Classic Outdoor California Wedding

A few months back Michele contact us via our Etsy Shop for one of our signature item, the flower petal garland backdrop.  She was so sweet during our conversation, and was glad to have worked with her in helping with her wedding planning.  Michele kindly contacted us back after her wedding was over, to show us a picture of how she used the flower petals, and we were blown away!  She and her husband Marcus looked amazing on their special day, and obviously madly in love with each other.  Loving what we saw in the one little photo she sent us, we had to see more of these love birds and share it with the world. This beautiful outdoor California wedding could not have been a better fit for Michele and her classic beauty.  Her choices of minimal colors and decor all work together so well to emphasize their special moment of that day. Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding Flower Petal Garland Altar

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding Flower Petal Garland Altar

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding Flower Petal Garland Altar

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Michele’s advise for your wedding day:

“Make sure to have fun, dance, eat and take a few moments to sit back and look around and take it all in! The day goes by fast but it will be the best day of your life as long as you have fun! My husband and I stopped everything went outside and watched the sunset together it was our “take a deep breathe moment”

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding Flower Petal Garland Altar

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding Flower Petal Garland Altar

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

artsy classical outdoor california wedding

We met from across the country asIlived in NYC and Marcus in California. We stumbled across each other and decided to meet when I planned a trip to California. Since then we have been inseparable. We both say, as cliche as it sounds, that it was “love at first sight”. We began our first journey together which was a 5,000 mile, cross country road trip from New York  to California. From that point on we knew that we could not be apart. We were engaged a little less than a year later and had our dream wedding August 15,2014.  We couldn’t be happier and can now truly say that fairy tales and soul mates do exist!”Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Artsy Classic Outdoor Romantic California Wedding

Wedding reception/Ceremony: Casa Romantica, San Clemente California
Flowers by: Desdemonia Gilbert
Wedding Planner: Priscilla Granger
Dress: Aire Barcelona purchased at The White dress, Corona del Mar
Photographer: Dawn Lowrey  www.dstylephoto.com
Band: Southland Mega Groove
DJ: DJ Nathan Shane
Wedding Officient: Travis Barton
Caterer: Carbonara Trattoria
Hair: Jamie Chan from Images Salon, Corona del Mar, CA
Makeup: Mac makeup studio Crystal
Cake: Cinderella Bakery
Rental Vendor: Signature rentals
Jewelry hand made: Renee Pawele
Invitations and stationary: www.momentaldesigns.com
Flower petal garland: The Little Canopy

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Putting Together the Perfect Reception Table for Your Wedding with BHLDN

Hi Everyone!

Today I’m honored to feature a guest blog from BHLDN! If you are recently engaged or are already married, I’m sure you have drooled over BHLDN’s beautiful wedding dresses and wedding decors.  Their artsy yet romantic wedding decors are suitable for any weddings, and also great for keepsake for your new home :)  BHLDN has put together a great post about how to create a perfect reception table for your wedding.  Enjoy!

 

Putting Together the Perfect Reception Table for Your Wedding with BHLDN

Whether it’s a romantic vineyard soiree, beachfront banquet, casual garden party or rustic barnyard bash, the setting of your wedding determines the overall tone for the event. Once you’ve selected the venue and chosen an overall theme for your special day, the next step is finding the perfect décor that will really bring the party to life.

When it comes to impressing your guests, start with the first place their attention will be drawn… your reception tables! Putting together the perfect display may seem overwhelming but with a little help from our friends at BHLDN you can make your tabletops the talk of the party.

 

Romantic Vineyard Wedding

If you’ll be celebrating your big day under the stars, use soft tabletop lighting for your centerpieces to add to the romantic aura of the evening.

Transparent Argyle Votive Bric-A-Brac Votives

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Incorporate metallic details into your display for a look that is both sophisticated and glamorous. Table numbers, place cards, table runners and vases are a great way to achieve this romantic look.

