19 Sep

Morning, lovelies! The wedding of Natalie + Seth is a total cute-splosion. Bright floral arrangements, one incredible Monique Lhuillier dress corset (you’re going to die when you see it!) + Vera Wang dress skirt, an adorable posse of flower kids in the cutest attire, and the sweet family cottage where their wedding took place are putting us in high spirits this Monday morning.

orange poppy  wedding invites

The fabulous Darlingville created a modern design that merged both of their styles and tied it into every paper good you’ll see at the reception.

orange poppy california wedding

orange poppy california wedding

Wow, right? That corset is flawless. But, then again we all know Monique Lhuillier can never do wrong. And, the flowy, dream-like skirt – that’s the work of none other than, Vera Wang. Are we crazy to think that the corset would look fab paired with a pair of skinny jeans and a blazer?

orange poppy california wedding

The entourage of flower kids might very well be the icing on the cake. Cute overload!

orange poppy california wedding

orange poppy california wedding

orange poppy california wedding

orange poppy california wedding

We married at my family cottage outside Healdsburg in Alexander Valley. It was very dear to me because it was my Grandmother’s home. Now that my Grandmother has passed and it is a vacation home, Seth and I go there often. Because of the gorgeous setting and emotional connection, it was an easy decision and the first decision we made.

Something to consider when choosing to have a wedding at a venue that is not usually used for events: Because it is a family home, we didn’t have to pay for the venue. However, this meant that we had to rent everything from the forks to the lighting to the portable loo’s.

orange poppy california wedding

wedding cheese

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You won’t be surprised to know that Natalie is a floral and event designer – yep! So, of course she is to credit for the amazing florals. Because she was making flower magic happen, she decided to keep most all of the details non-DIY. Since she’s fortunate enough to know many amazing people in the wedding industry, she thought it best to support them and focus her efforts on the overall look and feel of the day.

orange poppy california wedding

orange poppy california wedding wedding globe lights

It was so fun to be part of something that I do almost every weekend (from the client side of things). I learned so much about what my brides are experiencing from their end, and loved seeing everything come together!

Congrats N + S!

Photography: Flory Photo / Wedding planner: Amy Nichols Special Events / Catering: The Hospitality Shoppe, Hog Island OysterRosso PizzariaGerard’s PaellaDowntown Bakery / Hair and Makeup: Kerrie Jordan / Invitations and all Printed Goods: Darlingville / Floral and Event Design: Natalie Bowen Designs / Rentals: Wine Country Party Rental / Linens: La Tavola / Composer: Francesco Tarrega / Bride’s corset: Monique Lhuillier / Bride’s skirt: Vera Wang / Groom’s suit: Black Fleece for Brooks Brothers / Groom’s shirt: Custom / Groom’s tie: Custom by This Humble Abode

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Comments

  1. totally awesome. just randomly came across this post. love it. i think the dated tie is my absolutely fav :)

  2. Oh my gosh!!! I have never wanted to be a guest to a published wedding as much as thins one!! The orange umbrellas, well dressed children and the make your own floral accessory bar – L-O-V-E it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. wow…look at the colours! this is the kind of wedding you want to be a guest at!

  4. so happy to see this wedding up here today – i loved everything about natalie’s wedding!

  5. such a gorgeous wedding! amy nichols always puts together the most amazing events!! beautiful images, beautiful bride, beautiful wedding. great job to all the vendors, and the details are just fabulous!!!

    xx

  6. Well done Natalie & Seth. Lots of originality, flair and intuitive floral ideas.

  7. Natalie, these pics are absolutely beautiful – the penultimate of class and flair. So well done!

  8. Natalie & Seth,

    Every pic made me smile, remembering a truly lovely and loving week. We love you both so very much.

    Bravo! Well Done!

    ps – those poppy pods are in our bedroom : )

  9. OMG! the photos are really amazing!
    Fancy wedding!

  10. What a beautiful wedding! The blog and pictures really capture the feeling of the day. They made me smile! Love, love, love the fabulous idea to have the guests choose their own flower as a way to express themselves and feel part of the day too.

  11. I love love love that corset!

  12. The poppy color paired with the baby blue is just darling! And the corset dress, parasols, cheese station…all lovely <3

  13. love the seersucker!! such a vibrant color palette. looks like a joyful day :)

  14. Amazing how they managed to have the wedding come off as over the top gorgeous and down to earth at the same time.

  15. The orange parasols look lovely in the photos. Love the linens!

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