Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Our Big Day



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 info@katelandersevents.com.

13 comments:

Free Pretty Things For You said...

what a DREAM wedding! you looked SO AMAZING!! i got teary eyed!

Bethany said...

Such beautiful pictures. You are such a beautiful bride. The seashell idea is so cute. xoxo

Free Pretty Things For You said...

kate i dont know if my other comment went through but if it didnt.. i just wanted to tell you that you looked SO Amazing!! it was a dream wedding!! So happy for you :)

Carrie said...

What a gorgeous wedding! Love the pictures!

Nicole-Lynn said...

Beautiful wedding! I love all of the details, especially the shell escort cards.

Christi Bennett @ pisforparty said...

Such a gorgeous wedding and you look beautiful! I loved your dress...and of course all of the other details!

The Pink Tutu said...

What a beautiful bride you were, Kate! I love the pale pink and all the special details. I'd love to see more!

Coupon Clippin' Mommy said...

That's awesome!

Style Scout said...

absolutely GORGEOUS. The pale pink is stunning...thank you for sharing your beautiful photos!

Rach said...

Congrats on getting published!

Preppy Mama said...

Beautiful. You looked stunning! Thank you for sharing.

Shawna said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!!
Kate are you from Southern Cal? (I had a feeling you were....) I am from Orange County (Newport Beach)....Kate Spade is my fav too......
Thank for sharing!!

Raised garden beds said...

You are absolutely beautiful in your wedding dress. It's a dream wedding came true.