Friday, June 12, 2009

Real Weddings: Erick and Rhiannon

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Meet Erick and Rhiannon, they were married at the Santa Monica Pier. Rhiannon selected the pier because she liked the fact that the reservation costs went toward the restoration- another innoventive way to give back through a wedding! It was a wedding of whimsy and charm! They had the reception out on the pier where Rhiannon said that they were married in front of friends and family....and hundreds of spectators!

Rhiannon and Erick served pizza, pretzels, hotdogs, churros and cotton candy in vintage food carts. It was a fun and casual way to bring in the theme and keep the fun factor high. The amazingly awsome painting of the bride and groom was by a close friend, Jennifer Snodgrass.

I love too that Rhiannon hunted out her vendors from all sorts of locations...and her hardwork really paid off! Her cupcakes were created by Julie Desmeules and Rhiannon couldn't say enough wonderful things about her. Julie doesn't have a shop but does events exclusively and has a booth at the Century City Farmers Market every Thursday. Rhiannon's dress was vintage inspired and crafted by Dolly Couture.

Rhiannon wrote, "I have a few favorite moments. First, the time I spent alone with Erick before the wedding. We spent the day getting ready separately but before the ceremony or pictures we took some us time and it was really nice just to be with each other and away from the hassle and to think about what the day is really about. I also really loved how open our ceremony was - we attracted a huge crowd from the pier of passerbys that stopped to watch. I was a little nervous at first about how they'd react or what types of things they'd yell but they were all really supportive and funny and it really made the ceremony special. Not every wedding has an extra hundred strangers yelling after the first kiss. It made it a lot of fun."

Photography by Harmony Nixon.


Kelley at My Island Wedding said...

LOVE the colors in these pics! That first one... black and white? with color? Lovely!

And the bride looks great with her flowers in hair/bouquet...

it looks like a fun one!

Lauren Kephart said...

Melissa! I love it. You captured it perfectly.

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Yes, this was the most beautiful and creative wedding we've ever been to. Rhiannon followed the theme down to the smallest detail, even having lollipop and gumdrop tree centerpieces and their first "dance" as a married couple was a ride on the old carousel. It was trully a magical event!

Ivory bridal shoes said...

This wedding looks so fun and the bride looks gorgeous!