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!

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

peach bouquet | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

gray bridesmaids | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

gray groom | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

groom with grandparents pinned to inside of suit | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

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.

garden ceremony | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

thank you ceremony fans | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

groom pre-ceremony selfie | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

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.

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

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.

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

quilt guest book | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

quilt guest book | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

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.

intimate peach garden wedding | Shea Christine Photography | Glamour & Grace

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.

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

whimsical garden engagement | Kristen Booth | Glamour & Grace

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. 

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

bride getting ready | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

white bouquet | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

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.

blush bridesmaids | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

sit together there is plenty of room | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

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.

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

family prayer | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

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 :) 

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

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.

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

cake pops | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

romantic estate wedding | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

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 :)

vintage car getaway | Brittany Lauren Photography | Glamour & Grace

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

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