Kate & Ryan's Wedding
I know this isn't a birthday party feature, but is IS a celebration we spent over a year planning and enjoyed tremendously! Not to mention some of you have been asking for a bit more about "Kate" behind Kate Landers Events, LLC, so here is a little glimpse!
We were blessed to have our wedding selected by The Knot Magazine and published in "The Knot: Southern California" edition. Such joy for a girl like me who had been dreaming of her wedding from the age of 5!
I wanted to share with you some images here (by the amazing photography duo Miki & Sonja), and also provide you with the link to our feature on "The Knot" to see the whole story if you so choose!
Our wedding took place on a spectacular day in July in Santa Barbara, California in 2006.
My wedding gown was one I fell in love with instantly: by designer Carolina Herrera, featuring a champagne sash. My shoes were by one of my favorite designers, Kate Spade. Ryan and all the groomsmen (and our fathers) wore khaki suits and pink ties--Ryan's was by Thomas Pink.
Peonies are my favorite flower, and I adore roses having grown up attending the "Rose Parade" every year in Pasadena, California. My bouquet, designed by GrassRoots Florist in Santa Barbara, included pale pink and white flowers: peonies, roses, hydrangea, and lily of the valley. It smelled delightful! Midori pale pink satin ribbon wrapped the stems.
My dearest bridesmaids wore dresses made of a beautiful pale pink shantung silk designed by Jenny Yoo--they were tea length, perfect for a morning wedding ceremony.
Our reception was held at The Four Seasons Biltmore Resort, and having a seaside reception inspired our scallop shell seating cards (cards printed by Blonde Designs). They looked fantastic on the burlap table linen.
Oh, the cake! I love the look of fondant, and all things monogrammed, so we went with a 3 tiered square light pink fondant cake with our monogram and gorgeous white fondant flowers, designed by The Four Seasons Biltmore in Santa Barbara. Each tier was a different flavor, all of which would make you drool: chocolate cake with strawberry and whipped cream filling; coconut cake with chocolate ganache; lemon chiffon cake with lemon and whipped cream.
Lastly, some favors for the "kids": old fashioned rootbeer and strawberry flavored barbor-poles by Hammonds Candies, tied with personalized double-faced Midori satin ribbon, imprinted with chocolate script.
I could do an entire blog on our wedding, so many other details I would love to share (the fireplace roaring with mantle covered in boughs of Bells of Ireland and framed portraits of our parents and grandparents weddings), but I am afraid I don't have all the space! However, if you have any questions about wedding details, please feel free to contact me, as I would LOVE to chat about it with you further! Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.