Archive for September, 2009

**Casey and Matt**

I met Casey and Matt about 18 months out from their wedding date…..we had the consult in their home and I instantly knew that these cool kids deserved a cool kid wedding!!  They were very modern and hilarious people, who knew what they liked and what they wanted, and already had the gorgeous venue to make it all work….the Malibou Lake Club!!  They also had amazing photographers….Evoke Photography, who I hold a little place in my heart for, since they shot our own wedding back in 2007!   Below are a few of my favorite shots….it was honestly so so hard to pick through the hundreds of spectacular shots that Evoke shot that day!

 

I love this shot of Casey’s beautiful La Sposa gown, because she took the time to order that fabulous hanger cover.  Such a small, often overlooked detail, but those plastic hangers can be such an eyesore!  Wedding planner to the rescue though, I always bring an extra wooden hanger with me in the event that my brides forget a decent hanger!!

 

 

This picture of Casey captures precisely why I adore her.  She is constantly cracking up and cracking people up! 

 

 

As Casey got ready at the Four Seasons, Matt hung out at home with his best man and leisurely got ready.  While brides take HOURS to make themselves perfect for their big days, guys literally pull together their looks in less than an hour….how is life fair?

 

 

Casey did her bridesmaids the favor of allowing them to choose any black dress that they felt fabulous in.  The end result was a very chic and pulled together look that was topped off by those gorgeous, bright bouquets!

 

 

And of course, I can’t leave out a shot of Casey’s beautiful bouquet….a lavish combo of callas, orchids and roses put together by my favorite florist, Kate Baker!

 

 

And before we knew it, we were on to the ceremony!!  Casey decided on some bright pops of color with those vibrant pomanders lining the aisle, and nothing but a simply dramatic circle of petals for them to stand in while they recited their vows.

 

 

 

 

And after the ceremony, we had some time for bridal party shots and some amazing bride/groom portraits.

 

 

And now…a few details of the day!  Casey and Matt decided on a black and white damask theme, brought to life with these bright pops of color all over the room.  Uplighting and linens by Flowers by Mars, and florals by Kate Baker pulled together this fabulous look.

 

 

And a few close-up shots of the two centerpieces, framed menus, donation bookmarks, table numbers, and matching placecards.  Damask heaven!

 

 

 

Their sweetheart table was just as damask-fab, additionally adorned with those uniquely stunning black toasting flutes!  And just behind the sweetheart table was this crazy-long ledge that we wanted to add some color and pop to.  Casey, her mom and mother-in-law spent countless hours wrapping up empty boxes in damask paper to match the wedding theme.

 

 

A fun and funky couple deserves a fun and funky cake.  This rad mad-hatter cake was designed by the ever-fab Joeleen at A Sweet Design!

 

And I’ll end with one of the best grand exit shots….I’m a huge fan of the grand exit!!   It’s just so much fun to leave on such a high from your wedding night, before any of the icky breakdown begins 🙂

 

Casey and Matt – I already miss talking to you guys…..you two are so much fun to be around and I really loved our meetings!  I hope you had an amazing time on your honeymoon and please promise to keep in touch!!

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