For months I’ve been dying to share this charmingly detailed wedding with you… and now I finally can!!  You may recognize the incredible wedding cake from TLC‘s Fabulous Cakes (try to catch a re-run if you can!  :)), or the wedding itself from its feature earlier this week on Style Me Pretty (thanks, ladies!!).  Now I wanted to take my turn in sharing all the gorgeousness with you!  Make sure to visit the Style Me Pretty post for my full write-up.  Since I did a summary recap there, I feel like it would be redundant to write a paraphrased version here.  I will say, however, that this wedding was SO special to me because:

  • The bride and groom were two of the sweetest people ever, and I consider Kristin (the bride) a dear new friend.  🙂  I also had the pleasure of working with Susan (Hi Susan!!), Kristin’s mother, and I loved getting to know her.  It is always such a blessing to work with such wonderful people!!
  • The vendors were dreamy.  A big bunch of my favorites, all rolled into one ridiculously perfect day!
  • The details were incredible!  I have to give credit to Kristin for all of the amazing signage, stationery and tiny details like the lace napkin ties that made the wedding such a dream.  It was an honor knowing that she was entrusting all of her plans to me on the big day, and I could not have been happier with how it all turned out!

Now on to the delightful photos courtesy of my friend and fellow sushi aficionado, Michael Norwood:

Kristin is arrestingly beautiful…

…And also such a joyful spirit!  Love love love this pic!

Kristin with her aforementioned sweetheart-of-a-mom <3

Good-looking bridal party!!  Notice the very special ringbearer…

Love, laughter, and a dog named Baxter!!  (This was the motto of the day!)

Handwritten escort cards, stitched with yellow thread, and placed on a tiered platform (built by the groom!) covered with vintage doilies and a scattering of playful buttons.

THE cake.  The details on each tier were incredible… Melody & her staff blow me away every.single.time.

And the cake you *didn’t* see on TLC — Baxter in cake form!!  🙂  Don’t worry, he wasn’t consumed (for the most part… LOL).

Twelve feet of dessert.  Yes please!

Me the Mr. & Mrs.!!  I adore this pic!  You can get a glimpse of my wedding day style — I like to be formal and punchy at the same time… always integrating some of the inspiration behind the day in my outfit.  🙂  It’s my signature!

{ Dream Team }

Ceremony and Reception: Rancho Las Lomas

Wedding Planning & Coordination: Angel Swanson of Events of Love and Splendor

Photography: Michael Norwood

Florals: Kristin of The Treasured Petal

Wedding Cakes & Desserts: Melody of My Sweet and Saucy

Catering: 24 Carrots

Lighting: De-Lighted!

DJ: Chuck Kerr of Music on the Move

Stationery: DIY by Kristin the bride, a graphic designer!

Hair and Makeup: Rachel Drootin with Charmed Beauty

Bride’s veil: Twigs and Honey

Dress: Marisa

Shoes: Nina

Jewelry: Jewelry to Your Doorstep

Hope you enjoyed this sunshiney post!!  I have four weddings ready to blog; look for another one by the end of the week~

Pssst — Hope to see lots of you this Saturday at the Designer Swap Meet!  Check out that link for details!  xoxo, Angel

Comments (8)

  1. christina: August 11, 2010

    fabulous wedding angel! they look so beautiful in love and the details are amazing!

  2. loveandsplendor: August 12, 2010

    aww thanks christina!! we’ll miss you this weekend! xoxo

  3. weezermonkey: August 12, 2010

    I *love* this wedding! You look so adorable! And I’m so excited to see that my pal Rachael did the hair and makeup! 🙂

  4. loveandsplendor: August 12, 2010

    thanks dear!! 🙂 rachael did a fabulous job; can’t wait to work with her again~

  5. AngelaC: August 13, 2010

    Lovely wedding!!! I love all the details (Me? Details? Isn’t that a surprise?) and the color combo! Oh, and then there is Melody! She is such a talented artist, I am blown away by her work every single time. Most importantly, the mastermind of the wedding –Angel Swanson! You are AMAZING and I can’t say enough about you. I always tell Jonard how lucky we are to have you along the ride. We adore you so very much!

    P.S. your style is killing me too, just so u know! TOO CUTE!

  6. tammi shen: August 13, 2010

    the caaaaaaaaaaaaaaake!!!

    looove all the details!

  7. Beth: August 13, 2010

    This wedding is so pretty! Beautiful decorations and details!

  8. michelle: August 13, 2010

    i love how the photo of the three of you turned out!! so cute!! it was such a fun wedding to be a part of. i loved every detail of this wedding. hands down!

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