I absolutely love love love this story. I get chills every time I think about it because I’m a big, sissy, romantic. We were hanging out with Aimee and Dorian and I was telling Aimee about the Disney World couple and she hit me with an even CRAZIER story about her and Dorian. Turns out, they were actually both born in the same hospital in Colorado and lived three streets away from each other growing up yet neither they nor their families knew each other. THEN both set of families moved to Florida and they lived 10 streets away from each other. Still they did not meet. It wasn’t until they both went BACK to CO to visit did they finally meet and realize that fate had been trying to push them together their entire lives!
Anyone else have a crazy, twist-of-fate, story like that about you and your true love?
  • hifiweddings - June 13, 2010 - 6:55 am

    omg that is TOO sweet!!!! CRAZY story and dorian!! my husband and i grew up only two streets over from each other, but didn't know it until YEARS later – after he moved to and back from st. louis.

    awww love 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Emilia Jane - June 14, 2010 - 3:45 pm

    ok that is just crazy! i love stories like that. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Aimee Westcott - June 16, 2010 - 9:26 am

    I think the anchor steams may of made me leave out part of the story we did meet and became friends in florida but did not start dating until colorado..Dorian laid on top of me until I kissed him…quite the tenacious guy!!
    drinks before you go…maybe?ReplyCancel

  • Lindsay - June 16, 2010 - 10:02 am

    Well, my story isn't quite as crazy but…My guy and I both grew up an hour from Boston in different directions. Somehow we ended up at the same college in Virginia in the same major program. We became acquainted in class but that was it. I graduated before him and asked for his number just because I had a summer job near his home. But I never called because I knew he had a girlfriend. I moved out west for a while but got another job near where he grew up 2 years later. During my interview my soon to be boss asked if I knew him because he was working there and she saw that we had gone to the same college – for some reason I blushed even though I had barely known him! So we reconnected, started dating, and are now engaged after 4 solid years. Woo hoo!ReplyCancel

  • Naomi - January 21, 2011 - 2:10 pm

    All I can say is wow!ReplyCancel

Inspired Creations Contest

I created this little California gypsy-inspired board for our photo shoot.

PS: I don’t know why my picture credits keep getting all wonky but the bottom right photo is actually from the Bash, Please shoot at Once Wed. I need to give those girls the proper recognition because they inspire me every day!

  • Kayleen T. Photography - June 9, 2010 - 12:45 am

    I love this board and all things gypsy! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • BridalHood - June 10, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Love the board and LOVE the photoshoot!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - June 10, 2010 - 4:49 pm

    SO incredible. love love love the whole photoshoot. i cannot wait to see more collaboration from all of you!ReplyCancel

  • Paige Appel - June 18, 2010 - 7:53 pm

    You rock so hard. Thanks for the love, you inspire us too. XOReplyCancel

  • amber - July 5, 2010 - 5:23 pm

    Beautiful colors!ReplyCancel

Our friends Aimee and Dorian were sweet enough to step out from behind the camera to model for the first half of our shoot. I am so happy to have met these two. They have such beautiful spirits and are so completely in love it is ridiculous (they have known each other 18 years, been dating 9, and married 2)! I love their story and I love them. Thank you so much for being a part of this!

Aimee & Dorian Part 2

Aimee & Dorian Part 1

Aimee & Dorian Part 3

The Style: Emilia Keene-Kendrick of Sweet Emilia Jane & Erin Lepperd of Erin Ever After

The Dress: Courtney Cole of The White Flower – Bridal Boutique

The Photos: flutter glass Photography

The Hairpieces: Lo Boheme

  • hifiweddings - June 13, 2010 - 7:00 am

    i looooooooooove this!!! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • jamie - June 19, 2010 - 9:18 am

    oh my god gorgeous you guys!!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

Some more eye candy from the shoot is up on The Sweetest Occasion!
We created a love spot tucked away in the wildflower fields for our beautiful couple.

We created an alternative to the traditional guest book and an easy DIY project to recreate. All the instructions are up on The Sweetest Occasion.

The Style: Emilia Keene-Kendrick of Sweet Emilia Jane & Erin Lepperd of Erin Ever After
The Dress: Courtney Cole of The White Flower – Bridal Boutique
The Photos: flutter glass Photography
The Hairpieces: Lo Boheme
The Models: Brian Block and Anastasiia Russell

I am beyond thrilled to finally be able to share the super secret project I was working on with flutter glass photography, Erin Ever After and The White Flower Boutique. Our entry for the Inspired Creations contest at The Sweetest Occasion and Elizabeth Anne Designs is up and I could not be happier with how everything turned out. We had such an amazing time running through the fields and playing in the woods during this shoot. It definitely felt like a gypsy caravan wedding and our inner bohemians were singing!

 

 

We wanted to create a bohemian affair with touches inspired by the state symbols of California. Inspired by the vibrant oranges of the California poppy, we incorporated a mix of bright and bold wild flowers with beautiful coral peonies and snapdragons.

 

Feathers, like those found on the California Quail, were a big part of the design and used as centerpieces, table setting decor and in the bouquets and boutonnieres.

 

Erin had the idea for the cocktail table with cute straws and mouthwatering fruit to decorate the blood orange champagne punch. Hand stamped tags with guests’ names were placed on each drink stirrer.

 

To continue the natural vibe, we used various sized bark tubes to house the flowers. The other decor – tables, vases, dinnerware, etc. – all came from our personal collections (the booze and berry table is my kitchen table!).

I found this gorgeous Ikat fabric and made the seat cushions (now pillows on my couch – I love them!) and table runner. I also wrapped the bouquets and boutonnieres in it. I even made our (handsome) groom a bow tie!

Stay tuned! There is even more to come and I will be posting more pics throughout the week.

Cabaret is one of my favorite musicals. I had the soundtrack even before I had ever seen a production of it on stage and I would practice strutting my stuff in front of the bathroom mirror (embarrassing confession of the day). I love everything about it – the music, the costumes, the story. This vintage poster for the movie with Liza inspired me to come up with a bridal shower/lingerie party board. How gorgeous would it be to set up cafe tables and chairs, umbrellas and props everywhere and showcase all the sexy undergarments for the bride-to-be (via Lake Jane)!? I think Sally Bowles would approve, no?

Cabaret Bridal Shower

  • mariel4985 - June 3, 2010 - 3:24 pm

    Adore that musical – glad to see I'm not alone. 🙂 Would be amazing to throw this themed bridal shower…some bowler hat ideas are definitely springing to mind right now.ReplyCancel

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