Phew, I made it.
Wedding season has officially come to a close. 2012 was a stellar year filled with more work than I have known and more reward than I have known. There were challenges, lessons and a whole ton of personal growth. I now realize I am capable of more than I thought was possible and that I actually made it through the big beast of September…which I convinced myself that I wouldn’t be able to do. I did not do it alone, there are many friends, family and colleagues that have offered their hands in support and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.
I look forward to the coming season, one that is swiftly filling up. But before I do, I have scheduled some much needed rest and time for re-creation. Yes, that actually needs to be scheduled around here. I even have a small beach trip in my future. Standing on the edge of the ocean always opens a sense of awe and wonder and will pave the path for fresh ideas and inspiration. Of course a few deep breaths of the salty sea air won’t hurt either.
Photo: Nick Abrams
Remember this amazing invitation suite? Well it set the tone for Ricki and Geoff’s earthy and colorfully-rustic celebration. LaVonne of Adorations botanical created the most stunning floral displays and installation. She took our request of “mismatched, über-rustic, eclectic and bountiful” to a whole other level by incorporating mosses, succulents, rocks, books, wrought iron planters, railroad ties, filament light bulbs, mercury glass and artichokes to name a few. We were able to source a chalkboard globe that guests could write their well-wishes upon for Ricki and Geoff and Ricki’s mother crocheted about 1000 doilies to adorn the ceremony benches and other installation pieces. Ricki and Geoff’s main priority was that their guests have a great time! Guests were treated to a decadent meal and the elaborate dessert was highlighted by a flaming crepe bar. As a nod to Geoff’s favorite, In n’ Out, guests were served late-night snacks from the classic California staple. The sounds of PopVinyl had the dance floor packed till the wee hours!
Geoff + Ricki :: The Rancho Bernardo Inn from Modern 8 Films on Vimeo.
Photography~ Chrisman Studios / Cinematography ~ Modern 8 Films / Invitations, Programs, Menus,~ Nic.Roc. Designs/ Make-up~ / Bride’s Dress ~ Melissa Sweet / Bride’s Headband ~ Jennifer Behr / Bridesmaid’s Bouquets ~ Bedouin / Ceremony, Cocktail and Reception Location~ Rancho Bernardo Inn, San Diego, CA / Tenting ~ Raphael’s Party Rentals / Linens, Chargers and Lounge Furniture ~ Concepts Event Design ~ / Floral Design~ Adorations Botanical Artistry / Lighting Design and Sound~ MSI / Band ~ Pop Vinyl / Cupcakes ~ Marisa’s Cakes / Vintage Umbrellas ~ Bella Umbrella / Photobooth ~ The Portable Photo Booth
Peal off the tape and VOILA! the finished product!
There’s the craft-ninja herself, setting the disco punkin’s out for their beauty shot.
Photographer~ Twin Lens / Hair and Make-Up~ Jess Evans / Ceremony Location~ Loretto Chapel / Reception Location~ Inn and Spa at the Loretto / Dress~ Watters / Save the Date and Stationery~ Sicily Easton / Floral ~ Artichokes and Pomegranates / Cake~ Chocolate Maven / Band ~ Soulstice / Mr. and Mrs. and Just Married Signs ~ Jamie Gordon West / Photo booth~ Photo booths Rentals of New Mexico / Getaway Santa Fe Pedi Cabs
This wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty, click HERE to see the post.
I’ve got exciting new folks! A film by Luminance Pictures documenting Kim and LB’s wedding at Loretto Chapel and the reception I designed at Rio Chama is featured on the Grace Ormonde Blog. Click HERE to see it all!
Photo by Ginger Russell Photography