When Sage and Chris found out they were expecting, they sent out an email to their closest friends and family to find out what weekends were free, and decided on the first weekend in June. Their intimate, at-home wedding was not only sweet and charming, it also reflected the couple’s sense of humor.

Sage and Chris knew they wanted to get married at their home from the first time they saw it, even before buying it! All of their 23 guests stayed with them at the house on the wedding weekend. Says the bride, “It was perfect – we were just surrounded by our very favorite people in our favorite place.”

One of Sage’s favorite parts of the day happened before the ceremony – at her 20-week checkup, she had the doctor write down the baby’s sex on paper and put it in an envelope so that they could be surprised on their wedding day. “We were so sure it was a girl, but it was a boy!” she says. They announced the news to their guests just after saying their vows.

Sage found her dress just a month before the wedding, buying a sample at Kleinfeld‘s because there was no time to have the dress made-to-order. “I needed an empire waist since I didn’t know how it would fit by the day of the wedding,” she says. “And I didn’t wear shoes – I went for the barefoot and pregnant look.”

Catering by The Farmer’s Wife.

The couple designed a “shotgun wedding” themed logo that they had printed on t-shirts and temporary tattoos for their guests. One of their guests surprised them by having the logo printed on a onesie for the baby.

Congratulations to you, Sage and Chris, on your wedding and on your new addition! And thank you to Jean Kallina for sharing these photos.

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Gosh. There has been so much going on lately, I don’t even know where to start! My honey and I are making another interstate move in just a couple of months, our wedding planning is back in full swing, and then there’s all the fun of tax time (glad that’s over). Lots of good things, but overwhelming, too – you know? Today, we’re off on an early-morning flight to Wisconsin for a cousin’s wedding, but I wanted to leave you with some fun links to kick off the weekend…

{via bippity boppity boo}

On the map, via Oh Joy!

This little piggy.

Best homework ever.

These are a few of my favorite things.

Favorite entry in The Sartorialist’s vintage photo contest.

Pretty little doily stamp.

Unexpected patterns on pretty rings.

Train hopping, via a desert fete.

These pretties would sure look nice on my ears (your ears, too).

Wish I had a hilarious Uncle Sugar.

Only Oscar could make me love a giant pink bow.

Tiny people, via Paper Tastebuds.

Shades of toast.

I’ll never get sick of chalkboard paint.

And some fab decals to slap on it, via A Cup of Jo.

Fabulous gold clutch, via Mrs. Lilien.

Say Happy Mother’s Day.


How do you improve on chocolate? Awesome packaging never hurts.

Have a wonderful weekend, lovelies! Any fun plans?

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When Tom and Kimberly attended a wedding at a friend’s home in Healdsburg, California, they absolutely fell in love with a giant oak tree on the property. Just one of the reasons they chose to have their own wedding there…

Kimberly wore her mother’s Priscilla of Boston dress from 1967, that she had altered and updated by Suzanne Hanley at Atelier des Modistes. Because of the uneven ground, she opted for shoes with wedge heels.

The couple’s friend officiated.

Photographer Gia Canali used some really fun cameras at Tom and Kimberly’s wedding: “I first met Tom and Kimberly in 2007 when we were all in Beijing for a wedding. We hit it off talking about cameras – Tom has the most enviable collection of antique and unique cameras one could ever want. So when they got engaged and hired me to be their wedding photographer, I was, of course, totally thrilled, and started planning to incorporate a bunch of my antique cameras into the photography of their wedding day.”

100 guests sat together at one long table, winding among the trees, and enjoyed a meal of seasonal, locally-grown ingredients (including a pig roast!), catered by Outstanding in the Field (that’s right – they cater!).

Venue: private home in Healdsburg, CA

Bride’s dress / shoes: vintage Priscilla of Boston updated by Atelier des Modistes / Bottega Veneta

Bridesmaid dresses: Cari Borja

Flowers: Dragonfly Floral

Catering: Outstanding in the Field

Music: Green String Farm Band

Lighting: Twilight Design

Coordination: Off the Beaten Path Weddings

Congratulations Tom and Kimberly! And thank you to the sweet and talented Gia Canali for sending over these gorgeous photos.

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This week’s inspiration boards use simple palettes of a single color and white – orange and creme, blue and porcelain, lemon yellow and meringue. The elements here are pretty simple, too: bunting and tissue poms, ribbon wands, ruffles and roses. You don’t have to reinvent the wheel to have a lovely wedding!

Mood: sweet and sunny
Palette: lemon pie, white meringue

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Top row from left: photo of tent with yellow bunting by One Love Photo, bridesmaid with slice of lemon meringue pie from Wedding Style Guide, yellow and white tissue pom poms from The Paper Whale
Row 2: ruffled tablecloth and yellow bistro chair via Daisy Chain, yellow ribbon wands by {frolic!}
Row 3: photo of ruffled dress by Duston Todd, flower girl with ranunculus nosegay by Ariella Chezar from Martha Stewart Weddings, photo of California oak tree by Jose Villa
Row 4: vintage Porsche and Monique Lhuillier “Arianna” dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, RSVP calligraphy by Laura Hooper*, bouquet of yellow garden roses by Nicolette Camille

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I love the perfect blue found in traditional blue and white china, and that, along with the blue-edged hydrangea in this centerpiece from Martha, inspired today’s wedding board. Bring in calligraphy, candlesticks, and a stunning number by Reem Acra, and it’s utterly classic and totally gorgeous. Everything you need for something old, something new, and something blue – now what to borrow?

Mood: classically romantic, something blue
Palette: china blue and white

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Top row from left: blue hydrangea and gardenia centerpiece from Martha Stewart Weddings, vintage book of Shakespeare from Sadie Olive, miniature angel food cakes from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 2: photo of chandelier and dessert table by Lisa Cohen via Automatism, photo of blue stilettos by Jose Villa
Row 3: white candies from Rebecca Thuss, blue bridesmaid dress from Martha Stewart Weddings, bust and candlesticks from Ralph Lauren Home, Reem Acra dress from Martha Stewart Weddings
Row 4: patterned envelope liner and calligraphy from Mr. Boddington’s Studio, white “matelasse” cake from Martha Stewart Weddings, blue and white china from Matthew Mead Style, blue and white tissue paper crackers by Rebecca Thuss

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