Get ready for one gorgeous blush wedding full of sweet DIY details! Seriously, there is almost too much to love in this wedding! All the paper goods and bunting are oh so charming and that cupcake tower is to die for! I’m especially loving the wooden silhouette cake topper!
The lovely bride Jane shares:
Paul and I had a poolside wedding on a perfect day: July 9, 2011. As the wedding drew closer, I worried myself with a bunch of questions, like “What if it’s an unbearably hot day?” and “What if someone falls into the pool?” And an even scarier thought: “What if I fall into the pool?” I know, silly, but those nightmares just seem so realistic when you’re days away from your wedding date. But on the big day, I decided to let go of every tiny worry and detail, and just enjoy it. And I’m so glad I did, because it ended up being the best day of my life, thanks to my amazing coordinator who made sure I had nothing to worry about except having fun.
My favorite part of the day was the first look. Our photographers painstakingly scoped out the area and found a GREAT spot for it — an abandoned house that gave off a “shabby chic” vibe. Everything about the first look was so special — the nerves, the anticipation, the excitement. I remember how nervous I was before turning the corner, but the moment I saw him standing there, everything just felt “right,” and we were able to share a special moment together before the craziness of the day began.
Another unforgettable moment was walking back down the aisle together as husband and wife. The feeling of joy and relief that flooded our hearts (and faces, I’m sure) was probably hugely evident the second the ceremony was over. We were SO happy to finally be married to each other, and it was an amazing experience to be able to celebrate with our closest family and friends during the reception. I just felt so loved and spoiled by the end of the day, and it truly helped us see how many special people we both have in our lives, something we’ll never take for granted.
While we did a ton of research during the wedding planning process, we both agreed that we wanted our wedding to be completely “us.” Nothing too extravagant and over-the-top. Both of our personalities are pretty simple and down-to-earth, and we tried to incorporate the sweetest details we could think of. Some of my favorite details of the day include the flag bunting and the silhouettes, and Paul did such an amazing job helping with everything by pitching in his ideas and even designing some of the elements (he’s a motion graphics designer).
Photography | Lovisa Photo
Venue | Doubletree Hotel Monrovia
Planner | Events by Evelynn
Caterer | Stonefire Grill
Florist | Creative Floral Designs
Cupcake Tower | Vanilla Bakeshop