Allison and Mark were wed at the Atwood Ranch in Glen Ellen, California, a private estate with a little bit of everything: vineyards, mountains, a pond, a barn, a beautiful house and grassy fields…

 An acoustic guitarist played songs with the word sun in them during the ceremony; Allison walked down the aisle to “Here Comes the Sun.”

Allison and Mark are graphic designers in New York, so of course they designed and wrote all of the stationery and accessories for the wedding. They wanted everything to reflect the sunny, rustic venue, and to feel joyful, happy, and personal. Each piece was uniquely hand-lettered or stamped.

 Guests could take home bundles of pencils printed with “allison loves mark loves allison…” The guest book was a scrapbook that Mark found at a thrift store. Allison pasted envelopes into it for individual notes.

 Buttons with different messages – things about Ohio (where Allison and Mark are both from), the flavor of the cake (chocolate and banana), the title of their first song, etc. – served as conversation pieces.



Photographer: Shelly Kroeger / Venue: Atwood Ranch in Glen Ellen, California / Bride’s Dress: Amsale / Groom’s Suit: Jil Sander / Flowers: Anne Appleman / Catering: Sage Catering / Cake: Fleur de Lisa / Vintage Books: Strand Books / Colorful Fabric: Purl Soho

  • Cheerful Yellow Wedding at Atwood Ranch

    7 February 2009
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    Sorry about the slow week – inspiration boards will be back next week! In the meantime, here are some of my favorite things – lots of good things! – from around the web this week…

    Loving kraft paper invitations and these invites by Jenna Hein.

    And these by Anna Melcon Bond, via Make It.

    Bridesmaids look beautiful in white.

    Bicycle chalkboard art.

    Looking for a little Valentine inspiration?

    Floral alternative for the golf-loving groom.

    I had no idea tape could look so good.

    Pretty headbands, via Darling Dexter.

    One of the most beautiful wedding venues I’ve ever seen.

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    Some bright and cheery picnic inspiration for you today!

    Mood: picnic casual
    Palette: red, green

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    Top row from left: sour cherry pie from Martha Stewart, flower and shoe photos both by Jose Villa, milk bottle “vase” styled by Paul Lowe
    Row 2: photo booth photo by Meg Smith, poster invitation via Southern Weddings, lunch boxes and strawberry shortcake both from Martha Stewart Weddings
    Row 3: bouquet by Saipua, vintage veil from i speak film’s flickr, wagon from Brides
    Row 4: truck via Sweet Paul, invitation from Poppies for Grace, lantern photo by A Bryan Photo

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    Sorry about the late post today! It’s been awhile since I posted a green and black and white board, and I’ve had a few emails recently about using green apples in decor, so I thought I’d pull all of those things together in today’s wedding board.

    Mood: modern, fresh
    Palette: green apple, black and white

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    Top row from left: lime cocktails from A Charleston Bride, tented lounge from Brides, menu by Good On Paper Design, Monique Lhuillier dress from Brides
    Row 2: apple centerpieces via {frolic!}, birdcage veil photo by Linda Chaja, table photo by Isabel Lawrence
    Row 3: cake by Batch Patisserie, bistro table from Kathleen Deery, lady slipper bouquet from Martha Stewart Weddings
    Row 4: Seaport Flowers bouquet photo by Belathee, save-the-date by Candice Leigh for Minted, photo by Anna Kuperberg

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    Parklife Press is one of those companies that will make you wonder why you didn’t know about them sooner. Not only are their letterpress designs lovely, but they are often half the cost of other letterpress options, and their standard printing time is only three weeks!

    These are just a few of my favorites. Stop by Parklife Press to see even more well-priced (and did I mention eco-friendly) beautiful designs.

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