Saturday, June 26, 2010

Real Wedding Weekend: Dianne & Peter

This is my last post about this fabulous wedding I had the privilege to be a part of.  Dianne and Pete's photographer, Mike Steelman, so generously shared these gorgeous photos with me, how can I NOT share them all with you ... well there were actually more, but I chose some of my favorites ~ love the one above of the happy bride! Mike really is one of the kindest photographers I have ever worked with. He even took the invitation suite I designed and shot it in various locations for me. I loved them all, as you can see, since I included them in my last three posts!  I especially like these with the misson in the background.
Thank you, Mike!!!

Dianne and Pete chose to have a destination wedding in beautiful Monterey, California. They wanted a small intimate wedding of only 65 of their closest friends and family members and thought this would be the perfect location. Their ceremony was held at this historic Carmel Mission in Carmel. Dianne's cousin was married in the Basilica the year before and Dianne has visited the mission during family trips since she was a little girl.

Dianne’s wedding gown was designed by Lazaro. She met him the day she picked up her gown. After taking pictures with the designer, Lazaro drew a sketch of her gown as a special wedding keepsake.


 ~so sweet! 

The Knudsens wedding reception was held at Monterey Peninsula Country Club on Pebble Beach. Dianne and Pete knew the picturesque surroundings would create a fairytale setting for their friends and family to enjoy and remember.

The couple took eight family members and friends with them on a portion of their honeymoon in Napa Valley. After a few days touring through wine country they took off by themselves to San Fransisco, Big Sur, and back to Carmel.

I have no doubt these two love birds walked off into the sunset...

...and will live happily ever after.
invitations and programs ~ a fine line
photography ~ mike steelman


  1. Your lettering is breathtaking Dana! A pefect match for such an elegant an intimate wedding celebration. The photos are lovely!

  2. Dianne DerbyJune 26, 2010

    Ahhhh! Dana you are soooo kind to put this together for me. I just treasure my invitation (as you very well know). How lovely to be part of your work.
    Dianne Derby Knudsen

  3. Beautiful pictures Dana! They look like a very happy couple!!!

  4. Hi Dana, What a pleasure to stop by for a ray of sunshine. Just what the doctor ordered. Simply beautiful!! Many hugs my friend. xo

  5. Lovely photos. Such a beautiful setting that must have been.

  6. Oh Dana,
    Dianne & Pete's special day looked so so magical & your touch sprinkled the fairy dust on top just perfectly~
    Job well done my friend!