9 Jun

A crafty Southern California wedding: Julie + Tyler

categories Real Weddings

Today we have a wedding from Tyler Branch that is going to leave your heart happy. It’s full of family heirlooms, pretty colors, and a fantabulous guest book!

Crafty Southern Wedding

Crafty Southern Wedding

Crafty Southern Wedding

Crafty Southern Wedding

Crafty Southern Wedding

To complete the look they wanted in the courtyard while saving a few bucks, Julie placed vintage fabrics inside embroidery hoops and hung them from the trees!

Crafty Southern Wedding

Crafty Southern Wedding

Wanting to incorporate as many family heirlooms as she could, Julie and her mother created these one-of-a-kind table numbers made from buttons that had been collected from all over the world by Julie’s late great aunt. Also worked into each table arrangement was the addition of her great aunts’ delicate lace collections. We hope there were no spills at these tables!

Crafty Southern Wedding

Crafty Southern Wedding

Julie’s grandmother has always recorded her life’s milestones with a painting, so there was no doubt that she was going to preserve Julie’s wedding with a personalized painting. She painted a large tree standing on the Newport Beach coast with their initials. Guests came up filling each leaf with their signature – sweet idea for a guest book!

Crafty Southern Wedding

Crafty Southern Wedding

We told you! Isn’t your heart happy after hearing all the details? And, because we know you all love to see the behind-the-scenes of how these great weddings go down, here’s a special video from Paperback Weddings. Congrats Julie & Tyler!

Photography: Tyler Branch / Venue: The Villa / Cinematographer: paperback weddings / Coordinator: In the Moment / Flowers: Floral Occasions / Styling: Ribbons & Rust / Makeup: Bridal Rouge / Hair: Beach Bridal Beauty / Cake: Susie Cakes / DJ: Jeff Holmes / Dress: Monique Lhuillier

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  1. I blogged hopped over from Decor 8 this morning. To find that this is the most inspiring wedding post i have ever read. I love your blog. I think that Julies wedding looks like a true reflection of her and Tyler.

    Have a wonderful day!

  2. Wow!! What a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful wedding. All the tiny details are just perfect.

  3. Gorgeous wedding! The altar is so unique and the escort cards and menu are the perfect touches.

  4. the wedding was gorgeous! and then i watched the video and it is so obvious that they love each other – what a beautiful day! congratulations!

  5. Thank you for sharing this beautiful wedding! I was so honored to be a part of it. It was so fun incorporating all of Julie’s special family heirlooms. That video is a tear jerker, get your tissues ready! All vendors were amazing to work with :)

  6. I love how the cake is decorated with the chamomile flowers. That’s a great touch!

  7. Thank you so much for posting our special day!! Everything turned out perfect with the help of our AMAZING vendor team – Floral Occasions, Ribbons and Rust, Tyler Branch and Paperback Weddings brought our dream to life!!

  8. Hooray! Thanks 100 Layer cake! I love this couple! And this wedding! And these vendors!! =) Lots of love and many adventures to Julie & Tyler! xo

  9. Thanks for the post…yes, I cried at work! Love the video!

  10. That was so awesome, so refreshing, such an amazing day. I loved it, thank you so much for sharing. Congratulations Julie and Tyler, I’m sure you’ll be happy together forever!

  11. I wanted to mention you guys in a tweet, but I can’t freaking find a “follow me on twitter” button anywhere on your blog. I don’t know your twitter username:( Sad day. I’m still putting a link to this blog post though. Just thought you’d want to know that you it would be an awesome addition and make it easier for people to follow you if it was easy to find on the blog:) Great work! Peace, @rachelrusso

  12. Thanks so much for featuring this amazing wedding! Julie and Tyler are such a great couple, such a heartfelt wedding. it was an honor to be there to capture their day!

  13. What a sweet wedding & couple! Their love is quite evident when watching their film. The chamomile flowers on the cake are a nice touch & kudos to Paperback for using a Bon Iver track.

  14. everything about this entire post is perfect. Love the photos. I LOVE that venue (shot there a couple weeks ago and it is now on “my list”, and that video. oh that video brought tears to my eyes! Congrats Julie and Tyler. It’s obvious that the two of you were meant for each other :)

  15. completely amazing wedding!! I love those table centres so so much, and Julie’s dress is stunning.

  16. Monique Lhuillier does it again. The back of her dress is beautiful. Gorgeous Wedding!

  17. What a lovely wedding and who doesn’t love a sparkler send-off!

  18. That was the sweetest and most thoughtful wedding I’ve seen in such a long time. I cried! God Bless them.

  19. gorgeous! gorgeous! gorgeous! i love all the handcrafted details. so pretty! and billy balls…yes!

  20. If this video doesn’t show love, regardless of the fact that it was a wedding, then I don’t know what does. The cinematography is superb, but the people are also absolutely fabulous! Congratulations to T and J! Thanks for sharing your wonderful video! I hope my someday wedding will show as much love as yours!

  21. Hi Rachel, our Twitter button is on our right column below the ads :)

  22. What an amazing blog post – the specialness of this wedding and Julie & Tyler’s love is truly shown through these photos and especially the video.

    Julie, where did you find your hair piece? I absolutely LOVE it!!


  23. A triumph of a wedding by the looks of it. Not only does it look divine but also has a personalised stamp of individuality to it. Fantastic stuff!

  24. beautiful pictures with such a romantic, vintage theme. love all the soft, gorgeous colors captured in the shots. the bride and groom look SO happy!

  25. Such a sweet wedding! Does anyone know where the moss covered letters are from??

  26. I LOVE the centerpieces and table numbers. If I had a rustic vintage wedding, I would use something similar. Sooo adorable and unique.

  27. So much to swoon over. This wedding is like a dream. Beautiful bride, perfect dress, whimsical decor, light yet lush florals….
    Well done.

  28. Beautiful. Makes me want to get married all over again! :)

  29. Beautiful! Anyone knows the title of the first song that’s playing in the video?

  30. i like the family tree. great idea

  31. Oh my gosh, beautiful! I really love the letters on the wooden doors. Super creative!

  32. The video totally chocked me up! This couple looks so happy and in love. Their beautiful wedding really celebrated such a special day. The best of luck to them!

  33. Jesse….we made those moss covered initials. Hand held scroll saw, sheet moss and lots of moss pins. Oh, yeah and patience and an hour or two.

  34. Beautiful photos. great video really capturing the moment and their love …beautiful:) All the best to the couple.

  35. his card to her! waterworks! so precious so beautiful!

  36. beautiful touches and I love her dress.

  37. Holy Moley Frickitty Fark…. i am crying happy tears of joy at my desk at work. Beautiful beautiful… what’s not to love about these two? ahhhh i’m gonna swoon for the rest of the afternoon .. no work, just daydreaming of a day as perfect as this for myself

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  39. LOVE! Who did their stationary?

  40. wow..I don’t know you guys but I loved your wedding pics and video…..

  41. This wedding is one of my favorites, all the vendors involved are so talented. I’m wondering who the officiant was for the wedding?

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