Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Kim and Will's Pinterest Worthy Wedding

Hello, blogging world! I am back to tell you about the amazing wedding I was in for my dear friends Kimberley and Will. Kim and I have been friends forever, I met her the day I was born since our parents are best friends. Celebrating her wedding from the engagement, bridal shower, bachelorette weekend, and actual wedding has been the highlight of this past year for me. Kim and Will hired a fantastic northern California photographer, Anita Martin, who gave us access to a ton of pictures from the big day. Since they are private files, I wanted to post them here for the world to see! Anita also did a fun post about the wedding. Kim is a master of Pinterest and every detail was so cute and well thought out. Plus, I'll take any excuse to relive that magical day!

I was so honored to create this watercolor banner that hung at the entrance. I used blues and greens plus a big sharpie to write their names

Kim painted this adorable sign, and Will cut the wood and put it together. Crafty couple!

Being in the wedding party was SO MUCH FUN! I loved all the creative photo ideas Anita had

Matte gold letters and a sparkly ampersand 

Cute chalkboard sign that they rented

Possibly my favorite detail but I couldn't possibly choose just one! 

The pie table!

You know I love anything mini. Especially the mini hand painted pie signs on mini easels

I didn't even have any pie until the day after. I was too busy dancing!

The bride and the bridal party doing what we do best! My brother was a bridesman and Megan and Lauren have known Kim since they were really young too.

Such a beautiful couple! The vineyard was the perfect backdrop

Magical lights and lighting

Seating chart on windows that they rented. Kim used a paint pen for the lettering

DIY burlap drink signs in wooden frames. I was happy they had rose, since I'm currently obsessed! They also had fireball shots instead of a champagne toast which was a big hit (check out my instagram from the head table)

Every detail was seriously perfect. Thank you so much for being like a sister to me and including me in your big day, Kimbor! And thank you, Anita, for the beautiful photos! You captured the day in a way that we will always remember.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Look Up at the Stars

I'm really into star patterns right now. I think it's because they are so natural and mystical, and each one is unique. The blues and silvers are so intense and fill me with a sense of curiosity. This site has a ton of galaxy photos, and I'm amazed how some products manage to capture the pattern.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Live every day like it's your last in that city

Once we committed to moving to Portland, we pushed the LA kickin it into high gear. We hung out on the roof more and were still in awe of the view. We went to the beach countless times to walk around, ride bikes and try new restaurants. We had dinners with friends and laughed until our cheeks hurt. We went out for late night drinks and talked about how awesome our LA life has been. We discovered places right around the corner, like a tapas bar and a bead store, that we wish we would have gone to years before. We were more outgoing and quicker to say yes to things. I finally felt comfortable enough to go out with no makeup on. A drive in traffic across town didn't seem like a huge daunting task anymore. Weekends were no longer a time to rest. Our friends have shown nothing but love for us as we prepare to move home. My college friends organized a farewell dinner for us at C&O Trattoria, our favorite place by the beach for wine and Italian food. My old coworker met me downtown for brunch at Bottega Louie. Our friends in the building have had about 10 parties in our honor. The people at the Chapman Market gave us free beer. The list goes on. We're going to miss our dear friends here, but they all know there is a place for them to stay when they come visit Portland (most of them have never been). We're so happy with the way our last few months turned out here. We feel like we have fallen deeper in love with LA and we want to come back to visit very soon. I may even become licensed to practice therapy in California and Oregon so we can have the best of both worlds.

Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Secret Garden

It turns out that if you venture further than the shops on Main Street in Santa Monica, there are some great restaurants and side streets that lead straight to the beach. The best part, though, is the Santa Monica Community Garden. It's perfectly jumbled with random objects and beautiful blooms. I loved the sun-stained pink hose and all the flowers in their original habitat. Now I'm even more inspired to start a garden of my own.