Monday, June 16, 2008

REAL WEDDINGS: MARITE AND CHRIS


Marite and Chris knew from the start they wanted their wedding at The Olema Inn and Restaurant. Just a few miles from Point Reyes National Seashore, it is an ideal spot for those smaller, more intimate gatherings. Though quaint these days, Olema Inn started out with a rugged history, originally a hot spot and gathering place for loggers in the 1870s. Guests flew in from all over the world (mostly from South America) to this little country inn to celebrate with Marite and Chris . . . .
The best thing I can say about working with Marite: at no point did she stress out over small details.  Add to that a positive attitude that's contagious and she's a dream client. She ordered the 'Isme' gown from the Harlowesque Collection in a 4-ply crepe.  Here's one shot of  her gown showing off the body-hugging silk crepe, lined in habotai. The hand-rolled florals on her side drape and in her hair were handmade out of the same fabric as her gown. Here she's modeling an embossed chiffon stole. She's truly gorgeous here, her joy so apparent.


Periwinkles, lavender, green and orange were colors Marite and Chris worked into their day through florals, the food everyone ate and accents in their clothing. Looking at these magnificent arrangements from Verde Flowers, I think of nature enhanced.

Orange tulips and mixed foilage.

Sweet peas, Lillies of the Valley and Hyacinth make a beautiful bouquet.


A vanilla confection by Fat Angel Bakery, tastes as delicious as it looks. Inside: strawberries and whipped cream.


Here's one shot of Marite's gown, a body-hugging silk crepe, lined in habotai. The hand-rolled florals on her side drape and in her hair were handmade out of the same fabric as her gown. Here she's modeling an embossed chiffon stole. She's truly gorgeous here, her joy so apparent.







Ain't she sweet? Daughter Natalia's dress is a cotton/silk blend. The lavender underskirt and sash are made of linen. She is carrying a handmade basket by Cindy Brooks of Brass Paper Clip.

Kudos to Amy Perl who showed such sensitivity photographing Marite, Chris and Natalia in their most intimate moments here.
I'll be quiet now; brilliant photography needs no words . . .


And we couldn't have done it all without . . . .

Photography: Amy Perl Photography  
Gown and Dresses: Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture
Site and Catering: The Olema Inn
Flowers: Verde Flowers 

1 comment:

Britney Mayer said...

This is a beautiful piece someone put together. The country side looks like its perfect for a spring wedding.

Brit M