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Los Olivos wedding

  • A Wedding Celebration at Mattei's Tavern "Under the Palms & Stars"

    During a weekend getaway from Los Angeles to the vineyards and tasting rooms of Santa Ynez Valley, Elizabeth and Michael discovered a piece of California history - and their future wedding venue - in the charming town of Los Olivos.  Elizabeth and Michael fell in love with Mattei's Tavern, an u... View Post
  • Intimate Reception Dinner with Astier de Villatte Tableware

    A stack of iron moons, black terra cotta rolled, pressed, cut, fired. Milky white dessert cups arranged in a still life with melon. Sensual and somatic - a poignant balance of refinement and imperfection was present in each detail of this intimate wedding and reception dinner. Guests gathered f... View Post
  • Santa Ynez Wedding | Custom Stationery Illustration Collaboration

    When the beautiful and talented actress, Caitlin Thompson, and producer, comedy writer, Dan Fogelman, first came to me for their wedding invitations it started with browsing wedding albums and pointing out details and suites they liked. At some point Dan said to Cait, “you can do illustrations li... View Post

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