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Cozy Mountaintop Wedding

This Oregon wedding sent by Julie Randall Photography is truly unique. Kalisa and Mitch were married in a small lodge atop a snowy mountain, and their guests were transported there on snowcats! I’m having a bit of guest envy right now. How fun would that have been?

More from the bride, Kalisa:

We definitely wanted to have our wedding in a place that offered natural beauty, unique and allowed our 30 guests to experience somewhere they may never go on their own. It was important we had our wedding somewhere that didn’t require a lot of decorating to transform the place. We wanted a place that would be the main attraction and a place that would compliment our decor. We planned on making a lot of our decorations and such, so the place we found was perfect! A gift is what we wanted to give our guests who traveled to celebrate our love with us.


Mitch was searching on the internet for unique wedding destinations and we stumbled across Hood River and Mt. Hood in Oregon, so from there we found the Silcox Hut which gave us chill bumps looking at the photos. We knew that was the place the minute we saw the photos! The venue only allowed a max of 40 people, guests were transported by snowcat!, it’s a beautiful historically restored building that includes a beautiful lava rock fireplace and flooring and is absolutely breathtaking!

 Cozy winter wedding in Oregon

Unique, cozy, eccentric, intimate and adventurous are some adjectives that would describe our wedding. We didn’t have a theme per se, but we did make almost all of our decor.

 Paper flower and branches centerpieces
 DIY wedding invitations blind embossing pull up envelope
 vintage wedding dress

For our guest book, I drew all of our guests on canvas squares and sewed them on one large canvas that we stretched to hang on our wall as a piece of art so that we can forever remember our friends and family who joined us that day.

 Stitched hand drawn wedding guest book patches
 Hand stitched guest book fabric drawings
 DIY flower paper crafts weddings
 Mt Hood Oregon wedding
 snowy winter white wedding

We constructed a k+m board that hung above the fireplace from letters we bought at Anthroplogie with .50 cent scrap board from Home Depot and some twine.

 snowy Oregon wedding
 Silcox Hut winter intimate wedding

I made origami boxes that held thai bells for the guests to ring during the ceremony when it was official!!!

 intimate wedding ceremony indoors and paper origamis
 wedding ceremony benches set up

Me and some friends made all of the yarn balls and needle felted designs on them and felted birdies to hang on the Japanese Mitsumata branches for the centerpieces.

 polaroid wedding photo

Polaroids! We made a picture hanging board from the same .50 cent board from Home Depot and hung twine, bells and yarn balls from. We wrote on the board: step 1 take a photo, step 2 write a message, step 3 hang it up and step 4 repeat. It was a lot of fun and wish we would’ve bought more film!! It was a hit.

 paper flower and willow branch centerpieces modern wedding decor ideas

A friend made all of the book flowers from an old Gandhi book. Our friend hand-wrote all of the menu cards and we adhered the book flowers to them.

 yarn balls wedding ideas
 wedding cupcake heart shape topping

Some advice from Kalisa:

Enjoy every second because the day will go by extremely fast! Try to take one hour to yourself the day of your wedding to just relax and think about all the wonderful moments you are about to endure, and all the people attending your wedding who are there to support and celebrate your love for one another. Take time throughout the evening to pause and take mental snapshots throughout the day/evening. It will be the most wonderful day of your life and don’t be surprised to be a little bummed when it’s over because it’s so much FUN.

Wedding Vendors (Mt. Hood, OR):

Wedding Venue: Silcox Hut / Photographer: Julie Randall Photography / Wedding Planner: Elis Byrne / Florist: By Sallie Mishler with flowers purchased from Tammy’s Floral Shop / Caterer: Timberline Lodge / Cake: Jaciva’s Bakery / Bride’s Dress: HB6953 by Saja / Bride’s Shoes: Tory Burch

Weekly Wrap-Up + Winner!

Can you take a guess at what my first thought was, the moment I placed my eyes upon these images? Take a good look at this session and let me know if you thought the same thing as I did. This dreamy session makes summer look bearable in the 90+ degree heat we will be having here today in NY. The vintage prom dresses, the pastel colors, and that vintage travel atlas, altogether are pure perfection! Shot by Mandy Lynne, who also made these darling prints available on her Etsy shop.


+ It’s time to announce the giveaway winner The Scent of Lisabetta necklace from Sora Designs! The lucky winner is #183- Kate C! She said:

“My favorite is actually what you’re giving away. All versions of the Lisbeta necklace are gorgeous!”

Congratulations, Kate! We will be in touch shortly!

