Yesterday I received my copy of Pacific Rim Weddings Magazine and spied a wedding by Allyson Magda that I knew I must share with you. I always love featuring weddings that have been published in print, particularly because print is so limited with space, so many of the best pictures can’t be squeezed in to a feature. So today, we’re getting started with this sunshiney perfection from the edge of the California Coast: Point 16 in Big Sur. Allyson has lots more to share with you about why Emily and Michael’s 10.10.10 wedding was so great. To see more of this lovely wedding, check out Allyson’s blog here, and go pick up a copy of Pacific Rim Weddings Magazine!
So you may be asking, what was so great about this wedding?! Why does Allyson keep saying it was one of the best weddings!? Well, in addition to liking having their photo taken, Emily and Michael’s day was SO SO SO chill. Their intimate gathering of 50 +/- guests where bused in from Big Sur, and arrived 30 minutes before the ceremony. They arrived to the amazing backdrop of the “Edge of the Continent” as I like to call the Pacific Ocean view. Guests mingled around, took in the view (can I say INCREDIBLE view) and took their seats.
The ceremony was lovely, with Emily’s dad marrying them, he’s a judge, so that was convenient. They were completely surrounded by only the most precious people in their lives – family and very close friends. After the ceremony, cheers, appetizers and laughter followed, simple as that. The had a good 3 hours of relaxing time with their guests before everyone watched the sun go below the horizon. Then they treated their guests to a delicious dinner at the Big Sur Bakery.
So what was so great about their celebration, was really simple, time is what is so valuable when you really think about life. No matter what, we are all given the same amount of time in day, year and month, and how much you choose to delegate to the ones you love, will determine your relationships fovever. Emily and Michael were totally blessed on their wedding by the time their family and guests gave them, at a once in a lifetime event. I believe they did not walk away from their wedding day with it as a blur, they savored it, with their guests, every moment.
Resources: Flowers: Denise Benda, Event coordinator & ceremony catering: Cheri Gladstone, Calligraphy: Barbara Callow, Hair & Makeup: Marisa Perel, Screen printed handkerchiefs: from bride’s great grandmother and printed by Morrison Productions, Dinner & reception: Big Sur Bakery, Cake: Michelle Rizzolo, Dress: Reem Acra, Groom’s suit: Paul Smith (Barneys New York), Bridesmaid dresses: J. Crew, Tailor: Advanced European Tailoring, Bride’s shoes: Manolo Blahnik, Table Flowers (reception): French Tulip