Today is a really special day on SMP. In part because we FINALLY got our greedy little hands on a brand spanking new Lisa Vorce designed wedding, but also because Aaron Delesie, one of our favorite photogs ever, has helped us construct the photography story himself…handpicking images that allow the grace, the romance and the beauty to unfold so naturally. Top it off with stunning styling and florals by Mindy Rice and we are in total heaven. It’s a full day of Aaron + Lisa + Mindy gorgeousness and we seriously can’t stand to keep you waiting even a second longer. So without further ado, let the loveliness begin! p.s. you can peek at all the pretty right here.
When Aaron called me to tell me about Brian and Carey’s “wedding for two”, I was delighted! Planning and designing private weddings has become a bit of an obsession for us. Nothing more romantic than a private celebration for two! A little bit different than elopements in that these private celebrations have all the core components of a wedding (i.e. cake cutting, etc) — only difference is there are no guests! So intimate, so special, so incredible.
Aaron put Carey and I in touch and I fell in love with her during our first phone call. She is a no nonsense, tell-it-like-it-is woman! We honed in on some of her favorite “likes” (ruffles and feathers!) and her first assignment from me was to find china that spoke to her. She found the most fabulous Marchesa china and everything was designed from there.
Our color story included soft blues, muted pinks, sage greens, and a peppering of gold. Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse provided the perfectly private and romantic backdrop for Carey and Brian’s celebration (and….also happens to offer some of THE most magical natural lighting I’ve ever seen). For the ceremony, Mindy draped the ceremony structure in a soft blue velvet fabric (which draped beautifully!) and we had guinea feather trim sewn along the edges for a stunning accent (an ode to Carey’s love of feathers!). For the aisle runner, we used hundreds of guinea feathers to create one of the most interesting runners we’ve done to date! It was so wonderfully Bohemian — and so unexpected.
Event Design: Lisa Vorce, Oh How Charming / Photography: Aaron Delesie / Venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse / Floral: Mindy Rice / Officiant: JP Reynolds / Draping: Barker Decor / Calligraphy: Lisa Holtzman / Velvet Menu Backers: Papel Paper and Press / Desserts & Cake: Sweet and Saucy / Cinematography: Curtis Heyne, Living Cinema