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Romantic Outdoor Wedding at Skylake Gardens

It’s days like this that make my heart happy.  Because behind all of the amazing details and gorgeous stylings is a beautiful duo (and heartwarming love story) that will melt your heart.  One that reminds you that saying “I do” is all about finding your lifelong best friend, and celebrating that find with your nearest and dearest in amazing fashion.  See it all captured by K Stone Photography right here.

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From K Stone Photography… This wedding was full of beautiful details. Everything from its lakeside setting to the subtle hints of green in the color palette; it was a perfect day. What could be better than pomegranate and walnut trees next to the water, or bouquets full of succulents?

Mostly, the day was surrounded by amazing people with beautiful stories.  Miles and Kristen met and began dating just weeks after Mile lost his mother to cancer. As the two friends walked together through tragedies, they became stronger. Strong enough to become best friends and marry one another. And together, they radiate love and joy to everyone around them. Their guests echoed the kind of happiness that these two do.

The two wed just before sunset in the early fall. And as the reception began, a live band began their evening of entertainment, which lasted long into the night.

It was a gorgeous day, absolutely gorgeous!

Photography: K Stone Photography | Floral Design: Lisa's Flor Decor | Dress: Nicole Miller | Catering: Italian Guy | Wedding Venue: Skylake Gardens

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Grass Valley Wedding Inspiration from Jylls Photography + KiraKira

This dreamy California wedding inspiration is hitting the spot today. Filled with beauty, it’s everything you could possibly need after a long weekend. Flowers pretty enough to make your head spin, jewels from KiraKira that have all made it on my Christmas list, a light so magical, captured by Jylls Photography. It’s perfection.


From KiraKira… Ethereal and light, this Northern California wedding shoot by Jyllian Victoria captures the essence of KiraKira jewelry and handbags.

For the dress rehearsal the bride wears white and black. With a dreamy golden field as the backdrop, the bride to be wears a white lace Milly top carries KiraKira’s black nappa leather and calf hair clutch. The pearl and white sapphire trim Kori studs and white shimmer druzy ring compliment her simple black and white look.

For the outdoor ceremony, the bride wears a simple, airy gown by vintage gown by Pronovias designer, Manuel Mota, and antique inspired KiraKira jewels. The groom wears the Santorini wedding band, inspired by the texture of driftwood. The ivy growing over the branches and barn’s façade and the warm sunlight filtering though the natural canopy lent the ceremony a feeling of enchantment.

With her hair in a romantic loose chignon, the 18k yellow gold antique cut topaz Santorini drop earrings glitter around the bride’s face and under her floral wreath of ivy and pale purple hydrangea. Elizabeth’s ‘Ivy’ wedding band is a delicate double row of white diamonds set between two 18k yellow gold rope bands. Drawing from the lavender palette, Elizabeth wears on her right hand a rose-de-france rose cut amethyst ring set in 18k white gold.

The bouquet incorporates the serene pastel hues and textures from the natural setting. Grapes, lily pads and chrysanthemums pull in the soft greens and lilacs of the landscape and even the apricot shade of the sunset sky.

The reception, held in an open barn, is a beautiful, nostalgic setting, decorated simply by loosely strung white lights and light streaming through the wood panels. Here the barefoot bride wears a lace dress and adds some sparkle to her look with KiraKira’s white shimmer pave Kori earrings.

The ‘Kori’ collection, meaning ‘ice’ in Japanese, incorporates beautiful shimmering natural geodes and druzy agates. A pave white sapphire trim adds a finished contrast and a little more sparkle to the beautiful raw stones. On her fingers she wears the thin Santorini band in 18k yellow gold and the antique cut mother of pearl Gemma ring which accents the pointelle details of her dress.

KiraKira creates delicate, dreamy and ethereal jewels and accessories for both brides and bridal parties!

