California Wedding by Betsy Blue Photography
May 26, 2010
United States

Oh I just LOVE (sorry for the caps, but it's necessary) when I come across flawless wedding details only to find out they were executed by family members. Case and point, the lovely bride's grandmother hand made all of the custom navy and white table runners and linens for this glorious wedding. Yes, hand made.  I don't lie.  Throw in a fabulous gown, awesome groomsmen attire and lovely images from Betsy Blue Photography, and I present you a perfect wedding wrapped in a handmade linen bow (don't you love how they did that on the place settings?)...xoxo - (the other) Abby from Life in the Super Burbs.

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Lovely words from their talented photographer Betsy Tomasello of Betsy Blue Photography:

Kristine and Uriah have a once in a lifetime love and their romantic wedding displayed every ounce of it. Their spring backyard vision was classic and beautiful on the manicured lawns of The Muckenthaler Mansion. The late afternoon sun poured a golden light through the palms over their heartfelt ceremony and suspended globe lighting and intimate candles illuminated the joyful reception.

Kristine’s grandmother hand made all of the custom navy and white table runners/linens.  The floral displays throughout the venue, from the Urban Gardener, were spring garden deliciousness and the entire event was beautifully catered and coordinated by Colette’s Events.

For her “Something Blue”, Kristine wore a very special sapphire ring on her right hand. It was designed by her father and given to her mother, just before he passed away. Kristine’s mother then gave it to Kristine on her wedding day…a very special moment and heirloom.

Kristine’s brother Peter, accompanied by friend Phil Neujahr on the guitar, played the ukulele and sang Oh It Is Love by Hello Goodbye during the ceremony while DJ Will An kept an amazing array of “get up out of your seat and dance” songs piped out during the reception. Kristine and Uriah ended the night sprinting for their decorated car through a barrage of beautiful sparklers and friendly shouts. Overall, an amazing show of love and genuine joy at their very beautiful SoCal wedding!

Kristine & Uriah’s personal thoughts on their special day:  

“The feeling of having everyone you ever loved and everyone who ever loved you, at the same place and at the same time to share such an important moment, made for an amazing day. We love our friends and family and it would not have made for the awesome celebration it was, if they hadn't been there.”

Vendors & Details: Photography: Betsy Tomasello Betsy Blue Photography / Location: Muckenthaler Mansion / Florist: Urban Gardener / Cake: Colette’s Events /Caterer/Rentals: Colette’s Events /DJ: Will An – Fascination Productions /Videographer:  Marcus McDougald / Bridal Makeup: Marlene Hargett /Bridal Hair: Denise Baker/ Bride’s Dress: The White Dress /Bride’s Dress: Amsale 2010 – Nadine dress/ Bride’s Shoes: Fendi/Bridesmaid Dresses: Butterbynadia/ Groomsmen Jackets: JCrew/ Wedding Rings: Eli's Jewelry