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A Kid-Friendly, At-Home Northern California Wedding


With a forty-children-strong musical parade!

Ilana, Hot Biker-Mama, PhD Student & Todd, Musician

One sentence sum-up of the wedding vibe: Fun and relaxed celebration times set along the shore. Sound track for reading: “Rainbow Connection” by Kermit the Frog

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Favorite Thing About the Wedding: The kids, the pies, and the amazing music.


The Info:

Photographer: Helena and Laurent Photography | Location: Inverness, CA | Venue: Family home in Inverness | Ilana’s Dress: Nicole Miller | Amazing Paella for the Rehearsal Dinner: From Paella Del Reyes

 

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  • Anon

    I am in love with everything about this wedding. And, in particular, THAT DRESS.

  • Laura C

    Uh, sperm? Color me curious.

    • vegankitchendiaries

      Types of whale… ? (The one next to it says ‘blue’)

      This is beautiful photography of a beautiful day! Really, really stunning!

      • Laura C

        Ah-ha! I couldn’t quite make that one out. Thanks.

  • jashshea

    Kazoos, whale tables and m’fing PAELLA!?! Dayum.

    • Kayjayoh

      Yay kazoos parade! We are having that, too. Hopefully, they will be playing “Here Comes the Bride” but who knows what it will actually be. :)

      And yes, I want paella in my mouth right now. It’s lunchtime. That looks so good.

    • Caitlin_DD

      I am so glad you said it was a whale table. All makes sense now.

  • http://readingandthensome.blogspot.com/ Martha Smith

    What a beautiful dress! Love the simplicity of this whole affair :-) And the food looks amazing!!!!!!!

  • sara

    whoa, this is amazing. we are having paella and pie for our wedding, this makes me even more excited! what a beautiful wedding!

    • jashshea

      I’m incredibly jealous that I didn’t think of a pie and paella themed wedding. You’re all geniuses!

  • Michigan Sara

    Holy wah, that pan of paella looks amazing!

  • Gina

    Wow, just wow. I can’t even pick one favorite thing.

  • Ally

    The fit of her dress is perfection – total bridal model!

  • Erin

    Stunning – all of it. Congratulations!!!

  • Sarah E

    Perfect soundtrack. I mean, Kermit the Frog?! Perfect.

  • StevenPortland

    I always appreciate and love seeing weddings that are kid friendly. I really loved that you started it off with the kids musical parade. I also loved the photo of your daughter up in the front with you during the ceremony. That’s what happened during ours as well. Everything looks perfect!

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  • AKH

    Need to know where she got that dress!!!!

  • Stefan Salvatore

    Arrangement about this wedding looks very different especially for the children, here children enjoying the wedding which is very less to seen on other weddings..
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