Highland Springs wedding: Karl + Gina

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The couple that designs together and has Jackie Wonders photograph their wedding, stays together. Meet Karl + Gina – super adorable, talented and happily married duo behind Kymera Studio, a sunny San Diego based design company. We have the honor of sharing their elegant and intimate wedding with you. This one is full of sweet goodies and might possibly take first place for having the cutest invitation suites we ever laid eyes on!

Want to know all the deets on these cuties? Here’s Gina to break it down:

We designed our own invitations – truly a labor of love! We had them printed locally in San Diego by Blend. Since we only needed 40 invitations printed, it was more cost effective to use their Indigo Press, as opposed to a regular offset press, plus the Indigo Press is capable of producing wonderfully vibrant colors. We then had them laser cut into an ornate shape, which is more cost effective than a die-cut for smaller runs. Since our wedding took place outdoors at an organic farm, I set out to find cool vintage animal/nature stamps. Verde Studio’s (on Etsy) collection was perfect! She helped me put together the perfect combo. And Betsy Dunlap’s calligraphy is just exquisite, so of course we went with her!

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

Being big fans of jazz music, they had Gina’s uncle jump on the guitar to play U2’s, All I Want Is You as she walked down the aisle.

We don’t have the live recording of her uncle’s version (wouldn’t that be something else?), but you can listen to U2’s version of the song here:

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

Our single, long dining table was filled with wine bottles and the loveliest flowers tucked into a variety of small vases we purchased at Ikea. These vases of peonies, garden roses and wild flowers in shades of coral, yellow and bright pink were interspersed with clusters of lemons and gardenias. Sprigs of lavender from the property were tucked into the menus we designed. It was the most beautiful table I had ever seen!

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

Luckily our outdoor venue provided much of the “decor”, so we only spent about $200 on decor. We also made a donation to a local food bank in lieu of favors.

outdoor highland springs wedding

We had tiers of red velvet and key lime Sprinkles cupcakes nestled beneath white netting. My husband proposed by putting the ring in a single Sprinkles cupcake box, so we had to celebrate our wedding with our favorite cupcakes!

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

outdoor highland springs wedding

As twilight filtered in through the olive trees we enjoyed an intimate family style dinner (inspired by our travels to Tuscany) with our 30 guests. Strands of white lights twinkled in the canopy and the jazz band played while we and our most cherished loved ones enjoyed an evening of love and laughter.

outdoor highland springs wedding

Congrats you two! If you want even more details on their irresistible invitations, click here.

Photography: Jackie Wonders / Photos of top two (invitation) images: Kamera Studio / Venue: Highland Springs Resort / Flowers: Green Fresh Florals / Hair & Makeup: Magic Beauty Team / Cupcakes: Sprinkles / Invitation design: Kamera Studio / Calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap/ Bride’s dress: The White Flower / Hairpiece: Percy Handmade / Bracelets: J.Crew / Earrings: Macy’s / Groom’s suit: Express / Shoes: Zappos

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Autumn Van Weir on Aug 22, 2011

gorgeous! The bride's hair to the little lights over the outdoor seating! So different and looks so welcoming!

Megan Clouse on Aug 22, 2011

One of my most favorite weddings and the invitations were amazing!!

Nicole on Aug 22, 2011

so beautiful!! and I LOVE her hair!

Jackie Wonders on Aug 22, 2011

I LOVE the feature of K&G's wedding!!! thank you 100 layer girls for showing off the entirety of this beautiful wedding I was blessed to capture. Much love to the Karl & Gina!!!

Christina on Aug 22, 2011

This is one of the most lovely weddings I've seen. Love the use of lemons!

blue elephant photography on Aug 22, 2011

Swooooon *_* Bride and Groom is so gorgeous! I love the simple chic details on this wedding! The flowers are perfect! Gorgeous shots!

Christina Bush on Aug 22, 2011

Gina + Karl are the best. I've known them for years. Their designs are amazing. Much love to them both!

Candice on Aug 22, 2011

I love that weddings can be so unique and personalized now days! No more boring weddings... I love color!!

Wedding Invitations Australia on Aug 22, 2011

Such an amazing wedding. Great pictures!

Sally @ ourdreamlives on Aug 23, 2011

Such an insanely beautiful setting and location for a wedding... the outdoor table and lights are just magical! Love love the invites too :)

Miranda on Aug 26, 2011

I love the donation to the Food Bank in lieu of flowers. Bravo!

the joielala girls on Sep 1, 2011

stop it with those invites!! so awesome.

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