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…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“The Entertainer,” a wonderful local company, provided the decor – mismatched vintage chairs and tables, birdcages, old doors, and all manner of shabby chic paraphernalia.
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.”
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.