Today’s wedding is jaw-droppingly beautiful, and full of unique details! We especially love the moody color scheme, glamorous table settings, and super fun venue. From the bride, Berkeley: Our wedding was SUCH an awesome and special experience for us, and Jesse and Whitney captured so many wonderful moments that we will use to relive the day for years to come. We are so grateful to them and are excited to hopefully have a little part in inspiring others on their wedding day.

Favorite Details: All of them! We made some unconventional choices for our wedding, and we’re so glad we did. Don’t be afraid to make your wedding your own and really strive to make it represent your individual relationship.  If you think your guests may not “get” certain details, don’t worry about that. Those are the details that create stories and memories, and your wedding can never be “too you” so embrace your uniqueness and you will inspire others.

Inspiration: “Wonderland” We wanted our day to be whimsical yet intimate, colorful yet romantic, soulful yet extravagant with a touch of vintage glamour. We wanted to capture the “magical realism” vibe that Austin has and make the whole event fun for everyone. We wanted to create intimate and unique memories with the people we love, our closest friends and family.

Advice: Enjoy every single moment, and try to relax.  Also, talk to each other beforehand and share your vision of the day and what are the 2 or 3 most important things/moments you anticipate. The day goes by in a whirlwind and if you both know what the other’s vision is for the day it keeps you on the same page, and you can help create the perfect experience for each other.  The key to the best wedding is in those intimate moments, even if they may be brief on such an exciting day!

Favorite memory: There were so many , but one of my favorites was cutting the cake.  One of the best things about mine and Tad’s relationship is our mutual love for making each other laugh. I hadn’t really thought much about cutting the cake before we started, but as we were about to feed each other we made eye contact and thought the same thing- who’s getting who first! The rest was a sugary (and maybe slightly inappropriate ;-) ) mess, but my cheeks still hurt from laughing when I think about it!

Photography: Our Labor of Love / Venue: Hotel Saint Cecilia / Event Design, Planning, Florals, and Paper Goods: Elizabeth Lewis from Nouveau Romantics / Catering: Alex Gates of Latasca / Cake: Polkadots Cupcake Factory / DJ – Craig Nadel from Groove Labs / Rehearsal dinner:  Vespaio Restaurant / Pastor and church for ceremony: Pastor John Stenfeld at Christ Lutheran Church

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Lena - November 28, 2012

I’m just crazy about that dress–and the tables are stunning!

Susie - November 28, 2012

I love it! They look like a really fun couple!

    Seher - December 8, 2012

    First, let me say that I agree with the other reviewers to date this is a clean ratinmoc comedy. As I got into the movie, I found myself getting upset with Jesse for dating 2 guys at the same time. More so when they both declared their love for her. I felt they deserved the truth & that she should have made a decision before it got to that point (both declaring their love). Easy to do, right? Well There were things I liked about Ethan better than Troy, & the same goes for Troy. There were times when I thought I knew who she should pick, then Ethan or Troy would do or say something sweet that would change my mind. They both have qualities that would make most women happy. (Gee, I wonder why she couldn’t make up her mind.) For me, there were a few emotional moments (okay, so I’m a softy), & the support she got from her family was great, especially her brother. He encouraged her to tell the truth, without judging her. The closer I got to the end of the movie, the more torn I was as to who she should pick. The thought of breaking the heart of either Ethan or Troy didn’t set too well. Then, when she picked the guy she wanted, well, I just didn’t know how to feel about that. I was happy for him, but cried for the other guy. WOW, talk about confusing emotions! Can’t help it though if someone cries, I’m definitely gonna cry. Now, to understand why she picked who she did, you REALLY have to watch the rest of the movie. It’s really in the last few minutes of the movie that we, as well as the unchosen guy, get an explanation of why Jesse did what she did why she chose who she chose. Believe it or not, but it does have a happy ending. An ending that I didn’t expect. So, if you like good, clean ratinmoc comedies, with a few surprises, and of course, a happy ending, then this is the movie for you.

Joe C. - November 29, 2012

Amazing wedding; and what a good looking couple!!

Joe C.

    Kaio - December 6, 2012

    - Hey Cait! Thanks for adding your coemmnt. All I gotta say is that we only wish all of our 2011 weddings were as crazy but maybe not so loud. Hope you are doing well!Marcin

    Bob - December 8, 2012

    The pictures are bietuaful. Heid did an amazing job.Your wedding was a wonderful experience for us. So much love.May you have a long, healthy and wonderful life together.Marvin and Sandra Temes.

Rita - December 3, 2012

This is the reason that Love and Lavender is one of my favorite blogs!!! Love the color so much:)

Janette - March 13, 2013

I have to say this is one of my all time favorite weddings. It is eclectic meets magic. The color combination is perfection, using tints and shades. The bride & grooms style is truly reflected in a sophisticated depiction of a mad hatter tea party.

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