“ADULT ONLY” DIY RUSTIC SURF WEDDING (with succulents + surfboards): Randi & Jared Met While Working at a Surf Shop.. | Michelle Sullivan Photography

“So this is how the story goes…

Let’s start with the morning before the wedding. I was totally prepared. The last thing I needed to do was get a mani and pedi with my girls. I went to pick up my fiance’s sister first. She hops in the car and hands me a baby sippy cup, she has one for herself as well. My mind was already mush from all of the wedding planning so I didn’t question it. I start driving to our nail appointment and take a sip from my sippy cup at a red light.

Whataya know!!! It’s a margarita!”

… is how today’s bride, Randi, starts out her wedding story. So yes, I love this girl. Enjoy her wedding because I did to infinity and beyond.

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ELEGANT CALIFORNIA WEDDING | Urban Sophistication Meets French Romance… with the rockinest shoe shot I’ve seen. + Bambino & The Bachelorette [or, WTF Ashley?]

RIGHT.  So lemme get this straight.  Notably sane Michelle Money who has suddenly developed concern for others tipped off Ashley that Bentley was a douchebag, Ashley tells Chrisharrison (don’t call him Chris, it’s not his name, Chrisharrison is his name) that someone warned her about Bentley being a douchebag (or as everyone on that show says, “being here for the wrong reasons”) and then Ashley falls for him in whatever amount is less than 0.5 seconds, and then Bentley psychopaths out and says douchey things in his interviews but treats her like so many sophomore boys treated me when I was a freshman in college {Continue reading…}

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DIY WEDDING | Martha + Robert at Calamigos Ranch in Malibu, CA | A couple tackles one of the toughest wedding color schemes around… in stride. Duh! Winning.

Hey, you guys!  Ok, so even though someone took an ish-nay in our stairwell the other day, I’m in great spirits!  Let’s hear it for that!  Here’s why: one of our wonderful vendors sent me a preview of her newest collection, and I ’bout DIED.  It’s really, really purty.  So, uhh, I’ll be sharing that loveliness with all of you quite soon, OBVS.

Ok, now, in other related news, I have an update on the *situation* going on in our building.  {Continue reading…}

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REAL WEDDING {Part 2} | Jennifer + André | Elegant Sparkle… not to mention amazing Valentine’s Day wedding inspiration… Plus, the winner of our LuLu*s giveaway!

I’m so excited to share the second half of this AMAZEBALLS wedding, but first…

The winner of the $100 shopping spree at LuLu*s is… {Continue reading…}

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WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHY LOVE | it’s in the details… | Pink + White + Arcade Prize Ticket Delight!

When I saw these photos from Tina and Stephen’s Carmel, California wedding, shot by the talented Aaron Delesie, I got really, really excited.  Which immediately translated into having to share all the yummy goodness with you.  Of course, I’m not surprised by the ridiculously phenomenal quality of these images… you see, Aaron’s no amateur.

Ok, enough with the words – get ready, because these details are AMAZING… for starters, just LOOK AT THAT DRESS!!!

“If I had a hundred wishes I would give them all to you.”

Exquisite, right?  I am so in awe of these images!  I’m a big fan of tiny but meaningful touches in a wedding, and that wheel of “Wish” tickets totally hit the spot for me today.

Reminds me of a nice little moment that happened last weekend at the arcade with the boy (yes, laugh it out, we went to the arcade.  It may be for youngsters, but I think we could all benefit from a little air hockey in our lives).  So, near the end of the evening, we ended up playing a trivia game against another couple and totally clobbering them, which was kind of extremely awesome.  We are competitive apart, so when we join forces… you understand.  Anyway, when all was said and done, we realized we had about a gazillion prize tickets at our feet.  When I was a kid, I was ALL ABOUT the prize tickets… so I was surprised by how little I cared on this day.  I just can’t believe that plastic parachuting militiamen and kazoos were a good enough reward for the blood, sweat and tears I poured into accumulating those tickets.  Even if I was only seven, those prizes are seriously LACKING.

Back to the present day story; we added them up, and together we had approximately a lot of tickets.  We walked over to the counter and scanned our options ~ yup, paratroopers and kazoos still available.  Nice.  We weren’t finding anything.

Next thing I know, fiancé motions to follow him and, leaving our position in line, he spots a young man with an infant in his arms.  And what does he do?  He hands our tickets over to them.  I was so, incredibly angry at him I cou— just kidding.

Loved it.  Love him.

Photography: Aaron Delesie

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