Wedding season is upon us! Weddings can take you to some beautiful places. At the beginning of the summer, my sister and I were part of our oldest, childhood friend Eryn’s wedding in Bolinas, which is a private, rural area near Stinson Beach. Eryn had flown in from Paris, where she’s been living with her fiance for a couple years, to have a California wedding. They’re both stylish and down-to-earth at the same time, so the decor was tasteful and the festivities super fun.
Blake and I stayed with my sister and her husband at the cottage within the Sandpiper Inn. The decor had a casual, beachy vibe, and was SO close to the beach and the little town. Hope you enjoy the photo diary below!
The cottage we stayed in at the Sandpiper Inn.
I love those pillows!
We ate at Parkside Cafe quite a few times. If you visit Stinson, you should definitely have a meal there. It’s rustic, casual, and super fresh.
I love this photo I took of Kira, the youngest little bridesmaid!
Let the hair and makeup begin!
Hair train! Eryn has been a master french braider since childhood!
All the bridesmaids got to choose their own dress – some variation of a nude maxi. I love the beaded gown Chelsea went with.
How pretty are these head wreathes we each got to wear?
Alexis, ever the goofball, strikes a pose.
I die. She looks so beautiful!
The happy couple.
As the guests arrived and found their seats atop a hill for the ceremony, the bride and bridesmaids headed to a cottage on the farm where the wedding took place. It was super cozy and pretty – perfect place to hang out before it all got started.
From the cottage, we bridesmaids could see all the guests making a pilgrimage up to the hilltop ceremony.
My sister, Michelle, glowing in her last month of pregnancy!
Wonderfully wild bouquets!
It seems that Instax is the new photo booth at weddings, right? Love it.
Tasty California fare.
The band was bluegrass, which we’d learned to dance to (steps and all!) the night before.
Hi! My name is Vanessa Labi and you're reading Babesicle, a collection of personal style, home decor inspiration, beauty and travel. I'm a California girl seeking style and inspiration in the every day. A few of my favorite things: writing, car dancing, sweet potato fries, funk & soul, the golden hour, Zumba, and whiskey cocktails.