Real Wedding
May 13, 2008

We are featuring THE most gorgeous real wedding today, which was sent to me by one of our loyal readers, Amy. First, I wanted to introduce this lovely couple, as their "story" is just too cute to pass up...


From Amy...

Aaron and I met in July 2004 as volunteers of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I was

chairing the foundation’s black-tie fundraiser, Wish Night, Aaron was the

Creative Director. After pouring over piles of my old children’s books, we

settled on the theme “Once Upon a Wish,” all based around fairytales. And a

fairytale year it was. We fell in love and raised $1 million. Since then, we

have designed and built a new house, established

The Brand Hatchery, our small but rapidly growing

branding, advertising and interactive agency in Dallas, TX, and planned our


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These two are what I strive to be in my head. Seriously.

Okay, now for the really fun part...the wedding! Amy's sweet husband Aaron put together these beautiful story boards for us, so that we could see just how lovely their wedding was. I know that you are going to love them as much as I do! Here is the first look...


A bit more from Amy...

After our engagement. we flew to CA and drove more than 600 miles one weekend in

search of the perfect setting. It wasn’t until we returned home that I found The

Carneros Inn
in Napa Valley online and booked it sight

unseen. We also found our rockstar photographer, Tanja Lippert, online. We were married by one of my father’s

best friends in the Inn’s Apple Orchard standing on a bed of white rose petals a

few months later. We designed all of the details, but Wedding Coordinator Marie

Rios of Creative Occasions made our vision


Are you in love yet? Well, just you wait. Amy will be sharing all of the beautiful details that made her wedding magical a little later today...and of course, we have so many more pictures for you to devour.

{to see the full gallery, click here!}