Engaging: Jami + Eric

Wednesday, November 24, 2010
We're getting sleepy just thinking about all the turkey we're gonna eat tomorrow! But before we scamper off to celebrate our Thanksgiving, we want to share these beyond adorable engagements courtesy of Joielala Photographie!

Things we are thankful for...our lovely couples! We love our couples so much and Jami + Eric are no exception. In fact we even adore the story of how these two lovebirds met!

Eric's mom actually met Jami first since they both taught at the same school. She kept telling Jami about Eric, but they never got the chance to meet, since Jami left to teach at another school. Eric's mom took matters into her own hands and got Jami's number when she came back to visit. Eric called Jami a week later and they have been together ever since!

Jami is just so gorgeous! Can't get over how happy these two look together. We've had so much fun putting together the details of their botanical and bird watching inspired wedding and know it's only going to get better : )

How can you forget their date now!? We can't wait to share in their big day in April at the San Diego Botanic Garden! Congrats you two!

Go Green with Invitations: Greenvelope

This is a shout out to all our green brides out there! Greenvelope (Short for Green Envelope) provides clients with an environmentally friendly service to customize and send formal electronic wedding invitations via email with the click of a button. We think this is pretty rad, we also think the discount they are giving Amorology readers is just as rad! Simply enter amorology in the coupon code area and you will receive 25% off any package!

We like what Grey likes...

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

We love it when our weddings get featured, especially when they get featured by others that we admire. Thanks so much to the oh so stylish Summer Watkins for posting Caitlin & Matt's wedding on her site, Grey likes weddings. Make sure and check it out; her site is phe-nom-enal!

Love Notes: Caitlin & Matt's Wedding

Friday, November 12, 2010
So excited to post Caitlin + Matt's Wedding! Also so glad that it got featured by Style Me Pretty yesterday, always an honor to be among all of the swoon worthy weddings they post!

We always find inspiration from within our couples and in Caitlin & Matt's case, we could not help but create a hopelessly romantic wedding for the two! Caitlin is a Texas girl with traditional roots, so we knew from the get go that her wedding had to be sweet but also have a punch of fun.

She is definitely a romantic at heart with a sentimental side, which we wanted to highlight and share with her guests! With these ideas in mind, we formulated the concept of a Love Letters/Notes wedding.

The ceremony took place on the croquet lawn among a backdrop of sunny blues skies and hot air balloons. Vintage sheet music was fashioned into petal cones that hung from the sides of chairs for guests to toss as the happy couple walked by.

From the moment guests arrived at Rancho Valencia they were greeted with the couples' fondness of love letters. The sign-in table had a mailbox perched atop sprawling moss and loose flowers, where guests left "love notes" on the back of postcards for the couple. Paper elements on the mailbox read "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, which evoked memories of vintage love letters.

Elizabethan Bakery made the most scrumptious mini cupcakes in various flavors, such as lemon drop, plain jane, and rosie's red velvet. We placed all of the minis on to adorable cupcake stands in varying heights and shades of blues and greens. The display was just as cute as it was delicious!

Even though we wanted the wedding to be as romantic as possible, we also wanted it to reflect Caitlin & Matt's fun and outgoing personalities. This sense of playfulness was brought in by the color scheme. We combined pale peach tones & soft pinks with vibrant aqua and Kelly green, the bride's favorite color, to achieve the sweet yet sunny look. Which is exactly how you would describe Caitlin : )

Escort cards were pretty mini postcards, that led to tables which were all named after romantic love letter endings and salutations, such as "All of my love" and "Yours forever."

Tall pillar candles offered ambiance and danced among the moss and succulent lined tables that held the beautiful floral arrangements made up of garden roses, tuberose, dahlias, stock, and hydrangea. Which were arranged by Twigg Botanicals!

Once at their seats, guests were surprised to find gorgeous custom made stationary sets as their favors. The sets were enclosed brown paper boxes with assorted vintage stamps. These as well as all of the other to die for paper elements were fashioned by our fave, Brightly Designed.

