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Georgia & Nate's wedding
October 30, 2008

I am so thrilled to share these absolutely dreamy photos of Georgia and Nate's beautiful wedding day, captured by my friend and oh-so talented photographer- Jose Villa.
Georgia and Nate are such an amazing couple (who I feel so lucky to call friends!) They began their planning all the way from Barcelona where they were living for a year and a half (Nate proposed the day before they left for Spain!) Having both grown up in the Santa Barbara area, they knew exactly where they wanted to say their I do's in the presence of their family and close friends. Georgia's family home provided the most gorgeous and personal setting for one of the most touching ceremonies I have ever seen (by one of my very favorite people, Saral Burdette.) As always, Camille created completely inspiring, out of this world floral designs to complement the relaxed elegance of the day. (I loved her use of wild raspberries!)
Georgia's beautiful wrap dress was designed by a Spanish designer (and friend,) Cortana. Her bridesmaids dresses had to be my favorite (of all bridesmaids dresses I have ever seen!) by the super stylish (and local Silverlake designer,) Heidi Merrick.

The day was so full of love and joy- everywhere you looked people were smiling in the glow of it all. And I cant help but smile as I type this and think back on it all. Georgia and Nate- congratulations. Thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of something so wonderful and special. I am so thrilled that you are here in LA and live so close by! I know we will be seeing much more of each other in the future. :)



Interview with The Wedding Hub
October 22, 2008

It was such a pleasure today to chit chat with the super sweet, Sarah Hubbell, owner of The Wedding Hub- an Arizona based wedding planning firm. Check out the interview on her blog! :)


Jen & Jeff's wedding
October 15, 2008
I've been so suuuper excited to blog Jen & Jeff's gorgeous wedding photos ever since the insanely talented Jose Villa sent them my way. Jen & Jeff were planning all the way from Washington DC so despite much of our planning being done long distance, from the very first moment we talked we instantly clicked and the planning process did not feel quite so long distance at all. Jen was interested in having a wedding at the Firestone Crossroads Estate (one of my most favorite locations ever..) and I knew the moment that she flew out to see it, she would fall in love. Jen's vision of bold popping colors in the rustic barn setting evolved into the most fabulous eclectic-modern floral design, brought to life beautifully courtesy of Nico Designs. Using mismatched teapots, saucers, cups, glasses, jars, and silver, Nico brought in an incredible mix of colors and textures- romantic and soft roses and peonies, structured and exotic pods and protea, delicate and lacy maidenhair fern and hydrangea. It was truly like little pieces of art on each of the tabletops. Nico also incorporated fruit- oranges, apples, pears and juicy strawberries made unexpected appearances alongside the floral and guests were as delighted to munch on them as to enjoy their beauty in the setting. :)
Jen being the sweets lover that she is selected her favorite candies which we turned into an impressive candy buffet while the fabric letters we placed along the barn's ledge read "love is sweet." We lucked out with perfect weather and Jen and Jeff's ceremony under the canopy of the famous Firestone oak tree is still to this day one of my very favorites ever. It was performed by one of Jen's best friends and was written just for Jen and Jeff- I laughed, I cried, I texted my husband to tell him that I loved him. It was an absolutely incredible day! Thank you Jen and Jeff for allowing me to be part of something so special! Miss you tons!























Loving.. cevd
October 14, 2008

I recently got the sweetest email from Christine at .cevd {Custom Invitation Studio} sharing her gorgeous work with me. Christine custom creates all of her designs with her clients so they are completely infused with the couples personalities and completely reflect their style. Each invitation she creates is a handmade, unique little piece of art. Christine also has a really inspiring blog which I have loved following. Check out the incredible pieces she made for her own upcoming wedding!

(The burlap envelopes even had an ironed on cotton address label- brilliant!)
Definitely check out Christine's site and blog for more gorgeous inspiration. :)


Bad blogger blues!
October 12, 2008
I'm so sorry to all my wonderful blog readers out there for the lack of posts lately! The last month has been an incredibly busy time here at {duet} Weddings, full of fabulous weddings that I can't wait to share. :) As the season is beginning to wind down for me for the year, I am looking forward to getting back to this little old blog! (Hopefully I still have some readers left out there!)
Stay tuned!


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You have just experienced one of the most incredible events of your life. The person who you love most in the world has popped the question and you have answered 'yes!' The whirlwind of the wedding planning world has now opened- questions and excitement from friends and family, your childhood wedding dreams re-visited, wedding magazines taunting you from the shelves of the check out lanes. You are finding yourself with a new language. A vocabulary full of words such as Fiancé, Chivari chairs, fondant--words you had no idea that you knew and now they seem to run off your tongue effortlessly.

I know how fast everything seems and how overwhelming it all can feel at first, so I created this blog to help answer questions, give advice and inspire new ideas.

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