Category Archives: Real Engagements + Weddings

Wedding: Kailyn + Jeremy’s Gorgeous Backyard Nuptials

Yay, they’re finally here!  I’ve got the wedding photos from Kailyn and Jeremy’s lovely celebration.  You may remember K+J from their engagement photos.

The rustic-vintage inspired nuptials took place in the backyard of Kailyn’s grandparent’s home here in Southern California and they didn’t spare a detail, as you’ll see below.  I love the attention to detail: frayed burlap on the ring bearer pillow, mini moss covered candle holders, photo frames at each table each with a different picture, mason jars with candles hanging from the trees, custom handmade garlands. Gosh the list goes on!  Doesn’t it belong in a magazine?


What was your most memorable moment of the day?
I think I would have to say the first look! it was such a special moment to see Jeremy before the ceremony and the craziness.

What was the inspiration behind all those gorgeous details?
I love anything vintage and purple. I wanted it to be very simple but still elegant and classy. I used Etsy as my inspiration but put my own twist on the decorations. I wanted to use the whole backyard wedding theme in the decorations. 

Any advice for future brides-to-be?
Relax and breathe and enjoy the day. Take in the little moments because they go by so fast!


If you remember, we attended this lovely wedding and had an amazing time.  One of my favorite parts was Jeremy’s dad playing his guitar and singing “God Gave Me You” while the couple took communion.  So lovely.

Thanks to Sarah K Chen Photography for the amazing shots and a huge thanks again to the lovely couple for sharing their day with us.

Photography: Sarah K Chen Photography
Decorations: Bride and Bride’s Mother
Set-Up: Katie and Christina Whittaker
Flowers: Bellagio Florist Etc.
Dress, Shoes, Headband and Necklace: Mariposa Boutique


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Engagement: Kailyn + Jeremy

Kailyn and Jeremy are an adorable couple and wonderful people too!  The hubby and I met them a few months ago in our life group through RockHarbor and the group wouldn’t be the same without them.

They married back in August and I can’t wait to share the wedding photos.  Remember when I said I got that spur of inspiration from a recent wedding to finally make my burlap garland? It was their wedding, but we’ll both have to be patient to see the wedding photos and I’ll share as soon as I get them!

And while the wedding was absolutely adorable, so were their engagement photos. A first session was shot here in SoCal and a second up in Jeremy’s home town of Gilroy, with portions shot on his grandfather’s working farm and some around town.



A big thanks to our friends, the bride and groom, for sharing their story and a shout out to Lindsay & Co. Photography for the amazing photos.  Check out their blog for additional engagement photos: SoCal and Gilroy.

P.S. Keep an eye out for the wedding photos in a couple of months!


UPDATE: check out the wedding photos here!


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Summer Wedding Inspiration: Our Wedding

With Memorial Day here and gone, we can officially welcome Summer! In the spirit of the season, I want to share a little summer wedding inspiration with you.

Around this time last year, June 19 to be exact, the hubby and I were hitched!  Here’s a peak at our wedding and some of the DIY details that made our day special, courtesy of the wonderful (newly wedds) Christian and Kelly over at Kaysen Photography:

You can also check out the amazing video our friend made for us below or at Vimeo here.

Tiffany + Ryan from Maicol Chavez on Vimeo.

Plus, take a look at this drool-worthy vintage-rustic DIY wedding that took place here in Southern California at the private field of Parker Ranch in Trabuco Canyon.   It just so happens to be the wedding of an acquaintance of mine and I really wish I had gotten married a few months after her (not a few months before) so I could have used her wedding as my inspiration!  Check out all the photos and the whole story from Style Me Pretty here.

Are you getting married this summer and need or have some great tips? What is your dream wedding?


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