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Kathleen & Alexander: An At-home Wedding in Altadena, CA

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Kathleen's bouquet was a mix of green, white, and blue hydrangeas.
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To coordinate with the escort cards, the ceremony programs featured a cherry blossom motif and chocolate brown print.
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Chocolate brown and celery green complemented their outdoor nuptials, which were held on the grounds of a family friend’s Craftsman-style home. Kathleen and Alexander exchanged vows in an intimate, short ceremony in the backyard, where the fruit trees, grapevines, and flowers provided natural decor.
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White linens dressed all the tables, but each was topped with a unique centerpiece that began with a square of designer fabric in the brown and green color palette
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Kathleen and Alexander's centerpieces were square vases filled with green hydrangeas. Square votives completed the look.
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As night fell, square lanterns and long strings of lights lit the area, which was also surrounded by candles inside tall glass vases along the retaining walls.
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The simple white escort cards were printed with a cherry blossom motif, which was carried over from the wedding invitations.
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Kathleen and Alexander cut into their three-tiered, square, chocolate, brown-and-white iced cake.
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As a final treat, espresso-colored boxes filled with chocolate mints and dark chocolate espresso beans were sent home as favors.

Kathleen & Alexander in Altadena, CA

Like most couples, Kathleen and Alexander have many fond memories of the holidays. The Bride Kathleen McCrea, 31, project manager The Groom Alexander Grigorov, 30, restaurant manager The Date October 7 But Christmas 2005 will always be especially memorable. As Alexander was passing glittering ornaments to Kathleen to hang, he pulled out one sparkler that wasn’t meant for the tree. “I heard him say, ‘What about this one?’ and when I turned around he was on one knee with a ring in his hand,” remembers Kathleen.
- Susan Berryman
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