I like shiny stuff. I like bling. I like flash. I like glamour. The other day, I found myself with a few minutes and so I walked into an antique store looking for something cute to put my business cards in for display. I was surprised at the prices of the items? $40 for an used plate?! $25 for a cup someone has drunk from?
My best friend on the other hand loves the whole Victorian, Charles Dickens, Pride and Prejudice thing. She collects dainty teacups, reads novels that I read via Cliff’s Notes, and has pictures on her walls of her kids in petticoats and whatever the boys wore back then.
After visiting the McCharles House in Tustin, languishing in it’s beauty and marveling at the history and character that eluded from it’s walls, I understood why my friend loves the era. The house lovingly tended to by Vivian and Audrey, mother and daughter who are warm and a perfect fit for such a charming place. The McCharles House is an adorable spot for an intimate vintage-y wedding. The second house has a rustic feel to it that is completely different than the main house.
Many vendors were responsible for making this shoot possible. Michelle and I loved working with them all!
Mary Lallande, Venue Concierge for Jay’s Catering. This woman knows all the venues big and small from Santa Barbara to San Diego.
Sussana of French Buckets who designed some amazing florals and table settings.
Cassie Betts – couture dress designer
Hair by: Jennifer Alvarez
I’m still wow-ing over these fab flowers:
Thanks to our beautiful models: Diane, Mai, Gelsey and Lauren!
A little tea party…in the dark…