It’s all about the florals in today’s Canada garden wedding from Jamie Delaine. The lush purple hued arrangements pair perfectly with the floral inspired paper goods. And I love the touch of whimsy with the custom totes and jams for favors.
We wanted an outdoor summer wedding with a casual and cozy atmosphere.
My favorite part of the day was when we were getting ready in the morning as well as watching the florists setting up for the ceremony venues.
We wanted to keep everything simple but memorable.
Photography | Jamie Delaine Photography | Ceremony | Van Dusen Botanical Garden | Reception Venue | Rosewood Hotel Georgia | Florist | Celsia Floral | Decor | Spruce Vintage Rentals | Cake | Diplomat Bakery | Invitations | Shichijiro | Gown | Vera Wang from Blush Bridal | Shoes | Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids | Monique Lhuillier from Bisou Bridal | Hair | Yuki Lam | Groom’s Attire | Brown’s Tailor | Favors | Greaves Jams | Totes | Wedding Chicks
It’s hard not to love a beach engagement session and this one captured by Danielle Bacon Photography is too dreamy to miss. The El Matador State Beach was the perfect location for this couple to show their California love. And of course the bride’s dress is amazing and so gorgeous set against the ocean.
Warning: this bride’s smile is contagious and you are pretty much guaranteed to leave this page smiling. Not to mention all the bright colors in this California beach wedding that will get you super excited for summer. Plus, the images captured by Caroline + Ben Photography are just stunning! I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better captured first look or first dance image.
The theme for the wedding was vintage coastal Spain. Everything really fell into place when we selected Casa Romantica as our venue. Casa Romantica is the oldest house in San Clemente and has a very Spanish mission feel with a open garden in the middle and beautiful 360 degree views of the ocean from the terrace that is surrounded by gardens.
We both really wanted to the wedding to be a representation of the love we have for each other and an opportunity for us to have a wonderful time with friends and family. We actually had events starting on Wednesday that went through Sunday and we rented a large beach house for all of our family to stay in. We hosted our rehearsal dinner and after party at the beach house and it had a wonderful family feel to it.
The dresses and table linens were very soft using rose, lace and burlap so that the bright flowers could really shine. Even the dress I ended up selected incorporated the theme with spanish lace down the back and along the bottom. I am by no means the most creative person, but we did have personal touches throughout. We did chalk boards as signs, made homemade body scrubs in mason jars for wedding gifts and table numbers from mini chalk boards.
We also wanted to incorporate parts of each others’ personalities and family into the wedding wherever possible. So my cousin made our wedding cake, our good friend catered our rehearsal dinner and another good friend actually got ordained and married us. We choose to write out own vows, which brought a special touch and in place of a guest book we had everyone sign a surfboard.
Photography | Caroline + Ben Photography | Venue | Casa Romantica | Planning | Imagine That | Florist | The Vines Leaf | Cake | Heather Ann Johnson | Catering and Rentals | Iva Lees | Gown | Galia Lahav from The White Dress | Bridesmaid Dresses | Dessy | Hair | Alexis Tolman | Makeup | Sonya Talamantes | Videography | A Touch of Soul Productions