After hours of dancing, the romantic evening came to a close with a sparkler send off, which was captured perfectly by Jona and Jerry from Forever Photography!Thanks so much for sharing these photos with us and congratulations Caitlin & Matt, we're sending you all of our love!

Check it Out: Queen Bee Market

Just wanted to let all you lovely readers know about an exciting art and craft show that is taking place this weekend! Being put on by two of our fave gals, Mique and Jess : ) Be on top of it and get some of your holiday shopping done early!

"Unlike any other craft fair or boutique in the San Diego area,the Queen Bee Market features vendors from all over the handmade scene. With purses, jewelry, home decor, children's items, accessories, baby products and more- there's something for everyone.

There is no cost to attend so just come and shop away!! Looking forward to see you there!" You heard it straight from the Queen Bee girls themselves. For directions and additional information pop over and check out their inspiring site, Queen Bee Market.

Melissa + David: the photo booth

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Hope you enjoyed all of the beautiful shots that Stephanie Williams captured of Melissa & David's wedding, because now we're moving on to the party pictures! These fun photo booth pictures were shot by Mike Cunningham of The Digital Orange. Below is the infamous backdrop that Melissa's dad built, but we think Mike describes it best:

"True story. Melissa had a fence around her house as a child. Fast forward a few years to the present day. That fence is now the raddest wooden photobooth backdrop ever built.

This thing would bring Bob Villa and Chuck Norris to their knees with one sweeping leg kick. The only thing that possibly could have made it cooler would have been a secret chamber that housed hundreds of angry Greek warriors eager to pounce on any USC Trojan that entered."

We told you it was a party! How many people can you fit in front of a photo booth backdrop?

They sure got creative with those hats!

Had to sneak in a team Amorology shot : )

Too cute for words! Thanks so much to Mike for bringing out the best in everyone and sharing these beauties with us!

A Summer Celebration: Melissa & David's Wedding

Wednesday, November 3, 2010
We absolutely love working with Stephanie & Isaac from Stephanie Williams Photography and will jump at any opportunity to do so. We equally love working with brides who are crafty and creative, so how lucky are we that we got to work with both at this sweet wedding?!

As we mentioned before, Melissa is one awesome bride. She is an interior designer and just opened her own store, Bixby & Ball! Needless to say, we had so much fun planning with her. Melissa was just breathtaking on her big day and here's the proof!

David and his groomsmen were quite a fun group as well! The matching green ties and vans really reflected the boys' personalities perfectly. We love how no detail was forgotten; check out their awesome green watches!

Gorgeous flowers complemented the summer soiree perfectly thanks to Adrianne Smith Floral Desgin. Adore the mix of the bright & cheery flowers paired with the moss and succulents.

Melissa let her bridesmaids choose their own dresses in various shades of yellow. We think each one of them did a great job and absolutely love the look of all the varied shades!

Love that Stephanie caught these adorable croquet shots!

Scrumptious cake from VG Bakery! It was definitely a focal point located against the handmade backdrop that Melissa's father constructed for the wedding.

Melissa's mom also got in on the crafting and created the escort and place cards that our team arranged in the moss and succulent lined boxes. With both of her parents being so involved in the wedding, we definitely see where Melissa gets her creativity from!

The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe was the perfect venue to host Melissa & David's summer wedding! The gold chairs and chargers shimmered under all of the playful string lighting. The aqua napkins and table runners added just the perfect amount of pop to the adorable yellow and white check linens.

The whole wedding was a joyous event, but it really got jumping when Flashdance DJ Michael Antonia, aka the Human Jukebox, started doing his thing. I've seen people dance at a wedding, but never like they did at Melissa & David's. Great job Michael!

Immense thanks to Stephanie Williams Photography for sharing these lovely photos with us! And a huge hug to Melissa & David for letting us be a part of their day! Congratulations you two!