it is with sheer joy that i am able to share these photos from my mother’s wedding with you!! this is going to be a photo-heavy post, so i hope you don’t mind. πŸ˜‰ many heartfelt thanks go to my dear friend & colleague in the biz, trista lerit. she did an incredible job capturing this special day and i am so honored that she was with us to celebrate! without further ado….

the rings!

mom’s gorgeous dress….

her shoes + adorable hat + birdcage veil

mom’s bouquet was exactly as i had imagined it: textural, bold and striking.

here anna & i are helping mom into her dress. you can see which shoes i decided on. πŸ˜‰ anna did not wear those slippers down the aisle, though. haha

this moody shot is perfection. aren’t those ruffled tiers delicious?

my umma is so beautiful!

the ceremony site was the picture of tranquility

ceremony details! we had a birch structure draped with breezy white fabric. i love how camilla gracefully hung the strands of pure white dendrobium orchids to create an elegant look. i assigned all 20 guest seats using cards printed with different “love-theme” phrases on one side (from paper-source) and names on the other.

here we go! camilla outdid herself with the flowers. i loooove this shot with our trio of bouquets!

i love these candid snaps trista caught during the ceremony

i read a sonnet by pablo neruda during the ceremony. here i am explaining the serendipity of the one they chose… which happens to be a childhood favorite of mine.

tender moments…


scrumptious light!

possibly my fave of the day

how sweet is this??

i loove this sweet portrait trista took of me & my love. πŸ˜‰ erik is looking sharp in his ralph lauren suit.

mother & daughters shot. awww! i loooooved our gigantic bouquets.

the grand dinner table, ready for guests! i looove the amber uplighting.

details galore! calligraphy for placecards + menus was done by the one and only crystal kluge. her whimsical lettering can be found on many paper-source products. it was a total dream to work with her. i made the menu “plaques” by cutting cardboard pieces, wrapping them in dupioni silk and topping them with crystal’s custom menu design. for the paulette macarons (favors), i tied on an antique brass locket to each box and cut out a circle insert that read “Merci!” in crystal’s lettering. i perched the placecards in wine corks i had collected for this purpose.Β  it was a playful reminder of our dining facility: a wine cellar!Β  placemats were sourced from crate & barrel (who knew??), while chargers + napkins were from elegant designs.

there was no shortage of orchids that evening. πŸ˜‰

requisite vendor pic! me, trista & julie. julie filmed both of our weddings, and now she has filmed my mother’s! anna… you’re the only one left.Β  πŸ˜‰Β  haha jk

i hope i didn’t overwhelm you!! πŸ˜‰ there are just so many amazing shots to share, and these were just trista’s teasers! many many thanks are in order. i will list our fab vendor team below. πŸ˜‰ now i’m off to get back to work on this saturday’s wedding, which will prove to be uttttttterly FABULOUS. can’t wait! xoxo, angel

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Comments (27)

  1. rmadridphoto: September 24, 2008

    very beautiful I am a fan

  2. WeezerMonkey: September 24, 2008


  3. anna brewer: September 24, 2008

    Pretty sure mom’s wedding was bomb! Xoxo

  4. Alicia: September 24, 2008

    I adore the bridesmaid dresses and your mother’s birdcage veil. Please post more about where she got it from. πŸ˜‰

  5. Adrienne: September 24, 2008

    What a breathtakingly beautiful wedding!! The dress, the locations, the details – everything is stunning and looks like it came together perfectly! πŸ™‚

  6. Nari: September 24, 2008

    Drooling over here. The colors, the details, the textures, the joy….so so so amazing. It’s like you just aced your final, Angel. A+++

  7. My Candy Paper: September 24, 2008

    Amazing! Angel, this is just beautiful!!!!! These photos need to be in a magazine for all to see!
    Fabulous job, congrats!
    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  8. Michelle: September 24, 2008

    It was great to follow along with the planning and then see how everything turned out. Absolute perfection! Your mom looked stunning and so happy. And the decor and details were just gorgeous.

  9. marie: September 24, 2008

    angel, great job!!! i love the reds and purples, and the orchids are amazing. your mom looks great! congrats! :0)

  10. joyful weddings and events: September 24, 2008

    Love it, love it, love it! I adore it all. Your mom looks amazing- I love her dress! And you and anna look beautiful. What a fun experience for you. Trista’s pics are gorgeous!

  11. Amanda Auer: September 24, 2008

    Angel…. to DIE for! It’s dreamy goregeous just in the photos, I can’t imagine how it was in person!!

  12. kristin brancaleone: September 25, 2008

    oh my gooseness. even better than i imagined! you and anna look precious in your dresses, and your mom was such a stunning bride. i’m so glad they enjoyed their day! now i’m headed over to trista’s blog to tell her how wonderful the pics turned out πŸ˜‰

  13. amelialyon: September 25, 2008

    Angel, this event was amazing! I’m sure your mom is so happy!!! Trista captured it beautifully and I absolutely adore your mom’s dress! Looks like the lace turned out perfectly for your dress, although I’m not sure that the lace you used was the one that I sent you…in any case, it still looks great!

  14. Trista Lerit: September 25, 2008

    It was so awesome for me to be a part of such a special event Angel…thanks so much for having me!

  15. Rachel: September 25, 2008

    These pictures are gorgeous! I love how your dresses turned out. So sweet.

  16. christina: September 25, 2008

    I loved reading your posts on your mother’s wedding; it really came out beautiful.

    Your umma is also sooooooo beautiful. Congratulations!

  17. tiffany: September 25, 2008

    oh my! What a beautiful day!

    The orchid bouquets and centerpieces are to die for! They are my favorite that I have ever seen!

    I can’t get enough. Everything is so gorgeous.

    And good choice on the shoes! πŸ™‚

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  19. maya: September 25, 2008

    Incredible!!!! Your mom was a beautiful bride and you and Anna looked so radiant. I love all the rich, luxurious details and the ceremony site looked so peaceful. A big congratulations to your family!

  20. Karen: September 25, 2008

    Congrats to your mom & Raj! You all look so happy. Great wedding, amazing shots, wonderfully coordinated. Very romantic. I love Bacara.

  21. dapotato: September 25, 2008

    everything is so chic, rich, and saturated. love. congrats to your gorgeous mom and raj!

  22. Jasmine*: September 25, 2008

    Loooove it!! Congrats to you and your mother…and your sister…and Raj…and to your new family! Love you!

  23. Katherine: September 25, 2008

    my first comment ever on your blog, but everything looks absolutely amazing. i love your dresses (and your mom’s dress!!!!) and love every single photo. (the rings on the apples…charming!) congrats!

  24. Jasika: September 27, 2008

    Oh my goodness!!! I have been stalking your blog for months but I HAD to comment on this. First, CONGRATS! You are all just breathtaking. Second, my dress and veil are eerily similar to your moms and I’ll be honest: I was SO excited to see it on her because I knew if you helped her then I made the right choices.

    And who is the designer on your and your sister’s dress?! They are perfect.

    Again, congratulations. Everything looks like a dream.

  25. jenn: October 7, 2008

    congrats angel! the wedding looks absolutely perfect …details are so delish!! and your mom was such a stunning bride! who is the designer of your mom’s dress?

  26. Grace: October 9, 2008

    Amazing! Your mom looks so young!

  27. melissa caceres: October 17, 2008

    My mom is getting married too and can’t be more excited in planning her wedding also! Everything looked wonderful! It looked like an amazing day. Congrats!!!

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