Charming At Home Vow Renewal

home vow renewal

Today’s gorgeous styled shoot features a real-life couple, their real-life friends and their real-life – and really adorable – kids! Brit + James recently celebrated their anniversary, so they teamed up with the enormously talented Lisa Leonard + Cameron Ingalls to model for a staged, at home vow renewal! This shoot provides perfect inspiration for those of you thinking of, or planning, a vow renewal – or any intimate celebration for that matter. I love that they chose to host the fête in what feels like the charming + cozy confines of the couple’s home. And I’m pretty sure you’re going to adore all of the simple, yet beautiful, details the team incorporated into the design… 

ruby bouquet

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

wedding rings


The pretty, vibrant bouquet  was composed of peonies, tulips, fern + more. For a vow renewal, I think it would be such a fun idea to go for something totally different than what your wedding bouquet looked like!

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

home vow renewal


I love all of the heartfelt, relaxed + unexpected moments that are bound to happen at an at home vow renewal. In fact, at one point during the ceremony Brit + James’ son, Jesse, came up and hugged his mom’s legs during an emotional moment. How sweet is that??!!

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

home vow renewal

lace dress bride


Brit’s fab dress was provided by Ambiance SLO. Such a cool + textural silhouette!

home vow renewal

home dinner setup

home dinner setup

home dinner setup

appetizers


Two Cooks Catering whipped up a fun and delicious meal and Brickhouse Goods provided an eclectic mix of plates, wooden utensils, pretty cups + more.

cheese board

bar

cakes

xo gold toppers


Loving the cake toppers by Lisa Leonard…and those gorgeous rings from Baxter Moerman

stackable rings

vow renewal home dinner


Thanks so much to the talented team of creatives below for sharing this charming, at home vow renewal with us today!

photography: Cameron Ingalls // planning + design: Lisa Leonard + Alexandra Creswell // venue: The Sanitarium San Luis Obispo, California // florist: April Flowers // catering + desserts: Two Cooks Catering // hair + makeup: Savannah Casteel // women’s wardrobe: Ambiance SLO // men’s wardrobe: Jules D // fine jewelry: Baxter Moerman // cake toppers: Lisa Leonard // misc. props (plates, napkins, placemats, wooden utensils, cups, etc.): Brickhouse Goods

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Whimsical Animal-Inspired Wedding: Marie + Bruce

wayfarers chapel wedding

Marie + Bruce are true creatives at heart. They play in a band together – Freedom Fry – and have amazing style. So when the time came to start planning + designing their Los Angeles wedding, they naturally included unique + creative details galore, with a whimsical, animal-inspired undertone. Their idea of a perfect wedding day was one that was intimate + unfussy. Above all, they wanted to spend lots of quality time with their closest family  + friends in a setting where everyone would simply have a great time. This meant lighthearted details like a playful recessional song (that included percussions + a ukulele!) and super fun animal masks for their guests to wear at the reception!

Big thanks to Heather Kincaid for the beautiful photography and congratulations to Marie + Bruce on a gorgeous + fun day!

bride getting ready


Marie wore a stunning, flowy Alexander McQueen gown and a custom-made cape she designed herself with gold Jimmy Choo shoes. Love everything about her look!

bride

pacific coast

wayfarers chapel

ring box

wayfarers chapel bride

groomsmen

wayfarers chapel wedding

wayfarers chapel wedding

wayfarers chapel wedding

wayfarers chapel wedding

wayfarers chapel wedding

wayfarers chapel wedding

I can think of many moments. The whole ceremony was very special to us. We're both musicians and so are a lot of our friends and family so we had all our groomsmen and bridesmaids sing and play instruments which made it very unique. Our Recessional song was actually sung by the groomsmen and bridesmaids as we all came out of the chapel two by two. My father's speech (Eric Seyrat) was another great moment. He worked on it for months so it built up the anticipation and ended up being just perfect with his famous sense of humor, but also very emotional. All delivered sweetly with his French accent.

wayfarers chapel wedding

wedding party


Marie designed the bridesmaid’s dresses + groomsmen’s shirts from a gorgeous fabric she found in Paris. They were then custom-made by a seamstress. I love how the bridesmaids each wore a different silhouette  – such a cute, thoughtful detail.

collared dress bridesmaids

groomsmen

green bouquet

bride and groom

bride and groom

bride and groom

animal mask favors

reception


The reception decor was completely inspired by animals – with table names like “In the Jungle” and centerpieces the couple handmade by fixing spray-painted animal figurines to slices of tree trunks they cut themselves.

