We bring you to the second half of Amanda + Nick’s breathtakingly flawless wedding! Part one gave us a close look at Amanda’s stunning Monique Lhuillier tulle and beaded gown and dazzling accessories. Now we move to the details (if you could only hear the excitement in our voice), where crystal chandeliers and tulle join together to set the perfect ceremony backdrop, sequin and ruffle table linens exist, and dahlias sit pretty in orange, pink, and peach ombre tones.
Shredded silk habatoi fabric curtains in pink and peach ombre tones helped to create a separation between the ceremony and cocktail hour.
I loved the idea of a head table but with 10 bridesmaids and 10 groomsmen plus their dates I knew the table was going to become a huge eye sore so we decided to create a giant paper flower backdrop to hang behind the table. With hours of work and crafting parties we created the 10 ft by 10 ft backdrop using the Pom tutorial from Martha Stewart Weddings online. We used multiple shapes and sizes to create dimension as well as added in some silk flowers for more texture. It came out so amazing and turned into the perfect wedding centerpiece.
I wanted the main décor to be vibrant flowers scattered all over the barn so I searched high and low for the perfect vendor. I was lucky enough to come across an award winning Dahlia farm in Northern California early on in the process and they were able to actually plant flowers for my wedding to be ready just in time for the big day. I have to say the flowers were the most amazing things I have ever seen. They absolutely made the wedding and were incredibly affordable. I ordered the remaining flowers from a wholesaler and my bridesmaid and some friends all came together the day before the wedding to create all of our bouquets and centerpieces. It was so much fun and everything turned out amazingly.
Table linens to die for! The head table was covered in an ivory sequin linen (yeah, we said sequin linen!). Paired with the pom wall, the chandeliers and feather-beaded “Bride” and “Groom” signs – best head table ever!
Why haven’t we seen more table linens like this before? That’s it – no cocktail table should be without ruffles!
Have we mentioned how much we LOVE this wedding? Wardrobe change number two takes Amanda from a stunning Monique Lhuillier to a fun and flirty Ivy & Aster dress.
Amanda’s attention to detail and passion for creating a glamorous handmade wedding will forever inspire event designers and brides (and us!). The warmest congratulations to Amanda + Nick!
Photographer: Ellie Grover / Videographer: Curtis Nemetz / Venue: The Dana Powers Barn in Nipomo, CA / Catering: In Good Taste / Linens: La Tavola / DJ: Paul Thompson Entertainment / Hair & Make-up: The Queen’s Bees / Flowers: handmade with friends and family / Invitation design: custom by Emily Baker Creative / 3 tier cake: Missi Cakes / Mini cakes and desserts: Two Birds Bakery / Brides 1 st dress: Monique Lhuillier “Meriah” / Brides 2 nd dress: Ivy & Aster “Sass” from Lovely Bride / Brides headpieces and veil: made by the bride Untamed Petals / Bride’s cocktail hat and garter: made by her bridesmaid Lo Boheme / Grooms suit: Kenneth Cole/ Shoes: Badgley Mischka (hand embellished by the bride) / Brides bracelet: Chanel / Earrings: vintage / Bridesmaid dresses: custom made by family friend / Bridesmaid sashes and accessories: made by the bride Untamed Petals / Calligraphy and placecards by: LetterBeonEtsy / Bride & groom signs & wooden signs: Lemonade Designs / Getaway car: Jaguar from British Sports Cars San Luis Obispo / Ribbon curtains, giant paper flower wall and all other decorations: handmade by the bride and friends