We are starting off sweet and simple this week with an intimate garden wedding from Shea Christine. This wedding is so family centric and filled with love. I love that the bride chose to use her parent’s wedding colors! Such a special way to include family in your day. The groom also honored his family by having a pin with his grandparents’ portraits on the inside of his suit. You see brides pinning portraits to bouquets a lot and it is great that the grooms are joining in too.
When Alex and I first started thinking about the wedding we wanted everybody to feel like they came to our house for a family dinner. That started the whole vintage/rustic feel and color scheme with choosing my parents wedding color, peach! We wanted to update it with adding touches of gray and ivory and we could be more thrilled with how everything turned out!
Alex and I chose NOT to do a first look and we were so glad. The moment we saw each other was right out of a fairy tale, not only was it beautiful but the love and dedication I saw in his eyes was a moment I will always cherish.
The most important thing thing for us planning was NO STRESS!!! Although we had many DIY projects, we wanted it to be as stress free as possible.
We made all the stationery from Save the dates to programs. We wanted to incorporate the colors we chose as well as the venue feel. We also made all the flowers, we ordered them from local vendors to save on cost. The only ‘must have’ flower I wanted were Juliet gardens roses which our vendor was able to have flown in for us! I felt so spoiled. Watching my husband’s step-dad (hes a very burly man from the georgia mountains) and my husband help with the flowers was priceless! The day of the wedding my brothers (Doug, David and Adam) helped set-up the chairs and all the accessories even taking the left over flowers and dressing the vines behind the ceremony spot.
The memories we will share were getting everything together as a family. My ‘mother-in-love’ Susan doesn’t live around us so having her and my mom Robin together to help with all the details was truly special.
Photography | Shea Christine Photography | Venue and Catering | International Polo Club | Dessert | Adina’s Cakery | Gown | Liv Harris from Vows | Veil | Veiled Beauty | Accessories | Nordstrom | Suit | Macy’s | Hair | A & G Salon | Makeup | Emily Wootten MAC
Kristen Booth‘s work can only be described as dreamy and romantic and this engagement session does not disappoint. Set in the beautiful Los Angeles County Arboretum, this whimsical garden shoot is too beautiful for words. Does it get any prettier than a tulle skirt and a rowboat? I don’t think so.
Pink and gold is one of my favorite color combinations, so I obviously fell in love with this estate wedding from Brittany Lauren. There are also tons of DIY and handmade details, so I’m falling even more. The tulle wrapped vases and the gorgeous dahlias are so romantic. And the ceremony seating sign is charming and sweet! What is your favorite detail?
I really wanted my wedding to be timeless. I choose the colors blush and light gold because I felt it was perfect for the time of year and I really wanted everything to be soft and natural. My venue was on a 30 acre estate and couldn’t have been more fitting for my vision. The barn ( reception area) was a barn out of magazine with huge chandeliers, a stoned fireplace, and so much more. The whole property was just stunning from the little man made lake to the rustic barns and blue skies for days. I would say my wedding was a mixture of classic elegance with a little bit of rustic.
All my bridesmaids wore the same color (blush) and length of dress but with all different styles and textures. I just really wanted to embrace each girl individually.
My favorite part was walking down the aisle. I was nervous prior not knowing what to expect with having all eyes on me. But it was such a surreal and magical moment that I will never forget. Both of our eyes were full of tears and I just couldn’t wait to start our life’s together.
The most important part to us during planning was to take in every moment. We wanted to enjoy the process and made sure we never lost sight of what it was all about. Love :)
I am fortunate enough to have a crafty and clever mother and mother in law. My mom made all of the desserts including cake pops and cupcakes (and my grandma made her famous “peanut butter balls”). Joan my mother in law made all our signs for the bar, dessert table, card holder, reception area, etc.
My other favorite part was the reception. Seeing all of our loved ones who supported and cared for us was such an amazing feeling. We ate, drank, and danced! Not much more I could ask for :)
Photography | Brittany Lauren Photography | Venue | Willow Lake Estates | Florist | Vava Bloom Florist | Rentals | Barclay Rentals | Paper Goods | American Wedding | Gown | David Tutera from Sincerely the Bride | Accessories | Sincerely the Bride | Jewelry | Nordstroms | Groom’s Attire | Men’s Wearhouse | Hair | Halo Designs Salon | Makeup | Portland Make up and Hair | DJ | Bust A Move