Seth and I celebrate our anniversary today. 12 years later, I still love everything about our wedding. I remember pouring over wedding magazines, dreaming of linens, and hand wiring our candle lanterns to hang in the trees at our outdoor ceremony in Santa Barbara. Picking the antique bottles for our centerpieces, and shopping at the farmers market for wildflowers. My sense of relief, when my caterer took over planning the layout, and my nervousness the day of the wedding. A keg of Guiness, and BBQ tri-tip, served family style under the arbor. The petal train of my handmade dress, and the pins Seth chose to honor his mother, who had recently passed away. (Today is also her birthday) Deciding what my something blue would be, and of course, laying out all the paper I had purchased over my bed to figure out how sage cardstock, lavender sprigs, white tissue and handmade japanese paper would become my wedding invitations. Can you believe I don’t have a picture of those? I designed our wedding with the help of my friends, my mom, and Martha Stewart. Who/what is influencing your wedding design decisions?
Photos by the lovely Elizabeth Messina