The word of the day is…color! We have SUCH a fun and colorfully gorgeous day for you on SMP, from our first real wedding that is ALL style to a really awesome rehearsal dinner that has so many vibrant ideas tucked inside. I owe my new found love of color to the incredible brides that are translating such vibrant hues into such elegant, creative and utterly gorgeous weddings. And this affair, photographed by the insanely talented Tanja Lippert, is about as good as it gets.

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We loved the juxtaposition of the country setting with a fancy style, yet relaxed style. We choose all white candles and flowers in the Redwood Grove to highlight the formality of the ceremony and the serene beauty of the grove. For the cocktails on the lawn and the reception, we did not want a particular color scheme. We loved the idea of many bright jewel-tone colors of the flowers and lanterns offset by the dark wood of the barn at the reception. An eclectic uniformity was the goal, rather than a formal or overly designed look. Let me know if you need more write-up about the wedding!

Wedding Flowers by Kim England, Fleurs du Soleil / Lighting by Carmel Plant Tenders / Catering + Location by Santa Lucia Preserve / Wedding Dress by Ines di Santo / Shoes by Christian Louboutin /Wedding  Cake by Parker Lousseau Pastries

Back in a bit with even more inspiration! Oh and if you need something to keep your wedding creativity flowing, check out two of my all time favorite weddings that Tanja photographed. Seriously two of the coolest weddings EVER. Click here to see the first chic but approachable wedding and here to see the second contemporary and whimsical affair. Oh wait…this one too if only for the fabulous pair of shoes!

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