June 17, 2009

Sarah & Chase's Wedding

I was just reading event designer Ariel Yve's blog & she described Sarah & Chase's wedding as "romantic vintage" which is the perfect description. Sarah & she dreamed up the most lovely, timeless day.

Every detail was perfect, down to the Melissa Sweet dress & heirloom handkerchief in Sarah's bouquet.

Camille of Modern Day Design created the stunning bouquets of pink peonies for the bridesmaids & white for Sarah. I adore Camille's website & you must go there after here! I probably go on there once a week just to enjoy the pretty.

While I was photographing the cocktail hour I just kept thinking of a 1920's garden party. Flowers EVERYWHERE, soft color, buttons, moss, chandeliers & crystals hanging from the trees to catch the afternoon sun.

Sarah spent months collecting the vintage post cards on which the guests could write a message to the bride & groom.

Each place card was held by two pearl buttons sewn together & another as a base. This is one of my favorite details from the day. It's the little things like this that bring the whole look of a wedding together.

A little after dinner treat - cookies! Some favorite family recipes were there as well as the classics. Cookies are my thing so I had to try one chocolate chip. It was delicious.

I usually don't write this much about a wedding, but I thought I just had to let you in on some of the story behind the details that made Sarah & Chase's wedding so dreamy. I have to also mention Marvin, the Ukelele player. He played Somewhere Over the Rainbow for their first dance & if you have heard the Hawaiian version of that song it's so romantic, especially live. We got to chat a bit during dinner & Marvin is a cool guy - which is not hard to understand since he lives on Maui : )

Thanks again to Sarah & Chase & their wonderful, fun families and to Ariel Yve & all the talents who contributed to this perfect day:

Sheila Stone
Makeup: Theodora Allegra
Flowers: Modern Day Design
Rockwood Women's Club
Lorraine Lim
Music: Josh, Goodbeat Productions

Classic Car:
Classic Motoring Car Rentals


Jenn said...

Love those chandeliers. So romantic. Lucky you. Your job is to go to beautiful parties!

Madi said...
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Madi said...

Raya the pictures are AMAZING! I got to relive every moment as I looked through them. Thank you so much for perfectly capturing my sister and Chase's special day!!

Jamieofalltrades said...

I love the cookie bar! My friend is {maybe} having a dessert wedding and would love this. Awesome idea!

Lisa said...

Hi Raya,
I came across your blog several weeks ago & I have been enjoying it ever since- looking at pretty pictures from pretty weddings just never seems gets old. Thanks for always sharing your work indulging us all.

Allison said...

Oh my- what an amazing wedding! I just love your photography!! I didn't realize you love cookies...you have to try my favorites...check out the recipe at anurbanfarmwife.blogspot.com

Valerie said...

Raya, these pictures are absolutely beautiful! I love every single one of them. The slide show made me tear up and brought back all the emotions of the day. You did such an amazing job and it was great to see you!!!

Rayia said...

What a beautiful wedding!
By the way it's amazing to find someone with the same (just slightley diffrent spelling, mine is Rayia)
Love your blog!

Emily said...

Love the cookie bar idea and vintage postcards! So creative. :-)