I am not usually a huge fan of loud, bright weddings, but for whatever reason this wedding was just breath taking to me.

    Maybe it’s because the bride wasn’t wearing bright pink shoes (and if she was I didn’t have to see them) Sorry ladies, I just can’t get on board with super bright shoes under white gowns… It looks hip on like 1% of the people that do it.

    But seriously – I love that she filled her day with color and maintained looking elegant and sophisticated with a splash of fun.

  7. Elle on August 3, 2011

    And oh Bambino…. you are just so deliciously adorable! I want to pick you up and squeeze you!

  8. Alison on August 3, 2011

    Courtney – The bmaids dresses are the absolute bees to the knees. LOVE them, right on. :)

    Elle – She really did do an amazing job of keeping it chic and lovely AND super colorful, right?! That can be really tough. Like, really, REALLY tough. And she totally rocked it! :)

  9. I just love the colors used in this wedding and you just can’t go wrong with Gerbera Daisies!

    Too cute with the Bam! My sheep does that sometimes with empty feedbags!

  10. Megan Powers on August 3, 2011

    I love love love those dresses. How gorgeous are they? So fabulous.

    Also, your dog is hysterical. I am on bed rest and that totally made my day. Just hilarious! :)

  11. Jo on August 3, 2011

    That wedding is absolutely gorgeous! Those photos have inspired me to post on here for the very first time! I can only hope that our brightly coloured wedding is just as awesome :-)

  12. CupcakeCaliBride on August 4, 2011

    Ah! I love Bambino with his toy! Far too cute!

  13. Marie Summers on August 4, 2011

    Love the gerber daisy wedding bouquets! Beautiful and fun colors! They really POP.

  14. Shannon on August 4, 2011

    BAMBINO – Love him!!!!

    Such a fun wedding – bright, happy, and so FRESH!

  15. Lena on August 4, 2011

    I’m so glad I’m not the only boob that sucks stuff off my keyboard, no matter how disgusting. If the keyboard goes down, the whole day and possibly several more would be ruined. NOT AN OPTION.

    OK, so I think you’ll appreciate this-this post has been open in my tabs since about 6pm PST, at which point I got a SURPRISE, YOU HAVE HOUSE GUESTS text. Of course, I’ve been too busy to do laundry, so it’s at the fluff and fold, and all the guest linens from their last visit are still there. Commence frantic running/driving/illegally stopping/re-folding/crying/more folding/showering/shaving leg WHILE GIVING DRIVING DIRECTIONS. They arrived as I was zipping my pants. MOTHER OF GOD.

    Oh, and don’t forget the MAINTENANCE LIGHT in the car.

    But there is this wedding, to soothe me as only you can. And Bambs, to make me smile when the world is clearly laughing at my life.

    Oh, and the assistant I hired myself. BLAM!


  16. Once Upon Your Day -- Julia on August 5, 2011

    love that color combo! so great together!
    and love the puppy!

  17. Sandy on August 6, 2011

    Love the alternating colors and the matching alternating ties on the guys. The photography i s simply amazing!

  18. Cayla Stimmel on August 7, 2011

    Thank you so much for blogging our wedding! I am so very grateful and I love what you and Jennifer did it looks beautiful!

  19. spirits next day delivery on August 8, 2011

    Wow everyone looks amazing. I LOVE the colours they look fab together. The Brides flowers so pretty and her dress is lush!

  20. Absolute Media Productions on August 9, 2011

    This is some of the best photography I have ever seen! Great colors and color grading on the pics! Love the inspiration thanks!

  21. Sabina on August 10, 2011

    OMG…that wedding bouquet looks amazing…so colorful…it makes you feel so alive.

  22. Mulberry on August 29, 2011

    very pretty!

  23. Melissa on January 4, 2012

    I need to find where she got the peach bridesmaids dresses!! I looked at the boutique listed, but couldnt find them. I cannot find this shade of peach dresses anywhere!! and it is thee exact color I want! Is there anyway to figure this out???

    • Cayla Stimmel on October 6, 2012

      Hello I am the bride from this wedding .. My dresses were from a catalog from a home store happily ever after in visalia, ca. It was a lady doing it out of her home for a super cheap price !


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