grace & rich: rancho santa fe, california

grace & rich: rancho santa fe, california

i’m sure i’ve said this before… but one of my favorite parts of doing what i do, is having the distinct pleasure and opportunity to meet and work with some of the most amazing couples in the world. coolest, awesome-est and most uniquely wonderful folks ever. AND, that’s not all — i, along with the rest of their vendor crew, have the huge honor of being a part of one of the most memorable days of their lives. can it really get much better?

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one such couple, was rich and grace, who yesterday celebrated their FIRST anniversary! to honor their first full year (and a day) together in wedded bliss, i thought i’d share some fabulous shots from their wedding, courtesy of stan and jeannette, the photo-whizzes behind trailbrook photography, as well as their ever-amazing coordinator, brenda of swann soirees.

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their color scheme of rustic browns & oranges with an accent of  lime green worked in beautifully for their fall wedding at the crosby club, in rancho santa fe. from top to bottom not only did we incorporate a touch of traditional elegance with a faint filigree (as a nod to the beautiful scrolling ironwork at the club itself), but also a hint of playfulness that truly personified rich and grace completely.  just look at all the details from the rest of their day! how could you NOT love them :) ?

another aspect that was very important to them, was that everything be as green and eco-friendly as possible. as such, we kept the number of pages in their invitation booklet to a minimum, with any additional information placed on their wedding website. each stock we sourced was FSC certified and recycled. and the binding we used to tie everything together was also made from 100% recycled paper and colored with natural vegetable dyes, which lent a lovely organic feel as well. and from there, we carried the same ideas in and throughout their day-of stationery as well. have a look!

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rich and grace, here’s wishing you both a happy, happy 1st anniversary! the first of many, many more amazing ones to come. may you always be blessed with all the rainbows and butterflies, that good times undoubtedly bring. you guys are incredibly awesome in so many ways. thank you for brightening my year with all our meetings and conversations, for opening my eyes to quality peruvian cuisine, for sharing your lives with me throughout your planning process, and for your friendship, love and faith. as i mentioned before, you are exactly why i love doing what i do :) .  here’s to that argentinian steak dinner we’ve been talking about for ages! can’t wait :) .

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