the wedding: part 1

So this is it. Here is our wedding. Smashed down into two blog posts (that means there is only one more).

Photos by Liesl of Photo Pink
(except no. 10, by Shawn Bannon)


makeup by Jennifer Luna

hair by Tina Lasker

dress made by Rebecca Dominguez

suit jacket by Denver Bespoke

officiant Elysia Skye

location Natural History Museum of Los Angeles


next…details, food, decor and dancing…

and in case you missed it…getting ready for the wedding

wedding sneak peek

I just couldn’t contain myself and had to share this photo from our wedding.

It’s up on the Photo Pink Blog. Go look. Seriously.

I am dying to see the rest.

In other news, we spent the weekend painting our dining room & living room and ironing curtains and making our new place extra awesome.

Did you go look at the photo yet?

Unique LA

This weekend there was not one but two craft fairs going on in Los Angeles. It’s time like these that I wish I could clone myself so that I could have¬† attended both. While I missed Renegade this year, I did get to browse the enormous Unique LA. I’ve been attending for the past few years and every event is massively bigger than the last. Viva la handmade revolution!

I wanted to share a few of the shops I was able to snap photos from, as well as a few I wasn’t able to. Like those adorable felt whales from Janie XY. So freaking cute. I have a major weakness for felties, which is probably why our apartment is teaming with them.

prints by shortstack press

One of the first booths I saw and loved was the paper goods from Shortstack Press. Very sweet designs plus I got to chat with Allison who was super nice. I loved the recipe cards.


There was a photo booth set up by Oh! Snap. Definitely the coolest photo booth I’ve ever seen. Everyone wanted their photo with the snow monster.

rad is rad t shirts

How cute are these shirts from Rad is Rad?  Super cute!

dave from taco comics

Dave from Taco Comics was painting away during the show. It was cool to see the work in progress.


Sycamore Street Press had a lovely set up. Wonderful holiday cards, a great 2011 calendar and foldable fortune teller.


There were some great home made jams from Lemon Bird. They had some seriously ingenious flavors.

liz huston and amy reed

One of the most gorgeous booths was the one shared by Liz Huston and Amy Reed. Liz had some amazing artwork and Amy is the maker of Dust jewelry. I wanted to live in their booth. Go check our their work!

collisionware bake mits

These cute pot holders were from collisionware. All the owls are great. These could totally spice up your kitchen.

sara t!

I also got to hang out for a bit with the rad Sara Tea while she DJ’ed. She kept everyone’s spirits up while they checked out the shops.

That’s all for my photo round up, but I have a few more shops to mention…

The most beautiful jewelry from Melissa Loschy. I really wanted one of her necklaces, but was shopping for gifts, not myself.

Super hot lingerie from Purrfect Pineapples who I finally got to meet. I love Erika’s designs and they’re all cruelty free.

Rad shirts from Timber Preservation Society.

There was even a vegan pie from I Heart Pies.

Lovely vintage badges from Crown and Badge Salvage Company.

It was really fun, I wish I could have roamed around all day peeking in the shops and checking out all the crafts. Can’t wait for the next one.

LA Vegan Beer Fest

This past Saturday was the first LA Vegan Beer Fest. We went with our dear friends Jannatha & Kyle. They’re beer fest pros.


Check out their beer mug beads! They also have some pretzel necklaces (which didn’t make it to this fest) for snacking while you drink.

alicia & baxter

Alicia and Baxter came along too. They were there to keep us in line. You might call them the law.

beer fest

We got these handy little mugs for sampling the beers. At about 4 oz each, they were the perfect size to get to try all the beers while still getting to enjoy each one for a little bit.

My top picks of the day were the Duvel Green, the Solace from Firestone Walker and a special edition coffee beer from Speakeasy Brewery. I was totally in love with the coffee beer actually.


While I enjoy beer, I was even more excited about the food. With a ton of trucks, serving exclusively vegan snacks, I was ready to get my grub on.

We started with the lemongrass tofu bahn mi from Mandoline Grill. You can’t go wrong with a ban mi really, but Mandoline grills up their tofu just right. Super tasty.

seabirds tacos & taquitos

We drank some more beer. We got hungry again. This event went on for a few hours, so you have to try everything possible.

Next up was the jackfruit tofu taquitos and the beer battered avocado taco from Seabirds Truck. Holy crap. I’m still in awe that there’s a completely vegan food truck, let alone one that is better than half the restaurants in Los Angeles. Beer Battered Avocado Taco. Do I have to say more? Every word is delicious!


We also got a few things from Doomie’s, which we learned is finally back in action and opening a new location in Hollywood. Stoked!


I tried their sushi, which was amazing. Who knew Doomie’s made sushi? Anyway, it was fantastic: faux tuna and faux shrimp with cream cheese, all topped with that awesome sauce.


Shawn hung out with his buddies at the Frankenstand. We had a lot of franken dogs. My favorite is the witch.

alicia, alix & jannatha

When you drink a lot of tiny cups of beer, sometimes your pictures get a little silly.

sadness of an empty glass

When you run out of beer and have to go home it is very sad. All good things must come to an end though.


Off we rode into the sunset with Kyle & Jannatha on their sweet tandem bike.

If you want to see more, Shawn has tons more photos over at Shawn’s flickr. Check ’em out.