Dirty Shiny Pretty

Musings on Dirty Shiny Pretty Life

Aug 1, 2011

Booze and Brides

The last month has been a whirlwind of wine, wives, and white for me. I was in two friends weddings just two weeks apart and before, during, and in between squeezed in two showers, two wine tour bachelorette parties, and two fabulous weddings for friends I love dearly. One bride I've known for 20 years. Considering I'll be 27 in two weeks that's a long f'ing time. The other I've been friends with for just about 13 years. Obviously, I'm all about keeping old friends around. Both brides went for a more earthy D.I.Y vibe. One surrounded by water (fitting when marrying an ex-Navy man) and the other surrounded by green overgrown gardens (perfect for a neo-hippie with a love for vintage). Being a D.I.Y enthusiast I was blown away by all the homemade and personal touches and involvement of family and friends so I felt like sharing images from these special occasions that had been consuming all my free time.

First Wedding

Bride to be at shower with my handmade pompoms.
After 20 years we are ready to celebrate!
When the venue is this gorgeous you don't need to dress it up.
Bridal party at DIY photo booth.
No glitz and glam needed when love is shining bright.
Second Wedding
On our way to an eco-focused winery tour/tasting in the San Ynez Valley.

Rehearsal dinner at a silent movie theater. Classic love scene montage and movie poster made by the groom, who a film major in undergrad.

Decor and flowers put together by friends and family. Typewriter  used to write notes to the newly weds.

Again, you don't need the razzle dazzle to have a beautiful wedding.

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