Photography: Jyllian Victoria | Cupcakes: Tami Davis at Cupcake Magic | Wedding Cake: Angela O'Rourke | Ceremony Venue: Squirrel Creek Ranch | Jewelry: Kira Kira By Suz Somersall | Calligraphy: Calligraphy by Hillary | Bridal Gown: Vintage Dress By Pronovias Designer, Manuel Mota | Floral Arrangements and Furniture: Ingrid Peterson of Grass Valley Florist | Hair + Makeup: Samantha Rentas | Model: Andrew Brown | Model: Leah Morris At JE Model Management: | Wardrobe + Jewelry Styling: Eduardo Bucio

Mendocino Wedding from Melanie Duerkopp

This wedding is crazy beautiful.  Like in a blow your mind, leave you speechless kind of way.  Which is something we happen to be quite fond of here at SMP, so to say we’re excited to share every last moment with you would be a serious understatement.  From the breathtaking ceremony (hello, Bluff Overlook) to the downright darling details to the bride and groom who were so obviously meant-to-be, it’s just one beautiful moment after another filling our hearts with happy.  And the gallery captured by Melanie Duerkopp?  Simply amazing.  Join me there for all of the pretty. 


From the Bride… My vision for our wedding started with a mood board. I wanted our guests to enjoy themselves and describe it as “simply beautiful.”  I pulled pantone swatches, images of flowers, settings, colors, desserts, foods and people enjoying themselves. We married on a cliff overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Mendocino. The MacCullum House, a bed & breakfast in the village of Mendocino was where we held the reception and where we all stayed. Since there was already so much natural beauty in our setting, I just wanted to keep things simple, but detailed. I wanted people to understand why we chose the place we did and I wanted to enhance the natural beauty of our surroundings. I chose coral for the main color and I used charcoal gray with bits of sage green as the neutrals.

The men and ushers dressed in charcoal suits accented with coral paisley ties. My Maid of Honor and Flower Girl dressed in coral dresses from J.Crew. My mother, sister and I made about 20 tissue paper poufs in all shades of coral and white to hang from a tree at the entrance of the ceremony site. This along with a wedding sign marked the entrance. Hundreds of flower petals in the same colors led people down the path to our site. We had our florist build a simple wooden arch for us to get married beneath. Mason jars with beautiful combinations of flowers (all soft, flowery and romantic) marked the chairs bordering the aisles. I bought an Anne Barge dress from a sample sale and completely altered the entire dress (save the skirt) with a seamstress. I wanted everything to be soft and romantic.

I bought about 50 white pillar candles and hundreds of votives that we filled the dining room at the Mac House with. The warmth of the light against the dark mahogany wood created an intimate setting for dinner. We chose long dining room tables for our guests to gather around. I chose centerpieces that were low and scattered in small mason jars across the tables. I bought simple white runners for our tables along with different shades of grosgrain ribbon in our colors to lay beneath them. We created signature drinks based on our favorite spirits also in our colors. Hers: the lady sipper made with vodka, peach and citrus; His: gin, dill, soda water and lime accented with grey swirl straws. Our favors were small boxes in charcoal grey accented with coral grosgrain ribbon personalized with our last name initial, J. These were filled with a traditional Lebanese gift of Jordan almonds. Additionally, we created gift bags filled with local treats made by local caterers. I put the hang tags together by stamping our initials along with the date on coral tags from the Paper Source. I even bought coral gingham wrapping paper for our jars of honey that we gifted!

Wedding Photography: Melanie Duerkopp | Ceremony Venue: The Bluff Overlook in Mendocino, California | Reception Venue: The MacCallum House in Mendocino, California | Officiant: Dr. Rev. Habib Badr, Pastor of the National Evangelical Church of Beirut, Lebanon (family friend) | Wedding Coordination: Lori Squillace from The MacCallum House | Floral Design: Rosa Wyglendowski from L&R Farms | Event Design: the Bride | Catering: Executive Chef Allen Kantor from The MacCallum House | Desserts: Sharon Robinson | Honey: Mendocino Jams & Preserves | Sweet + Salty Treats: Jacquelyn Hewitt ( | Guitarist: Sergei Bassehas | DJ: Johanna Schultz | Favor Boxes: Simple Tastes | Wedding Dress: Anne Barge | Custom Tailoring: Szuszanna Rudolf  | Bride’s Shoes: Jimmy Choo | After-Party Dress: Diane von Furstenburg | Makeup: Amy Wall from Mendocino Beauty

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