Monday, September 27, 2010


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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Real Wedding: Molly + Donovan

Remember these two hipsters? Yep, well Molly & Donovan tied the knot this past June in the beautiful, and very warm Palm Springs. They chose the O'Donnell Golf Club for the lovely outdoor setting against the San Jacinto Mountain range.

The summer wedding went beautifully - a ceremony filled with meaningful vows paired with a rockin' fun reception under the stars. Their guests ate, drank and danced the night away with the newlyweds.

Donovan's family owns the most amazing pizza and Italian restaurant in the desert, which catered the most delicious dinner that night. The party never stopped, and the amount of love and friends these two have is certainly incredible. The best part of their wedding was that it was truly about them, and their commitment to marriage. Simple, sweet and loads of fun.

M&D - love to you both and enjoy the new adventures as newlyweds. We adore you - muah!

Yes, she IS certainly gorgeous, isn't she?

The Floral Lab produced THE coolest terrarium's inside large mason jars. Pair that with a few billy balls and astilbe and you've got a party! Dear Darling created hand made table numbers that made a sweet touch to each table. Very natural, simple and perfect.

Sweet & Saucy provided the show stopping, out-of-this-world desserts. Always, always the right choice for any wedding.

Monday, September 13, 2010

Travis + Ashlyn Carter: 2 Year Anniversary

Today I'm sharing my favorite wedding. It's my own. Two years ago I said, "I do", to the sweetest, most handsome man in the world and became Ashlyn Carter.

Every detail was better in person than I could have imagined. Perfectly whimsical, sweet and a fabulous celebration with 250 of our friends and family members. Stephanie Fay is a dear friend of mine, and she was able to capture our day so beautifully.

After visiting the McCormick Home Ranch in Camarillo, CA, I knew right away it had to be the venue. The colonial style home sits on several acres of ranch land and has beautiful gardens, a big green barn, and the front of the house reminds me of the home in Father of the Bride - my absolute favorite movie growing up.

My favorite moment of the wedding was walking down the aisle to see my love for the first time. I head back tears the entire way down the aisle. The ceremony was very personal to us and we wrote our own vows, which I recommend to every couple!

We danced our first dance to Coldplay, had the most delicious food and mashed potato martini bar, shed many many tears of joy, and sat in awe in the wonderful glow of the evening.

To my sweet husband - thank you for loving me unconditionally, being my hero, best friend and faithful supporter.

I love you,

Ashlyn Marie

Friday, September 10, 2010

Real Wedding: Lauren + Caleb [peek]

Don't these two make a sharp looking couple? I love these images. More of this gorgeousness coming next week! One of our favorite weddings of the summer. Thank you Jill for being so great.

Happy weekend to you all!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Real Wedding: Nicole + Dan vol.2

One of our favorite weddings to date had to be shared in two parts. Enjoy more of the peachy details we designed for Nicole + Dan's big day at Condors Nest Ranch, captured by Katie Neal Photography.
Guests dined outdoors at the Ranch and were served gourmet BBQ fixings, while seated a elegant tables. Beautiful mix-matched china at each placesetting is the only way to eat BBQ at a wedding. The parallel between class and rustic elegance was perfection!

This escort card wall was a vision + originally inspired from an ad in an interior design magazine. We decided to build Nicole her very own wall of vintage plates for the escort card set up. It turned out perfectly and was a stunning statement of peach and mint green with the reception as the backdrop. Dear Darling did all the calligraphy for the wedding.

Floating gold lotus flowers filled the was a lovely touch!

After sunset, the ranch turned into a beautiful, romantic lit scene straight out of a movie. The market lighting and hundreds of candles made for a beautiful sight! The ceremony area was transformed into an after dinner hay lounge complete with custom made linens, gold frames which served as trays to candies - just in time for evening cocktails and cigars. The lounge turned out adorable!

Nicole + Dan, thank you from the bottom of our hearts for trusting C&C with every aspect and detail of the day. We enjoyed every minute of it all plus the final product was incredible! Congrats on your marriage and we wish you the best!!
Event Design/Styling: Carter and Cook
Flowers: Lynne Lucente
Paper Design: Posh Paperie
Hair/Makeup: Beauty-to-Be
Calligraphy: Dear Darling
Lights and Linens: Allie’s Party Rentals