A Delightful and Charming Wedding

Delightful and Charming really are two of the best words to describe this wedding, which I was fortunate enough not only to attend, but to take part in as a bridesmaid to my dear sweet friend Julia. Her wedding, held in October in beautiful Carmel, California, was the most incredible reflection of herself: beautiful, authentic, thoughtful, creative…and just plain fun. So you can imagine how excited I was for Julia when her wedding was featured on Style Me Pretty earlier this week (and which you know by now is my new addiction as an engaged lady). I couldn’t help but share some of the prettiness here with you…

I know! Cutest escort card display EVER. Ready for this? Julia made it herself! Not kidding. 


Amazing bridesmaids dress from Anthropologie which I have already worn again and will continue to do so. (Thanks, Julia!) Delicious food, served family style – which only added to the warmth and loveliness of the evening. And the flowers – THE FLOWERS!

Yes that is one good-looking couple. Can’t wait to see the kids they make ;) 

Of course Julia also came up with the table decor herself – burlap runners + lavender bunches = heaven. 


Not pictured: the super-fun photo booth where we made fools of ourselves, incredible musician who played during the cocktail hour while we watched the sun set over the hills of the Carmel Valley, the rustic barn where we danced the night away, the bonfire and s’mores that awaited us before we left the reception…and so many more awesome memories that I’ll cherish forever. These are the types of events that make all the stress and craziness of planning a wedding totally WORTH IT. 

To see even more of this incredible wedding, including the most heart-melting video ever, check out the full feature here at Style Me Pretty. This is where you’ll also find links to some of Julia’s very talented vendors. 

Thanks for letting me gush! 

All of the awesome photos above are by Jeff Newsom