This Frank Lloyd Wright wedding isn’t just for the architecture geeks. I cannot believe how lucky I am to have my job; sometimes I find myself in a gorgeous architectural wonder with pinch marks all over my arm, and marvel at my life.
“Old School Hollywood Cocktail Party”
Nancy & Miguel described their wedding as “cocktail party, with a old school Hollywood flair. Like 1940s LA Confidential style.” And it was – from the stunning Frank Lloyd Wright venue to the bride’s glamorous look by Fox & Doll Hair & Makeup, the day was fancy, fun + full of just the right blend of love and laughter.
Frank Lloyd Wright Wedding Venue in Orinda
The venue was out of this world beautiful. I have a new found obsession with Frank Lloyd Wright – and this house, which is not only spectacularly designed, but also full of the most fascinating curios. The grounds were designed by the same man who did the Tea Gardens in Golden Gate Park and are simply lovely!
Before you start thinking this was a stuffy, formal affair, let me tell you it was NOT! I LOVED the way they mixed up the reception seating – a mix of tables, blankets on the lawn, pillows and poofs so everyone had their pick of places to land! The lavender/silver/eggplant color scheme was the perfect complement to the green everywhere and the golden light filtering through the trees.
The Dude Abides
And the ceremony: first, it was amazing and beautiful and everyone cried, and second, their officiant was a friend who got ordained as a Dudeist priest by The Church of the Dude just so he could perform their ceremony. And that was every bit as awesome as it sounds.
I can’t pass up an opportunity to plug Hugh Groman Catering! Instead of a full meal they served a whole bunch of delicious and picture-perfect hearty appetizers, with a little something for everyone. My mouth is watering just thinking about it!
My favorite moments, though, were when these two looked at each other. It was like the whole world stopped moving just for them. From the first look to the last dance, you could see their love oozing out every time their eyes met. <3
Congratulations, Nancy & Miguel! Go forth and make magic.
Planner Extraordinaire: Lisa Tomasi
Caterer: Hugh Groman Catering
Hair & Makeup: Fox & Doll
Printing: Creative Media Printing
Equipment Rentals: Stuart Event Rentals
Wedding Cake: Joanna Morse
DJ: – DJ Recspin
Wedding Dress Designer: Pronovias, Barcelona
Bride’s Shoes – Jimmy Choos