Mercury Glass Table Numbers Gilded Chevron Runner Late Afternoon Vases

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Beachfront Banquet

For brides planning a special seaside celebration, it’s all about the texture. Incorporate natural elements like wood and decorations reminiscent of seashells to subtly enhance your surroundings while keeping the overall look fresh and fun.

Wooden Box Planters Celebration Crinkle Fans

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Calming blue and green hues can also help to tie in a sea-inspired color palette.

Nightfall Votives Marseilles Table Runner

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Garden Party

There is a certain whimsical element to outdoor garden receptions; the flowers, the grass, the open evening air. Make your guests feel as though they’ve just stepped into a fairytale with tabletop décor featuring pops of color and floral details for an added touch of ethereal beauty.

Garden Confetti Parlour Pitcher Hothouse Foliage Place Cards

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Barnyard Bash

Having your reception in an otherwise “simple” location doesn’t mean you have to forgo elements of glamour in your décor. To keep a barn wedding country chic, incorporate antique tableware and items with rustic finishes for effortless charm.

Distressed Pedestal Clip Proprietor’s Keys Antiqued Brass Table Numbers

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No matter the wedding venue or theme that you choose, your guests are sure to be in awe with tables that look like these!

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Inspiration Board: Aqua Wedding

wedding-inspiration-board-aqua-color-theme-ideasAqua! Such a fresh color that you just can’t get tired of seeing! Aqua and teal will make your wedding decor pop and stand out for sure! Enjoy.

bug vase centerpiece / bridesmaid dresses / groomsmen shoes / birdcage table decor / teal chrysanthemum flower design / hydrangea bouquet / aqua heels / cupcakes

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DIY Colorful Yarn Pom Pom Ball Decoration

wedding-diy-easy-colorful-yarn-poof-ball-decorationsLearn how to make these cute little pom pom decorations in three easy steps! So cute!!

DIY Yarn Poof Ball Decorations Tutorial

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Favorites: Tiny Brass Leaves + Feathers Gold Crown

wedding-favorites-fraxinelle-tiny-brass-leaves-feathers-halo-headpiece-crownAbsolutely gorgeous! It’s a vintage romantic goddess vibe with this beautiful handmade gold leaves and feathers crown! And with that drop veil! Loving it!

Fraxinelle Tiny Brass Leaves + Feathers Gold Crown by Mignonne Handmade

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Inspiration: Desert Wedding Ideas

inspiration-photo-dessert-wedding-ideasHappy Mondays are started with a beautiful dress! This week’s inspiration photo is from a gorgeous and romantic desert photo shoot! If this does not make your Monday better, I don’t know what will.

See more from this shoot here!

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Inspiration Board: Sexy Wedding Dress Backs

Inspiration Board: Sexy Wedding Dress Backs

Needed a little dose of sexy backs this week! Remember, when you walk down the aisle and stand at the altar, your guests are staring at your back for a good while. Give them something pretty to look at! Enjoy!

Reading order ::  1  /  2  /  3  /  4  /  5  /  6  /  7

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DIY Hammered Spoon Place Cards

wedding-diy-tutorial-hammered-silver-spoon-name-place-cardsThis requires a letterpress alphabet set, but how pretty would these hammered spoon place cards be? Acts as a great gift for your guests to take home too, so maybe worth the investment! Enjoy!

Hammered Spoon Tutorial here!

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Favorites: Pink Layered Tulle Skirt

wedding-favorites-pink-layered-tulle-skirtOh, swoon! This flowy pink layered tulle skirt is just darling! Loving the way it dances around the legs! This would be perfect for your bridal shower, reception, or any day really!

Women Tulle Tutu Skirt by Xiaolizi

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Inspiration: Hot Pink Bouquet

wedding-inspiration-photo-bride-bouquet-bright-colorsStarting off the week with this beautiful hot pink bouquet inspiration! Intricate and romantic!

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