+ It was so exciting to see our alphabet bunting download by Two Brunettes on Eat Drink Pretty this week! It made an absolutely darling addition to this Breakfast at Tiffany’s bridal shower. Want one for yourself? Download our alphabet bunting template. Don’t forget to show us what you made!

+ Did you know we are on Facebook? If not, now you know! We have lots of fun and goodies planned for our Facebook page soon, so make sure to head over (you can find us here) and “like” us :)

+ And oh! We have some BIG announcements coming soon. The first one is coming next week. Keep your eyes peeled!

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A Down-Home BBQ Wedding

I love the casual feel of this sweet down-home BBQ wedding captured by Wildflowers Photography. The couple, Kathy and Eric, wanted their wedding to be cozy and filled with personal touches. Even without knowing them, I can tell that every last detail of the wedding radiates their personalities. Fun, down to earth and clearly, very stylish :)

More from the bride, Kathy:

We were sitting at a BBQ restaurant one day (early on in our relationship) — the kind of restaurant that serves ribs and iced tea in mason jars… and I said to Eric: “This is what I want my wedding to feel like.” Little did I know, we would get married a few years later… and the vision for our wedding spawned from that little comment.


Our wedding planner found our wedding venue online. We knew this was the place we wanted to get married after seeing the gorgeous rolling hills surrounding the ranch house. It was quiet and tucked away — perfect for the intimate wedding we envisioned.


Another big deciding factor was the fact that it was in Southern California. All of our family came in from out of town (or out of state) and we wanted them to see Southern California — where we lived.


Our wedding decor was rustic/vintage. Baby’s breath in galvanized french floral buckets lined the wedding aisle. Guests drank from mason jars and barber shop striped straws. Lots of pieces came from the Long Beach antique flea market and numerous thrift stores and garage sales. Mason jars hung from trees. Vintage lace hung from clotheslines. An old drawer with a vintage drawer pull held our guestbook notes. I found an old book published in 1899 entitled “To Have and To Hold” and we pasted our ceremony script in it for our officiant to read.


Speaking of our officiant– we asked our dear mutual friend (the one responsible for introducing us) to be the one to marry us. My mom walked me down the aisle. We read poems to each other and wrote our own vows.


My dad died from cancer a few months after Eric and I started dating, so unfortunately he never got to meet Eric. We wanted so much for him to be there with us, so Eric wore my dad’s vintage Christian Dior tie. I carried his picture in a locket tied to my bouquet (so he would be with me as I walked down the aisle). My two uncles (my dad’s brothers who are also jewelers) made our wedding bands. My dad was definitely with us that day.


I bought 30 pinwheels at the 99 cents store– the glittery kind with Disney characters all over them– and Eric spray painted them ivory. They fluttered in the light breeze, lining the perimeter of the olive tree under which we got married.


Eric is from the south and we always joke that I was a southern girl in a past life, so we knew we wanted good southern food. Our wedding represented who we are as people: down-to-earth, romantic, food-lovers.


Dear friends, family members, co-workers, restaurants and strangers collected clear glass jars and bottles for us to use as vases. In 5 months we collected over 250 jars and bottles. My co-workers bought flowers from the downtown LA flower mart. We wanted it to look like freshly picked wildflowers in jars.


I found some vintage number stamps at an antique flea market and stamped our wedding date on shipping tags. We tied the tags around some of the jars and bottles used in the table arrangements.


Some advice from Kathy:

It’s true what everyone says– your wedding day goes by in the blink of an eye. Don’t forget to take a moment when you’re standing in front of all your friends and family and let it all soak in.

Take pictures of your wedding planning process! Eric and I have fun pictures of us stamping our invitations, cutting out burlap for our table runners, putting our chalkboard menu together. I took one picture a day during the month leading up to our wedding (posted on my Facebook). It’s so great to have pictures to remember even the process leading up to the big day.

Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):

Photographer: Wildflowers Photography / Venue: Upper Las Virgenes Canyon Open Space Preserve / Wedding Planner: Miki Nguyen of Miki Events / Florist: DIY by Friends + Family / Photobooth: Photobox LA / Caterer: Spring Street Smokehouse / Cake: Costco / Invitations: Target / Hair & Makeup: Gina Nguyen / Bride’s Dress: Cleo by Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s Shoes: Electra by Nina / Bride’s Earrings: Banana Republic / Bride’s Rings: Art of Gold / Groom’s Ring: Minh Van Le / Groom’s Attire: Joseph Abboud tuxedo, vintage Christian Dior tie and John Varvatos cufflinks

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