Duet Weddings

Something Borrowed, Something Blue

Ashley & Aron's wedding
March 5, 2008

Aron and Ashley are a couple very close to my heart. They were one of my very first booked clients when I decided to follow my dream and start {duet} Weddings. I didn't have a pretty portfolio to show off, a snazzy website, or a long list of references- but they believed in me and hired me for their big day (which was a whole year later..)
We had so much fun planning- whether over cappuccinos at Peet's (for which we both shared an obsession..) or glasses of wine- it was always such a blast to hang out.
Ashley and Aron are creative geniuses. They put so many sweet personal touches into their wedding. From designing their gorgeous paper products (letterpressed by Aardvark) to canning their own homemade lemon curd for favors (which doubled as place cards!) There was no detail overlooked by these two.
Their wedding was held at the gorgeous Firestone Crossroads Estate (no surprise, a favorite location of mine..) and was done in a modern, monochromatic white palette. Fluffy Spider Mums, Sweetpeas, Peonies, Freesia, Lisiantus and Ranunculus were romantic and luscious in texture, bringing a softness and warmth to the cool, modern look. Repeating these yummy clusters down the length of feasting style tables brought instant drama to the barn. Bursts of lemony yellow which were incorporated throughout the paper products and favors made for a sunny, spring inspired feeling.
Ashley and Aron- miss you tons all the way in NYC! Thanks so much for the opportunity to be a part of your gorgeous wedding day. :)
Enjoy the beautiful photos from Kasey Lennon for Rikka Zimmerman Photography.

{ All about the details~ Ashley and Aron created a most touching ceremony with the help of Rev Jerry Bellamy. The menu included multiple tasting courses, taking advantage of the best seasonal ingredients thanks to the always amazing, Lorraine Lim. Ashley and Aron know and love their cheese. An incredible cheese display (complete with oversized chalkboard menu describing each cheese in detail) was brought in. I went to my friends at Silverlake Cheese to find out where they found their adorable mini chalkboards used for their displays, and it turns out- Joann's Fabrics sells them in bulk! With a white paint pen, Ashley and Aron created little markers for each cheese on the display with these darling mini chalkboards. Ashley and Aron's programs were bound with a simple black twine and included a gorgeous hand sketched (by Ashley!) family tree inside. Jars of lemon curd had sweet labels with a yellow oak tree outline. Jars were attached to escort cards as a way to outsmart that pesky Santa Ynez Valley wind! The gorgeous florals were provided by Bella Ambiance. }

{More details~ The oh-so-yummy (and gorgeous) cake was inspired by a Martha Stewart photo by Robyn Loves Cake. Ashley's perfect lace dress was by Vera Wang. Not pictured but most worthy of a shout-out- Gavin Roy kept the dance floor packed all night!}



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