[real wedding] A magical affair at a California Mansion

AndieAugieWeddingMemoire Studio

While searching for a past clients wedding day photos, I came across these stunning images …thank you social media! Congrats to Andie & Augie, married on September 10, 2016 at Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, California. [photography by Mémoire Studio].

Memoire Studio

We customized my square, booklet-style pocket folder invitation suite by incorporating their navy, blush & beige theme colors. For the reception stationery, we picked up all the design details from the invites onto the menus, seating cards, and program fans (Andie tied her own ribbon embellishment onto the fan sticks)! I also love that we added the gold-glitter card stock to the escort tent cards & menus, a very glamorous touch.

Memoire Studio
2-layer, Escort seating tent cards + tall, vertical menu flat cards [glitter gold + cream texture]
Memoire Studio
Wedding Program Fan; front & back printed program w/rounded corners [cream texture]
And finally, they requested a unique guest book alternative [Wed-Libs], which we also personalized to match the rest of their stationery design! Check out the various wedding Mad Libs ideas via Pop-Sugar; [14 Free, Fun, and Printable Wedding Mad Libs].

Wed-Libs; a personalized wedding guest book alternative

[real wedding] francesca + eric at the ebell of los angeles

Congrats to Francesca & Eric, married October 9th, 2011 at the
The Ebell Of Los Angeles, California


I’m super thrilled the filigree scroll I designed for their save the date & invitations was added to this gorgeous wedding cake {love the bold, blue color too} by Sweet and Saucy Shop, who also provided the dessert table!  See more inspiration below from their elegant wedding coordinated by sassy girl weddings & photographed by next exit photography!





wedding reception stationery


Wedding Cake cutting


{what a great photo to use for their thank you cards, by Rockstar Photobooth}

Wedding Photo Booth

[real wedding] Vera + Tim

Congratulations to Vera & Tim, married on April 30th, 2010 in Costa Mesa, California!

Vera {my oh-so-creative DIY client} was so kind to share lots of the little details from her wedding day, along with a video slideshow! Below are a few snip-its, along with her own notes & links on where to find these creative vendors! I’m sure she hopes that this will help you start your wedding-planning-brainstorming-engines! 😉

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I wanted to thank you so much for all of the wonderful designs you cooked up for our wedding.
The day was absolutely beautiful and I’d do it all over again if I could!
Our photographer was Eric Cotter of Jim Kennedy Photographers, Huntington Beach, CA

turnip rose wedding

Ceremony & Reception Venue + Catering : Turnip Rose at the Grand Newport Plaza, Costa Mesa, California. AMAZING Service!!
> Mary Dix, Turnip Rose Planning Consultant
> Kelsey, Turnip Rose Day of Coordinator.

wedding clutch

> Clutch courtesy of Etsy seller: DavieandChiyo

custom wedding dress label

> Dress label courtesy of Etsy seller: danamariecreations

wedding makeup

> Make-up – Carina Lindgren, Flawless Faces Costa Mesa, CA (Her studio is SOOO cute!!)
> Hair – Joanne Kawata, Spectrum Hair, Garden Grove, CA

> Flowers by Pearl Barro Floral Architecture, Aliso Viejo, CA

> Photo blocks courtesy of Etsy shop: mleefipps

ceremony programs

wedding reception stationery

> DIY Wedding & Reception stationery : The ceremony programs with ribbon are in the basket, and the 2-layer Table & Menu cards {all designed by papercake of course, digital pdf’s supplied so I could print & assemble myself!}

wedding cake & candy bar

> Cake by Rockwell’s Creative Gourmet Cakes, Orange, CA
> Our Farewell Table : each guest received a bag with cookies, a Krispy Kreme Doughnut, coffee/tea or bottle of water to go.  {came in very handy the next morning for breakfast!  😉

> My reception dress (from David’s Bridal)! I couldn’t dance in that big ball gown so I figured I better have a more comfortable alternative. Saw it online, went to the store over my lunch break, tried it on and walked out with it in under 15 mins.  There were 3 brides there trying on dresses and they all looked at me like “How did she just do that?”

reception dress

> This is the wedding gift I gave to Tim.  I had a portrait painted of his (our) dog Suzie Q.  Painted by fellow Etsian: sharonlamb
> and Tim’s wedding surprise for me… his cousin is the high school mascot, Buzz The Yellowjacket.  On our first date, Tim was stung by a bee so we now have this great love of everything bee’s.  Of course he came out dancing to Imma Be by the Black Eyed Peas.  So classic.

bride & groom thank you signs

> Thank You + Mr & Mrs signs courtesy of Etsy seller: familyattic

And finally a video slideshow of our big day!

wedding slideshow

**Thanks Vera for sharing. Also check out where it all started, vera’s map + engagement video!

elizabeth’s diy wedding program

{thank you Elizabeth!} She sent me 2 images of her layered ceremony program with lace, which I helped her create… they turned out perfectly unique!

I first designed Elizabeth’s custom wedding map to match her invitation package {map also shown below}. Later she asked me to design & lay out a layered wedding program based on hilary’s design, so she could “DIY”  print, cut & assemble. I love-love the lace, I wonder where she found it in such a large quantity?

I’m super glad Elizabeth found me, I had fun working with her on both wedding projects! 😉

personalize your wedding map

Real Wedding Preview: cake & stationery

Viani, a recent client of mine, sent a few sneak peek images from her Wedding Reception in San Francisco’s Presidio…these are such a tease!  I cannot wait to see their photographer’s images. Her Wedding cake / cupcake dessert table is so simple & colorful {+ that custom cake topper is so darn cute, I’m still trying to find out who made it?}.

"wedding cake" "real wedding" stationery

We worked together to create her personalized ceremony & reception stationery {shown below}. I hope her guests loved the custom layered, tea-length ceremony program with twine headband. The textured paper we used throughout is a perfect match for the event’s location.

"wedding program" ceremony "reception stationery" branches "table card"

I promise I will post more wedding & reception images as soon as I can get a hold of them!
updated post : wedding slideshow

location >  Presidio of San Francisco Log Cabin
cupcakes >  That Takes The Cake {fyi: I stopped by their shop for a taste of their carrot cake “bunny bites” & the lemon filled “lemon drops” … both were scrumptious!}
wedding cake >  made by friend & baker, Adelina Wong

Real Wedding: vani + nick = lotus love

I’m so excited to show these beautiful images by Tracy Kumono Photography of Vani & Nick’s June Indian Wedding!  + the DIY Ceremony Programs turned out great {which vani assembled herself after I sent the designed, printed & cut pieces ready to go}!









Photographer > Tracy Kumono Photography
Coordinator > Sassy Girl Weddings & Events
Cake > Cocoa Bakery •  Florist > Commerce Flowers
Ceremony & Reception site > Altadena Town & Country Club

{thanks to vani & nick for sending images of your gorgeous wedding day & letting me be a small part…I hope your guests enjoy their personalized thank you cards as well, i love the photo you sent}!

thank you folded cards