animal table numbers

animal table numbers

animal table numbers

reception

wedding game


Love their cake + cake-topper, too!

fauna cake topper

animal mask favors

animal mask wedding

animal mask wedding

animal mask wedding

Don't expect perfection or you'll pull your hair out all day and night. Just try to have fun yourself on the day of.

photography: Heather Kincaid Photographer // venue: Wayfarer’s Chapel + Box Eight Studios Los Angeles, California // floral design: downtown Los Angeles flower market picks // wedding dress: Alexander McQueen with a cape custom-designed by the bride (sewn by Clelia Magnani of Paris) // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bridesmaid dresses: Designed by Bride and Custom-made (also made groomsmen’s shirts with the same fabric bought in Paris) // makeup: Kelly Jo Grandy // hair: Paul Desmarre // groom suit: De Fursac // videography: Paul Liddle (who actually shot some of our band’s videos. I didn’t want a typical wedding videographer) // paper goods: Designed by bride // catering: Silver Service Events // cake: The Butter End // vintage dinnerware, glassware + flatware: Casa De Perrin // music: Dorion Fiszel, a French friend of the bride who also works with French artists like Brigitte and wrote M’s latest album with him

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Secret Scottish Elopement on the Isle Of Skye: Laura + Damian

Isle of Skye elopement

Located seven miles from civilization – and only accessible by boat – Loch Coruisk on the Isle of Skye in Scotland was the breathtaking backdrop for Laura + Damian’s intimate elopement. Damian had visited the Isle during a hiking trip six weeks prior and knew instantly it would be where he + Laura would exchange their vows. The two of them spent the next few weeks planning their day…in complete secrecy! Such a romantic notion, right?! And one last secret remained before they tied the knot: A surprise proposal by Damian, while the duo were traveling to Skye, meant Laura got to wear her engagement ring for a day before the two became husband + wife. :) Here’s more from Laura about why they decided to elope:

A last minute + secretive elopement just ‘felt right’ to us and reflected our low-key, yet adventurous, personalities. We have such a large number of family + friends with whom we would love to have shared our day with. However, we decided that the day was to be just about us and we simply followed our hearts. We chose a traditional Scottish elopement with a hand fasting ceremony and Gaelic blessing…

Big thanks to the very talented Joanna + Dylan of Kitchener Photography for sharing these gorgeous images with us and congratulations to Laura + Damian on a day that was truly about the two of you and your love!

Isle of Skye elopement

Austin Healey

Isle of Skye elopement


Prior to hopping on a boat to make their way to the secluded Isle of Skye, Laura + Damian took a road trip in an Austen Healey sports car to the remote  port village of Elgol…I love that their wedding was such an adventure!

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Austin Healey

Austin Healey

Isle of Skye elopement

Upon our arrival over the bridge onto the Isle of Skye, the rain began to fall with a waist height mist smothering the scenery we were so desperate to capture. Even the morning of the wedding as we picked up the car from the local garage after a break down, we were unsure if the Lochs surrounding mountain range would be visible for our ceremony. Our most memorable moment has to be the boat trip and arrival at our ceremony location. As we approached the pier the mist lifted perfectly, leaving the Cuillen mountain range was exposed in full and spectacular view for us.

Isle of Skye elopement

seals

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement


Situated within the mountainous terrain of Skye, Laura + Damian shared the most intimate + heartfelt private ceremony. The photos are just jaw-dropping…

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Scottish ceremony

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

scottish groom

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

boots


And these post ceremony portraits are pretty amazing, too!

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

Isle of Skye elopement

just married car sign

Don’t feel the need to have a big and expensive wedding. The wedding decorations can be great fun. Our slate hearts (now hanging in our kitchen) were drawn with our kids chalk and we spent the night before leaving making our own Just Married sign for the car!

Also why have a year of planning and stress when you can do it all in 15 days! Small weddings can be just as much fun and even more romantic. Get creative, the only limitation is your imagination!!

photography: Kitchener Photography // location: Loch Coruisk, Isle of Skye, Scotland // accommodations: Spar Cottage, Glasnakille // boat trip: Misty Isle Boat Trips // florals: Simply Flowers // bride’s dress: Charlotte Balbier from Kudos // hairpiece: Jon Richards at Debenhams // bride’s boots: River Island // make-up: Dior // car hire: Austin Healey 3000 // kilt: The Kilt Store // sporran: Armstrongs Vintage // groom’s shoes: Zara

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