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weekly wrap up + summer cherry wedding

by Stephanie

my favorite way to end each week is with some sort of little takeaway for the weekend. whether it’s a recipe, a diy project or just a nice idea, i always like heading into saturday with a smile. so i thought this beautiful wedding from eric and cathleen would be the perfect way to end on a happy note. i often wonder what our wedding would have been like if i’d gone with the red theme i originally planned, rather than the green one. and man, if i had, i would have been thrilled if turned out half as beautiful as this wedding. from the fresh bags of cherries and wild flowers to the red ribbon cake and hand drawn place mats (traced from plates)- this big day was perfection. i’ve chosen twenty of my favorite images from the wedding before and after the jump, so i hope you’ll enjoy this peek at cathleen and erik’s special day as much as i did. their wedding is proof that simple and sweet can be just as (if not more) meaningful as big and fancy. thanks to the lovely couple for sharing their big day, to photographer jose villa for sharing his gorgeous photos and to rebecca at duet weddings for sharing this event. {full credits for the wedding after the jump}

*below is a summary of this week’s highlights if you missed anything earlier this week. have a great weekend! xo, grace*

CLICK HERE for 13 more wedding pictures after the jump!

Rebecca of Duet Weddings arranged Cathleen and Eric’s big day. She explains that, “Their plan was to be surrounded by their nearest and dearest in a natural, beautiful outdoor setting. The Santa Barbara wine country served as their location and the Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse (arustic, old farmhouse tucked deep into the mountains in the Santa Ynez
Valley,) was the perfect place for them to host this special celebration.”

“The design for the day was approached very organically. Taking cues from the setting itself, (natural and wild with a dash of country charm,) the time of year, (insane cherry season!) Cathleen & Eric’s personalities (truly the warmest, sunniest, most fun and loving couple you’ll ever meet,) the result was a weekend of love and laughs in a truly breathtaking setting.”


-Mason jars with spiked lemonade in hand, guests found their way to hay
bale seating for the ceremony, to the sounds of a blue grass band.

Cocktail hour:
-Local cherries overflowing from paper bags served as escort cards,
guiding guests to their seats for the reception.

-Tablecloths made from kraft paper were beautifully calligraphed with
guests’ names inside scalloped outlines of plates. Mismatched
collections of bottles with loose picked blooms and baskets spilling
with cherries tumbled down the length of the tables. Kitchen towels
rolled with twine took the place of napkins..
-Texas pecan pies were flown in as a treat from Cathleen’s home.
-Calligraphy by Bianca Mascorro of Little Miss Press

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