I Do II - The Buzz

One of my first blogging pals was Carolyn from THE BUZZ. I love her style and she is so so nice! Her blog for her family company (sound familiar??) is one of my daily reads. Be sure to check it out if you are not a regular reader. I am delighted to have Carolyn as the next guest in the series I Do II

While Carolyn's wedding 18 years ago was dreamy – small white church, blue skies, elegant flower-filled reception at the country club – there are times when she and her husband travel to new places and say to each other “what a perfect setting for a party!” Big Sur is one of those places and who wouldn’t love to attend a wedding in a large rustic barn overlooking the Pacific Ocean?! And just because the barn is rustic doesn’t mean it can’t be beautifully decorated with crystal chandeliers and fairy lights, the tables dressed with china and silver, a color scheme of peach, apricot and gold throughout.

While Carolyn's hubby would prefer a more casual attire (no black tie, please!), Carolyn would opt for a fabulous frock from Eli Saab or Naeem Kahn. Perhaps she could convince him to wear crisp linen shorts and a jacket? Given that they both love California style, the menu would be farm to table cuisine with plenty of California wines on hand. After a night filled with music and dancing, they would make sure everyone left the party with something in hand – a pretty box of macaroons from Laduree and poppers filled with fun surprises.

P.S. If Carolyn's husband is reading this post, she suggests possibly celebrating your 20th anniversary in Big Sur?

Photos: Pinterest, Matchbook Magazine, Style Me Pretty, Brunch at Saks and Rifle Paper


  1. Now this is a plan! I love Carolyn and Cynthia's blog. The company, Diane James Home, is fabulous too!! Two really great ladies,and a great blog!
    Happy Friday, Jeanne.

  2. Love the color scheme and not surprisingly, Carolyn picked two of my favorite designers!! Sounds like an I Do II I'd love to attend!

  3. What a lovely celebration!
    So alive! Shorts and all!

  4. Oh what fabulous picks! No surprises here though - tons of style abounds at the Buzz! I wouldn't trade my husband either, but there are so many different options available for brides today, I wouldn't mind throwing a party either!

  5. Of course Carolyn would come up with something delightful and beautiful. Such beautiful details. That's a party I would love to attend. And I think a 20th Anniversary celebration in Big Sur sounds like a lovely way to mark the years!
    Terrific series!

  6. Thanks for having me over, Kate, and I hope you enjoyed the party!

  7. It sounds dreamy, of course!!!! Big Sur has been on my list for quite some time. Post Ranch Inn anyone?!!! I've got my pink champagne in hand and lift my glass to the happy couple!!!

    xoxo Elizaeth

  8. Carolyn has such amazing taste and her wedding plans show that. Big Sur would be wonderful, such a gorgeous area with views of the ocean. Love her color pallete and the elegance surrounded with the rustic setting, perfection.
    Happy Weekend,

  9. Love her elegant ideas...cannot imagine it getting better than a rustic barn overlooking the Pacific! Wow..thats what I would call a dreamy wedding!

  10. Oh my this is such visual beauty, I love the peach colors! Have a wonderful weekend!

  11. Of course Carolyn came up with something gorgeous! Sounds absolutely perfect! Here's hoping your hubby was reading this! x