it is with much anticipation that i present to you james and lynnette’s wedding! you may remember this lovable couple from their engagement shoots inspired by their favorite movie, “UP!” (click HERE for part 1 and click HERE for part 2). to my amazement, the shoots spread like wildfire on the internet being viewed by hundreds of thousands of photography and movie enthusiasts, going viral and being picked up by blogs and websites galore! just to name a few, the images were featured on the wedding chicks, moviefone’s inside movies, buzzfeed, 100 layer cake, geekosystem, digital wedding forum, cartoonbrew, betty beguiles, disney dreaming, my modern metropolis, disney wedding blog and on and on. BUT… the coolest thing of all was that with all the web traffic somehow the images reached the office of PIXAR and straight into the office of the writers and producers of the movie, “UP!” i received a phone call saying how much they loved the photos and wanted to send lynnette and james a special wedding gift of congratulations (scroll to the very LAST image of this set to see the amazing gift)! AMAZING! i just was overwhelmed with the outpouring of kind words of positive encouragement from photographers and lovers of love all over the globe… thank you! thank you! thank you! the most wonderful part of it all, though, was the fact that we really never intended for the shoots to be popular. lynnette and james had a great vision and i was so inspired by their passion for life, each other and their favorite movie and it all just stemmed from that!
and now a few words from lynnette about their wedding inspiration:
“After 8 years of growing in love, James and I decided to invite our closest friends and family to celebrate our marriage and everyone in our lives who brought us together. It was as much about our friends and family as it was about us. We were engaged in our favorite vintage photo booth at the Musee Mechanique in San Francisco, so we knew from the beginning that we had to have a photo booth at the wedding and everyone had a great time taking photos in it! We wanted the wedding to be unique, personal, intimate and beautiful which it turned out to be all of those things! We wanted every aspect to represent “us” from the handmade save the dates and invitations to the picnic blankets and baskets we used in lieu of chairs at the ceremony. We had one of our best friends perform the ceremony which meant so much to us. It was so special saying our own self written vows and “crossing our hearts” to love each other rather than saying “I do”. Our wedding was loosely based on our favorite Pixar movie “UP” so we included picnic baskets, grape soda, a painted mailbox and a few balloons! “UP” was such an inspiring love story to us because the love that Ellie and Carl shared was truly everlasting. We consider everyday together an adventure!”
i have grown to consider lynnette and james like family. they embrace life, they find humor in the midst of frustration and i just am so darn humbled by their childlike love for one another. how lucky i have been and continue to be by being a part of their lives. xoxo
james surprised lynnette by filling her dressing room with balloons and from each balloon hung a photo of the two of them from over the years.james planned another “UP!” inspired surprise for lynnette for during the ceremony. he tied her ring onto a stick tied to balloons, hid it behind his groomsmen’s feet and had it “floated” to her when it was time to exchange rings. how romantic is that?!ok, how pretty is this dessert bar?? lynnette & her mom own their own cupcake boutique (cupcakery) and all the goodies tasted better than they looked, too! 😉
* here it is…. the GIFT from PIXAR!!!!! it reads… “lynnette & james… we are so happy that our movie inspired your beautiful engagement photos. we love them and wanted to send a little gift to say – congratulations! – jonas rivera” AND a special drawing for them by pete docter saying “have a great adventure together!”
Vendors: floral: kate at flowerwild events, photo booth: capital photo booth, catering: eco caters, cupcakes and desserts: cupcakery cupcake bakery and boutique (in thousand oaks – the bride & her mother’s own cupcake shop!), bride: melissa sweet, bridesmaids: anthropologie, groom & groomsmen: j crew, location: saddlerock ranch, cake topper: lollipopworkshop on Etsy, love: everyone!, vintage picnic baskets, hankies and blankets!