Saturday, December 28, 2013

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My Giant Post of Wedding Photos

Chris and I tied the knot this past October, as you all know. I just recently received the photos from Matt & Jentry, the incredible photographers who shot our wedding, and I'd like to share a few of those with you...

Reno Wedding Rancho San Rafael
I wore a few special things with my gown - the locket is from the day I was born. The earrings are my mother's. The shoes are American Duchess (of course!) "Pemberlies" that i painted and decorated to match my dress.
Reno Wedding Rancho San Rafael Park
We went with an English country style, with overtones of blended cultures, to represent Chris' native England, and my American West. Our ceremony was in an English style garden, while our reception was at a very Western American historic ranch house.
The Entertainer Wedding Reno Tahoe
Chris with his best man, Greg, who came from England. Both are wearing English tailored suits, while Maggie, my matron of honor, and I both made our 18th c.- inspired gowns.
American Duchess Wedding
We were sewing up to the last minute, but the dress did get done. Based on my favorite gown from "Marie Antoinette" (2006), I made my dress in a redingote style, from pale green taffeta, with buttons embroidered with silver, by my mom.
A Floral Affair Wedding Bouquet Reno Tahoe
We complimented the already incredible fall setting of Rancho San Rafael park with gorgeous flowers provided by A Floral Affair. I was super impressed with the artistry of the bouquet, and could not have been happier with how the flowers tied in with our theme.
Country Wedding Shabby Chic Wedding

Vintage Wedding Country Shabby Chic
"The Entertainer," a wonderful local company, provided the decor - mismatched vintage chairs and tables, birdcages, old doors, and all manner of shabby chic paraphernalia.
Dee's Bakery Wedding Cakes Reno
The cakes were made by Dee's Bakery, and were each a different, but complimentary, design. We went with black forest gatteau, Chris' favorite, a lemon cake, and a cake based on Jaffa Cake cookies - orange, chocolate, and vanilla.
The attendance was small and personal - everyone was a family friend, or close friends. The top right is one of my favorite photos from the day - a friend's son got into the "Ferengi Finger Traps," which our wonderful officiant and friend, Mary, used in our "unity ceremony."
Matt & Jentry Reno Wedding Photographers
The day went by so quickly! We were thankful for the wonderful friends who made the trip, the great food, decor, and floral, the professional and friendly photographers who captured everything we didn't get to see, and the warm and lovely weather.
Credits
Photography: Matt & Jentry
Decor: The Entertainer
Floral: A Floral Affair
Cakes: Dee's Bakery
Food: Roundabout Catering
Location: Rancho San Rafael Regional Park
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43 comments:

  1. Beautiful! Best wishes to the happy couple!

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  2. It all looks like a movie decor... So beautiful. So touching!!! Thank you for sharing this so personal pictures with us.
    Happy holidays!
    Esther
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    1. Thank you so much. We were super happy with the decor. "The Entertainer" did a great job.

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  3. My favorites are all the ones with you and Chris head to head.
    Congratulations to you both!
    Many, many happy years,
    Nancy N

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  4. Beautiful pictures, like Esther F. said, it looks like a scene from a movie, very romantic.
    The dress looks amazing, love the colors!
    Congrats to the happy couple, may you live happily ever after!

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  5. Absolutely lovely. ^^ Fabulous pictures, the setting looks so beautiful! Congratulations to you both, you both look very happy. :D

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  6. I love the athmosphere depicted on the photos, it must have been wonderful ceremony. I also love your dress, it suits you very much. I wish you the best :)

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  7. Stunning. The photos are amazing and really show off your day to the best advantage. Your gown is incredible. I wish you both all the best. Congratulations.

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  8. OMG, this was too beautiful. Loved the gown. I cannot believe how stunning it was.

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    1. Thank you! We were very happy with the overall decor :-)

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  9. Such a beautiful wedding! May you have years of joy together!

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  10. your dress is beautiful you did a really nice on it, and your friends dress is lovely as well. congratulations and best wishes for many happy years ahead.

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  11. Oh Lauren, what a beautiful day. Everything looks just lovely, and you look beautiful as always. I love your bouquet. Happy day, happy memories. Paula

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    1. Thank you! I was floored by the bouquets. A Floral Affair did SUCH an amazing job!

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  12. It's all so beautiful, and you look amazing. Congratulations!!
    XOXO
    ~V

    P.S. Love the finger traps ;-D

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    1. Thank you! I'd never heard of "unity ceremonies" before, so started looking into them. I thought most of them seemed kindof silly or contrived, so thought perhaps something very very silly would be fun - not to make fun of the nuptials, but to represent our super geeky humor. I originally thought handcuffs would be hilarious, but Mary suggested the finger traps, which was way better, and just as funny. :-)

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  13. The wedding looks so beautiful and so perfect! I love all the details like the locket, earrings, flowers, cake, furniture, etc.

    The spring greens made an unusual and lovely change for the wedding from the usual white gowns, they look really elegant and individual, perfect for your wedding!

    The whole thing just looks so wonderful, like one of the magical sunny, flower filled days I want to live in!

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  14. You are the most wonderful bride I've seen in my life! Your wedding gown was more than perfect! All those photos are gorgeous! :)
    Congratulations, I wish you all the best!

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  15. These photos look like a spread right of "Victoria" Magazine! As a retired professional wedding photographer, I have to say you are one lucky lady! Absolutely Gorgeous visual memories!!!

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    1. Thanks! Chris and I were pretty picky about the photography, also having been wedding photographers in the past. We were SO lucky to find Matt & Jentry, who were amazing and super affordable too. We actually had three shooters that day - Matt and Jentry brought a lovely gal who was learning the ropes - so absolutely every detail was covered. I can definitely say "I couldn't have done it better myself." :-)

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  16. I was proud to represent Chris as his best man and know that you will both live long and prosper conquering all before you. All the best from the UK... G

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    1. We love you and miss you like crazy, Greg!

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  18. Your wedding looks breath-takingly beautiful! The details you wove together look so special, and so unique. Those flowers! Your hair! That scrumptious dress! Absolutely gorgeous. Congratulations again, and thank you for sharing these!

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  19. You married a Brit! I had no idea! I approve heartily! ;)

    What a beautiful, simple wedding, and as always from you, a visual feast. Gorgeous, and congratulations again!

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  20. These are one of the most beautiful wedding photos I have ever seen. Honestly.

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  21. You look so beautiful!! I love your dress and your bouquet too! Amazing photos - Congratulations and all the best for you both!

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  22. You look very lovely! I wish you a long and happy marriage!

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  23. Your wedding is simply magical! Looking at your wedding photos made me feel like I travelled through time. Everything looks so chic and vintage from the reception to the gowns. Good to know everything came the way as you planned. Best wishes to both of you! Dustin @ Crystal Gardens

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  25. I have been binge reading this blog ever since I discovered it last week. I am (nearly) speechless with admiration for you as an artist/businesswoman/sempstress/person!
    Thank you for hours of fun--and many more to come!
    xxxVirginia
    PS You were a gorgeous bride!

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