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The Knot Southern California Feature! Dina & Tai - Happily Ever After!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Hello lovely readers! I know that I promised a re-cap of that beautiful Saddlerock wedding from last week, but realized that I should first post about our feature in the current Fall/Winter 2011 issue of The Knot, Southern California print magazine while it is still on stands! Please make sure to pick one up because it is chock full of gorgeous real weddings and details!

We were lucky enough to be featured in 4-page spread with Dina and Tai's classic and elegantly homespun wedding at the Athenaeum in Pasadena! I borrowed the image below from dear Dina's facebook! ;)

I still remember my first meeting with Dina at Coffee Bean and the fact that we hit it off right away! I am completely in love with her and Tai and the details they planned for their wedding. We filled the Athenaeum with billows of baby's breath, fresh cut garden flowers spilling out of vintage milk glass vases, lace, doilies, macarons, whispers of blush pink and muted gray, and of course, lots of love.

Here are just a few of my favorite details from their wedding, but really nothing compares to the couple themselves. They are just one of the most beautiful couples, inside and out! You can totally see how much they cherish each other in these images and isn't that what makes for the most lovely wedding?? Special thanks to my dear friend, Amelia Lyon, for capturing them so beautifully. I have a maternity session scheduled with her next month and CANNOT WAIT! ;) Of course, I will share the pictures here. But until then, please enjoy Dina and Tai's special day!

Okay. I know I said that the couple was the most beautiful element of the day, but dang. This dress came very close second! Dina's dress was an amazing strapless lace and tulle Pronovias gown. Dina works in fashion and knew exactly the look she wanted and while the original gown was gorgeous, she made it even more stunning by having it altered to fit her to a tee by the amazing Vivian at Tomato Weddings. Dina paired her gown with a custom, hand-made veil. *swoon*

I told you, so beautiful, right? I love how Dina accessorized on her wedding day. Totally natural and not overly done or fussy. perfection. Nicole Deanne did an amazing job with hair and makeup, as always. :)

Dina made the baby's breath initials that we hung from the main doors to the Athenaeum and hand-screen-printed the tea stained hankies with vintage lace trim. Instead of a traditional program they printed out a beautiful poem, "Why Marriage"

Each menu was paired with a napkin treatment of blush pink astible. Guests were treated with silk and tulle flower pins that were handmade by Dina and her mother with tags calligraphied by Tai's father!  Such a talented family, right? Guests clipped the flower to their hair and lapels - loved it!

Tai's great grandmother made these 1000 cranes for his great grandfather and their own wedding day. They have been handed down through each generation and we strung them up between the chandeliers as a nod to tradition and in memory of loved ones passed. It looked amazing in real life.

Hope you are all having a beautiful and meaningful week! The days seriously go by so quickly with weddings nearly every week and a baby on the way! I promise to try to to be better about blogging, but thank you to all of my faithful readers for your encouraging emails and notes. :) I don't know where I would be without my community - you all!! xoxo!!

For a full list of vendors, please check out the feature in The Knot, Southern California magazine!