We LOVE intimate weddings! Belle + Pontus created their perfect ceremony on the very mountaintop that gave them the inspiration. They took some time with their officiant, who was a close friend, to create a ceremony that was unique and meaningful to them. They had a few handfuls of close family and friends fly in from Europe to celebrate. Their guests were taken to the mountain trail by bus, not knowing where they were going – only that there would be a wedding outdoors in the California sun. They took their time to enjoy every minute of their day, even as the sun went down, they were perfectly present.
Head on over to A Practical Wedding for more of their story!
We love it when we get to photograph the wedding of the brother of one of our other clients (Mel of Mel + Michael)! Lucila + Angelo’s celebration was a handmade community effort focused on friends, family and a ton of laughs. Lucila has an incredible eye for design and may even create decor for future weddings if you ask her! Angelo is a talented musician as are many of his and Lucila’s friends and family members. Several of them played music and sang. Everyone danced the afternoon away and tore it up like there was no tomorrow. Head on over to A Practical Wedding for more of the story and a special musical recording by Angelo’s sister and their grandfather. Thanks so much Lucila + Angelo!!!
We never tire of Joshua Tree weddings. I can promise you that. We were so thrilled when Geneva and Andy brought Rad + In Love on to photograph their intimate and heartfelt nuptials and the celebration that follows. The whole shindig was super DYI, and so personal. Also we can’t get over Geneva’s Callahan Dress! One of my favorite moments though, when Andy serenaded his new bride with the cover of a Tom Waits song! He knows the way to a ladies heart. Read tons more and see more photos today on 100 Layer Cake. Thank you Geneva and Andy! Photographer: Jamie of Rad + In Love / Ceremony Venue: Indian Cove Amphitheater, Joshua Tree National Park / Reception Venue, Catering, Dessert: 29 Palms Inn, Irene’s Courtyard / Florist: Bride’s Sister / Invitations & Paper Feathers: Kitty Reese / Dreamcatchers: SteamAge Design (Groom’s Mother’s Company) / Rock & Gems by Oconee Minerals (Bride’s Parent’s Company) / Ceremony Music: Groom’s Brother Tyler of Earthy Babes / Bride’s Dress: Callahan / Kimono: Free People / Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell for Free People / Headpiece: Flight of Fancy Designs / Band: Digby & Iona / Groom’s Suit & Shirt: J. Crew / Shoes: Clarks Desert Boot / Tie: J. Crew / Band: Kate Szabone Jewelry / Groomsmen Pants: J. Crew / Ties: Men’s Wearhouse / Bridesmaid’s Dresses: DV Dolce Vita, Jen’s Pirate Booty,Eternal Sunshine Creations, Spell and the Gypsy Collective / Flower Girl’s Dress: Jen’s Pirate Booty / Flower Boy’s Pants: Children of the Tribe
Thank you so much to Dart Djs and Gather Events for throwing such a rad Holiday Party Down this year! We were so happy to take all the photos for the night, and also get a little dancing in! Read more about the party on Green Wedding Shoes! Xoxo
host + dj: Dart DJs
venue: Lombardi House Hollywood, California
band: Django Foxtrot
event design + production: Gather Events
event planning + logistics: The Love Riot
catering: Bread And Water
cocktails + bar: The Whaling Club
paper goods + signage: Lupa + Pepi
florals: Twig and Twine
tabletop + decorative rentals: Borrowed Blu
furniture rentals: Modernica Props
rentals + lighting: Signature Party Rentals
valet: Jeffrey Valet
Oh man how do we love this wedding. From the tunes (spun by Smiles Davis) to the setting (Sunstone Winery!) To Kit’s bridal CAPE. Which might be our most favorite bridal sartorial choice, ever. Please do hop on over to Style Me Pretty and read all about it. We hope our photos will do it justice, but planner Leanne Elliott is much better with the words. Thank you Kit + Alejandro!
Photography: Rad + In Love | Event Planning: Soleil Events | Floral Design: Anna Le Pley Taylor | Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier | Stationery: Stationery Collection | Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew | Caterer: Lorraine Lim Catering | Make Up: Mara Levarre | Hair: Allure Salon | Lighting: Ambient Event Design | DJ: DJ Smiles Of Flashdance | Groom’s Attire: Requisite Clothing | Groom’s Shoes: Barker Black | BabySitting: The Little Guest | Bridal Crown: Claire Pettibone | Bridal Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Cutting Cake:Enjoy Cupcakes | Rentals: Ventura Rentals | Restrooms: Alabise Industries | Security: Central Coast Public Safety | Transportation: Blue Star Parking | Venue: The Villa At Sunstone Winery | Video: Wade Of Shark Pig