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lost & Found

7 Dec

We’re about half-way there, it’s nearing the end of 2011, AND it’s Christmas time. This has definitely been the busiest year ever, but all in the name of love! Nearing the six-month mark, we pretty much have most of our major vendors booked, and are hoping that in the next few months we will be able to focus solely on our DIY-projects. No procrastinating! As we mentioned before, we are going for a vintage-romantic look for the wedding, and we are hoping that every little piece we bring into our celebration doesn’t go unnoticed. With that said, we have been very detail-oriented as far as planning the decor. This has been the most fun so far!

We’ve been scouring thrift shops and flea markets, and have a great collection already, but for bigger pieces, we considered an alternative to buying and storing in our own home. Big couch in the dining room? No, thank you :P. That’s where Found Vintage Rentals comes in. Located in Fullerton, Found is a rental company that rents everything from vintage glass jars and crates, to old doors, to vintage wingbacks and couches for all events. However, their specialty is weddings and wedding design, and they have been featured over and over in several bridal magazines and blogs. Ozzie and I visited their warehouse a couple months ago, and I swear I wanted to move into it! Either that, or stuff everything in my pocket lol. Check out some of our iphone-ography from our visit 😉

It was very easy to make an appointment to talk about design and to take a glance at their vast collection. Ozzie and I definitely used our meeting as inspiration, and are still in the process of doing our own “finding.” When the time comes, we definitely know who to go to for extras. Here are a few photos of Found’s featured design and collection for you to drool over…

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heritage museums

8 Aug

We love the idea of using state parks, museums, or natural/historic centers for our wedding venue because it’s very eco-friendly and green. With that said, any of the above mentioned venues take a portion, if not all of the proceeds and donates it for preservation and/or education, etc. On top of that, all national and state parks, museums, and historic centers are super budget-friendly, just fyi for future brides. 😉 In fact, we looked at two outdoor heritage museums, one being in Orange County, and the other being in greater Los Angeles.

Heritage Museum of Orange County

This museum is located in a quiet pocket in Santa Ana, and is surrounded by lots of trees, perfect for an outdoor ceremony/reception. The site hosts up to 250 people, and what we loved most about this place are the options! Besides having a gorgeous backdrop of trees and historic houses, there are several open garden spaces to choose from whether you choose to have your ceremony under the garden gazebo, or just your reception in the canopied brick patio.

Heritage Square Museum, Los Angeles

If this museum wasn’t so far of a drive for us, it would definitely make my TOP TWO choices for our wedding venues! I absolutely fell in love with this outdoor location. It is very similar to the above mentioned Heritage Museum of Orange County, except the scenery is a little more colorful and vintage-looking. It has all the components I love, including the romantic under-the-trees setting, along with the quirky, colorful vintage backdrop that makes it so much fun. I totally saw a lot of creative potential for this venue, and still keep it in mind. 🙂