Real Wedding: Alissa and Ryan, III
May 18, 2009
United States

Okay, so you've seen the first sneak peek of today's featured affair. Well, lucky lucky us...Lisa Vorce is stopping by to share ALL of the details and the inspiration behind the beautiful day that Jose Villa shot.

lisa vorce real wedding

From Lisa...Within the first 5 minutes of my initial phone call with Alissa, I knew it was going to be an amazing partnership. Alissa and her fiance Ryan wanted a wedding that was romantic, bohemian and quirky. Just our style! They wanted to incorporate elements of art, fantasy, whimsy, and fashion. They own a fabulous online boutique, Horne, and have extraordinary taste and an unrivaled database of artisans. It was a delight to collaborate with such creative forces as Alissa and Ryan and be able to incorporate special elements from their boutique into their wedding design.

The wedding was held at the San Ysidro Ranch, which is one of the most insanely beautiful venues to work at. The team there (headed by Willow, Tess, and Scott) are the most hospitable and professional in the business. If we could do an event there once a month, we'd be in heaven!

lisa vorce real wedding

More from Lisa...The ceremony was in San Ysidro's stunning garden. As an ode to Alissa's mother (who wanted at Catholic ceremony) - we brought in gorgeous dark wood church pews from a local prop house. added bonus of the pews was that they were able to showcase the insane programs Yellow Owl created (we tucked them in the back of the pews where you would normally put the mistlettes for church!).  It was adorable. We accented the pews with cozy pillows and throws -- and used a beautiful antique rug as the aisle runner.

My favorite partner in crime, Mindy Rice, fabricated a simple "blooming" structure for Alissa and Ryan to stand under.  As a fun detail - Mindy stamped basic brown kraft paper bags with a bird woodcut, and used ribbon clippings in place of petals for a "petal toss". It was so beautiful to see the confetti of ribbon in the air as Alissa and Ryan recessed down the aisle.

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