Wednesday, April 27, 2011

{real wedding} kathlyn and dan

Kathlyn and Dan are both quite outdoorsy. They travelled the world together {literally} and have slept under the stars of many countries together. They both love the ocean and surfing. They're extremely romantic and very much in love. They pictured their wedding as a no-fuss elopement and only invited their closest loved ones.

Most of the wedding was put together by their friends and family. The wedding was really small—about 25 people. It was just their closest friends and family. Their friends played music for the wedding and everyone sang along at one point. The place-cards were made using sand dollars collected at Ocean Beach by Kathlyn and Dan's apartment in San Francisco. They had a wish-tree instead of a guestbook. Guests would write their wishes for the new couple and hang their wishes on the tree.

For the seating cards, Kathlyn and Dan collected sand dollars at the beach near their home in San Francisco.
{Photography} Dreambox Photography
{Catering & Venue} Inn at Victoria Gardens inMendocino, CA
{Flowers} Local farmer's market and arranged by Kathlyn's mother
{Hair & Makeup}  Marianelle Brey for Mantras

32 comments :

  1. Okay, I LOVE how intimate this wedding is! Her hairpiece is insanely gorgeous, and I love the place settings! Thinking back to my own wedding, if I could change one thing, I'd probably change... everything. And what I mean is, I'd have an entirely more intimate affair: smaller, cozier location, less formal, less 'hoopla', etc. I love that this couple did it right!

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  2. Dreamy! Love the shot of the couple standing in the ocean with her blue shawl catching the breeze, and the light is gorgeous!

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  3. oh my goodness, I'm in love. How cool is that bride to wear flowers in her hair for the ceremony and then a fedora for the reception/dinner. So cool. I love her mustard yellow sweater and turquoise wrap...my favorite colors:) This is exactly the kind of wedding I wish i had been invited to!

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  4. Love, love, love this!! Her hairpiece is amazingly gorgeous and I love the intimacy of it all!

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  5. sooo dreamy! i love this wedding :) xoxo jillian

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  6. Beautiful! Not only they have dreamy images from the wedding day but they are also a gorgeous couple with exquisite taste!! The venue is perfect for this intimate gathering!!

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  7. So beautiful. All images are unique... wedding ceremony, bride, groom, the house, garden, wish tree..... I love this love

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  8. What an incredibly gorgeous table. I would never want to leave the table. The stripe napkins are so cute too.

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  9. oh my goodness - first the bride and groom are stunning! second i love the long table. its all so elegant!

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  10. Intimate backyard weddings always just strike me as the most personal. I love the warm light and the adorable setting!

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  11. Wow, these photos are beautiful and dreamy!

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  12. This is so dreamy and just perfect. From the lighting to the setting and the striped napkins, I love it all! {A}

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  13. we love the sand dollar idea as a place setting! it matches perfectly with the beach theme.

    love,
    arizona weddings magazine

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  14. soft, sexy and sensual love this and the beach oh the shots were beautiful!

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  15. how utterly romantic!! love the colors and how intimate this was!

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  16. Wow, this is beautiful. I love the setting, the flowers, and of course the cute getaway van.

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  17. What an absolutely beautiful wedding! Those flowers, the bride's gorgeous gown and all her accessories-I'm smitten!

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  18. What a beautiful wedding!! Love that dinner table shot! The venue looks absolutely beautiful too.... and the photos are just stunning!

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  19. they are a beautiful couple...and i LOVE the photography! so pretty!

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  20. those centerpieces are incredible! especially with the long tables! LOVE

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  21. This is beautiful! I love her headband!

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  22. omg...adorable! love her headpiece!

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  23. such a pretty intimate wedding. this photography is out of control awesome

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  24. So lovely and cozy. I love the shot of the guests at the table- just seems like a great dinner party but more special. Very pretty!

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  25. Hot damn, that's a great linen jacket on the groom. So dashing! And that 79 VW bus is LOVE <3

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  26. This wedding is just dreamy perfection to me!! I love the fact that it was small and intimate ~ for some reason it just makes it that much more special! The B&G really have time to spend with each one of their guests, and their guests are there because they are important or special...no because they need to be invited! Also, so sweet that they collected the sand dollars themselves. And I love how the bride bundled up because it was chilly ;-)))

    xoxo
    kristi

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  28. Absolutely gorgeous. The wedding seems like it's something out of a movie. The photography is amazing and dream like...love it! xo

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  29. In love with this wedding and how intimate it is. So dreamy! And the bride is absolutely gorgeous.

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  30. This is just beautiful and what a sweet, intimate wedding that worked for them and their likes! I am so glad I stumbled upon your lovely blog...such wonderful wedding inspiration! I hope you are having a wonderful week so far!

    Liesl :)

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