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Bree & Dave's wedding
June 23, 2009

How to describe my love for Bree & Dave and their gorgeous wedding? There really is no end to how much I adore these two and their wedding is one that I will never, ever forget. Bree is an absolute creative genius- from second one, I was so impressed and totally inspired with her ideas. Bree envisioned a completely chic palette- incorporating her favorite flower- the coral peony, cobalt blue, pops of aqua and vintagey yumminess. The wedding took place at the amazing Vibiana in downtown Los Angeles (with all the traveling I do for weddings each weekend, it was so great to be a few short minutes from my house!) One of my favorite memories from the beautiful evening was the ultimate surprise that Dave had for Bree. He had hired Bree's all-time, favorite singer (EVER) who we snuck in the back of Vibiana and who came out on the stage, surprising everyone. (Not even the bridal party or family knew!) I cannot divulge more than that, but her reaction (below) is completely priceless. I still get the goosebumps and tear up when I think about that moment.
Enjoy these completely incredible photos, from my dear friends- the oh-so talented Next Exit!

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Anemones- yummy!

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Hand-stitched programs and vintage hankies for guests! 

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THE Betsey Dunlap provided the gorgeous calligraphy.

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How awesome is this shot?

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Can't you just feel the anticipation?! LOVE this shot. 

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The courtyard of Vibiana really is a little urban oasis. 

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Vintage postcards displayed in postcard racks led guests to their tables. 

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The gorgeous couple!

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How yummy is this tabletop? Bree collected vintage milkglass and Dandelion Ranch provided the gorgeous florals. 

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Vibiana is truly breathtakingly beautiful.

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The reaction shot. :)

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The 5 yummy cakes from Hot Cakes, displayed on vintage pedestals.

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We displayed a little "take away" station for guests to take flowers home. Since the milkglass belonged to Bree, she hated the idea of all of those flowers being left behind. Instead, guests were able to wrap up bunches of flowers with the kraft paper and raffia from the take-away station. 





14 comments

14 Comments:

What a perfect wedding. Rebecca, you are a genius. Bree and Dave, we love you guys!!
xoxo cat and adi

By Anonymous Cat from Next Exit, at June 24, 2009 at 3:28 PM  

adore from top to bottom!! this event was deeeelish and i could eat it up with a spoon! great job, rebecca! (p.s. how overdue are we for a date?? xo) cat & adi did an amazing job covering the gorgeousness, of course!

By OpenID loveandsplendor, at June 24, 2009 at 10:13 PM  

Wow, what an absolutely AMAZING event! You are so incredibly talented Rebecca!

By Blogger ZenadiaDesign, at June 26, 2009 at 1:26 PM  

beautiful work rebecca! cant wait until september :)

By Anonymous leigh miller, at June 26, 2009 at 10:53 PM  

Yummy tabletops!!! And lots of pretty details. Fantabulous work. See you soon!

By Blogger kate holt, at July 6, 2009 at 9:28 AM  

this is the ultimate wedding - ideal - my dream - thanks so much for sharing

By Blogger concrete & honey, at July 8, 2009 at 6:45 AM  

beautiful wedding

i'm glad i came across your site, there's plenty of wedding inspiration!

By Anonymous melissa {wedding obsession}, at July 23, 2009 at 8:18 AM  

miss you, love you!

jose

By Blogger Jose, at July 28, 2009 at 10:34 PM  

This's such a perfect wedding that I've seen!! Lucky bride!! This'd be the wedding in my dream ^^

By Anonymous Bird Cages, at July 29, 2009 at 12:39 PM  

I adore this wedding! I'm looking for the next wedding to feature on http://whollymatrimony.com and I would love for it to be this one - would you be ok with that? I especially want to talk about the cakes and the take-away station for the flowers.

You can email me at christine@whollymatrimony.com and let me know if we can share it over there. Thanks so much!

By Blogger Christine, at August 5, 2009 at 8:36 PM  

I love the tables. Beautiful, absolutely gorgeous.

By Anonymous Crystal, at August 6, 2009 at 4:36 PM  

I'm so drooling over the tabletops. They're flawless!

By Blogger NE, at August 19, 2009 at 2:11 PM  

Do you know where the bridesmaids dresses are from? They are the perfect color and I love the different styles. It was a gorgeous wedding. Thanks!

By Blogger Jen, at September 8, 2009 at 12:17 PM  

Jen- I believe the bridesmaids' dress designer was Aria-
http://www.ariadress.com/

By Blogger {duet}, at September 8, 2009 at 2:40 PM  

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