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The perfect mountain locale? We found it.

Saying “I do” against a stunning mountain backdrop is the end-all, be-all of wedding celebrations – and for cuties Lauren and Danny, it also happened to be the perfect way to honor their years-long friendship turned romance. I mean, when it all starts with skiing together in high school at the Kirkwood Mountain Resort, tying the knot in the very same picturesque local is an absolute must. See every sweet moment of their fairy tale below.

For years Lauren knew she wanted to get married at Kirkwood Mountain Resort, she just didn’t know it was to Danny… yet! It started off as a joke amongst her family, because their cabin slept so many people. Her parents would say, “great, you can just get married here.” Once she met Danny, and the thought of marriage got closer, she started looking at Kirkwood Mountain Resort’s packages (a few years before they got engaged—don’t tell him). As soon as she said yes, she knew she wanted Kirkwood Mountain Resort.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort is a special place to Danny and Lauren, because they used to ski there together in high school and college (and beyond!) and have really great memories of their friendship starting there. So, on a beautiful summer day in July, Toby (the dog ring bearer) and Desi (the dog flower girl) preceded the bride down the aisle in a meadow bursting with wild flowers. Lauren wore her mom’s wedding dress, which had been re-designed for her wedding. Lauren’s mother had made her wedding dress while she was in medical school, and Lauren is in medical school now—so it came full circle. The 1980’s sleeves were used to make the top of the dress (those sleeves were huge).

The wedding was DIY: Danny’s brother’s band, Drunken Logic, played live music, the bride made the cake, friends made all the centerpieces, bouquets, and boutonnieres after a visit to the flower market, the groom made the programs, and the bride’s father made the favors (wooden coasters). At the reception, guests snapped selfies on the lift in the plaza and played games including giant chess, jenga, and corn hole. As the evening wound down guests cozied up around the outdoor fire pits as the sun set on a fabulous celebration at Kirkwood Mountain Resort!

Whether you plan on tying the knot in the heart of summer like Lauren and Danny or can’t wait to say “I do” surrounded by fresh fallen snow, Kirkwood Mountain Resort has a wedding package more than perfect for you and yours. Contact their talented staff today to talk about all of the amazing options, from their fabulous venue locales to their never-ending list of amenities totally included in your big day. (Hint: think on-site coordinators, lighting and so much more.) They’ll even help you find the perfect vendors to make it all go off without a single bump in the road. It’s awe-inspiring views meets the best day ever and we sooo can’t wait to see the results.

Photography: Lauren Lindley Photography | Ceremony: The Meadow at Kirkwood | Reception Venue: Off The Wall Bar and Grill

A California Wedding Fueled by Sunshine and Love, Sweet Love

Sunshine and great alfresco weather are a given when it comes to weddings in California. It would almost be a crime not to take the festivities outside. These nuptials definitely do that Dreamy California Wedding idea justice. With rustic details, beautiful blush infused florals by Julep Bloom Design and that certain je ne sais quoi that comes with a West Coast wedding, these nuptials are fueled by vitamin d and a whole lot of love. See even more of the pretty pretty pics captured by Hello Blue Photo in the vault.


From the Bride… For our wedding, I wanted it to be soft, romantic, and rustic. I wanted every detail to flow together. Our location was outdoors at our church, surrounded by rolling hills, trees, and adobe style buildings. This location was perfect for us because it is not only our church home, but it also creates a feeling of simple romance and the beauty of the venue speaks for itself. I chose blush and ivory as our two simple colors, and then added in greenery accents to create a warm and rustic feel. We also had a lot of homemade wooden pieces, including the wooden cross for our altar, the cord of three that we braided during the ceremony, and our cake base. I loved having these homemade pieces because it put a personal and unique touch to our day! Our day, overall, felt perfectly romantic, rustic, and elegant. I chose Christina to be our wedding photographer because her photos were different from the other photographers that I had seen! Her photos created a soft and romantic look that was so unique. I knew right when I saw her work that I had to have her! My wedding vision of soft romance fit her photography style perfectly!

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Photography: Hello Blue Photo | Videographer: Light Up Video | Coordination: Agape Planning | Floral Design: Julep Bloom Design | Wedding Dress: The Wedding Belle | Stationary: Twig and Juniper | Ceremony Venue: Saddleback Rancho Capistrano | Make up & Hair: Beauty And The Beach | DJ: Moondance Mobile Music | Favors: Succulents All Day | Bridal Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Cake Design: Jay's Catering | Film Lab: Pro Photo Irvine | Styling Ribbon: Tono & Co

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Ali Fedotowsky’s Bridal Shower Brunch

You know our love for all things The Bachelor runs deep, and that most certainly includes Bachelorette alum, Ali Fedotowsky. Not only is Ali a new mama, but also a blushing bride-to-be and she celebrated with a stylish brunch that takes bridal showers to the next level. Mimosas served in the prettiest champagne flutes by Foxblossom Co. greeted each guest, “Love is in the Air” candles from The Little Market lined the tables, and you better believe the entire event followed suit. See it all through the lens of Ashley Burns Photography right here in the gallery.

Ali celebrated her bridal shower at Au Fudge in West Hollywood, hosted and styled by Casi Densmore-Koon of cupcakeMAG. Guests were greeted with mimosas, and then seated on the patio for a family-style brunch. In attendance was Ali’s best friend Stefanie Munoz (a bridesmaid), her soon to be sister-in-law Jill Escoto, Lacey Chabert, Amy Davidson and other close friends.

The Brunch Menu

Chia Parfaits with granola & mixed berries

Healthy Egg Scramble: tomato, avocado, jalapeno

Chocolate Chip Pancakes

Local Avocado Toast: baby heirloom tomatoes, chili flakes, cranberry walnut bread

Sides: breakfast potatoes, organic fruit & bacon

P.S. See Ali’s Emerald Cut Engagement Ring!

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Photography: Ashley Burns Photography | Styling: Casi Densmore-Koon | Floral Design: Mulberry & Moss | “Love is in the Air” Candles: The Little Market | Ali’s Dress: “Lindsay Wrap Dress” by Endless Summer | Decor: Wayfair | Dessert Table + Cake: Au Fudge | Floral L ove Letters: Little Sparrow | Location: Au Fudge | Personalized Champagne Flutes: Foxblossom Co.

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