I am in awe of what the vendors behind our From Inspiration to Reality feature have done to date. More than in awe really. I am excited, humbled, thrilled, shocked (in a good way) and always surprised by what they bring to the table. And this photoshoot, inspired by Shawna’s inspiration board, definitely made me smile from the top of my head down to the tips of my toes. A HUGE thank you to Megan Fickling of La Partie Events and Lindsey + April of Sweet Monday Photography, along with the full list of way-too-talented vendors below. This was a day of wedding heaven on SMP and we really couldn’t be any more excited.

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

from inspiration to reality

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In an effort to stay as close to “reality” as possible, we created many of the other details of the day ourselves.  Napkins were sewn by hand from fabric bought in Los Angeles’s garment district, as were the burlap and silk table runners.  Milk glass and cake plates were gathered from our own collections.  While the silverware was purchased new especially for the shoot, it could just as easily have come from a thrift store (granted, collecting vintage silverware for 150 people would be pricey!) or rented.  The wedges of cheese were wrapped in inexpensive but lovely muslin, and tied with baker’s twine.  Our biggest undertaking was the backdrop we created for our ceremony!  Again, we used inexpensive cotton fabrics and burlap and attached them to a wooden backdrop.  It was time consuming, but super fun to work on, and very inexpensive.  We’d love to see more brides incorporate custom backdrops into their ceremonies or receptions.  A nice way to personalize and spice up an outdoor event!


The Vendors

Styling and Coordination: Megan Fickling of La Partie Events + Lindsey Hinderer & April Killingsworth of Sweet Monday Photography / Photography: April Killingsworth & Lindsey Hinderer of Sweet Monday Photography / Flowers: Megan Fickling of La Partie Events / Cake & Sweets: Amy Berman of Vanilla Bake Shop / Stationery & Paper: Megan Gonzalez of MaeMae Paperie / Calligraphy: Kathryn Murray / Make & Hair: Jaimi Brooks of Fiore Beauty

The Good Stuff

Birdcage Veil: Le Chic Studio / Chairs: Fete Accompli Events / Sea Salt Caramels: Little Flower Candy Co. / Pies – Dupar’s / Cheese: The CheeseStore of Silverlake / Bridesmaid’s Dress: Anthropologie / Wedding Gown: Edgardo Bonilla / Plates and rubber lace Coasters: Gretel

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