Marisa Rothstein & Nolan Robinson wanted a unique, slightly offbeat, fun wedding in a location was sure to fulfill their needs! Landing on the Housing Works Bookstore (which is a nonprofit), they choose to focus their money where they felt it was the most important. Opting out of traditional things such as cake cutting, tons of flowers and so forth, they instead wrote unique vows for one another and other creative elements. In lieu of a guestbook (and in keeping with the bookstore theme) Marisa & Nolan had utilized an adorable "card catalog" drawer to give guests a way to write their best wishes or a note of advice to the couple. As guests arrived, they were treated to Ketubah signing downstairs, while being able to enjoy a cocktail hour before the ceremony upstairs. Immediately following the ceremony the chairs were whisked away and the crowd was swept up in the Hora dance, complete with chair-lifting and everything. Following this, guests sat down for a meal and were treated to not only the traditional toasts but a fully prepared skit depicting the couple's story performed by Marisa's sister and friends!
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First & foremost, I have serious case of floral envy going with this wedding, I mean, coooome on! I love the idea of bridesmaid dresses being mix matched in the first place, toss in mix matched succulent filled bouquets & I am going to stop dead in my tracks! I am dripping with envy kids! I loooove these bouquets! The Cutting Garden at Flora Grubb Gardens, your a quick new fave of mine, come hell or high water, we are some how doing something together down the road, but I digress! This wedding is adorable on so many levels from the bridal booties (which I love) to the ceremony location. The simplicity of the venue, coupled with the few perfectly hung light strands, this day time wedding is elevated to a level that even the most sophisticated of hipsters will find themselves swooning over...despite themselves! Enjoy this gorgeous wedding and be sure to leave this couple some love!
Tags: bridal booties, bridal shoes, california, elegant, gallery wedding, green, hipster, Marin Headlands Center for the Arts, mix match, mixx match bridesmaid dresses, modern, silver, soft colors, string lights, succulents, wedding flowers
Today's feature is a gorgeously styled inspiration shoot that reminds me of how wonderful it is to be girly! A softly swept textured updo perfectly pined with a peach hued garden rose gives our model a romantic feel. Adorned with a double strand tear drop pearl necklace, her lace A-Line gown is complimented in kind. Keeping with the feel of soft kisses on a summer's day, Garden Roses take center stage both in adorning our bride as well as in her bouquet & even as a message in a bottle. Garden Roses were a perfect choice for our bride as the layers of petals resembles that of the florals on our brides sash, bringing her look full circle. This sweet shoot is the perfect personification of being feminine & classic with a solid nod to romance.
Today's feature wedding is a sweet early fall affair in New England. The couple brought 2 worlds together & celebrated both in style. Hill Stead Museum provided the perfect backdrop for this colorful fall outdoor wedding. I love the couple's idea of how they handled table numbers, though I must admit, it made my head hurt to think!
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