Quaint California Spanish cottage wedding: Silvia + Bryan

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We’re getting ready to sign off for the weekend, but not before we can share Silvia + Bryan’s wedding. There was no specific theme per se, but you kind of don’t need one when your venue is a spanish cottage overlooking the ocean. Some gold accents here and there, found drift wood details, a variety of potted succulent escort cards, and a colorful ribbon arch is enough of a vision to keep us through the weekend.

quaint spanish california cottage wedding

bouquet of pink dahlias

glittery shoes

ribbon ceremony backdrop

ribbon ceremony backdrop

Bryan built the arch they married under and Silvia added her touch by hanging bright ribbon from it.

succulent escort cards

succulent escort cards

We’re a fan of escort cards doubling as party favors especially when they’re potted succulents! What lucky guests they had.

gold edged menu

Silvia printed and gold-paint-dipped the thank you/menu cards that were placed at each place setting. The table numbers were also painted/stained/put together by her. I bought unfinished wood craft frames from Michaels ($1 each) and stained them the same color as what went on the wedding arch. I used cardstock purchased at Michaels for the backing and painted the wooden numbers the same gold that I used for the thank you/menu cards and on the “pick a seat” sign for cohesiveness.

succulent and soft pink dahlia centerpieces

Hello, we want these centerpieces! Silvia wanted their centerpieces to look as if they had been plucked from a field… mossy and overflowing… very organic with a combo of white hydrangea, mini green hydrangea, dinner plate dahlias, white ranunculus, artichokes, dusty miller, maiden hair fern, green hypericum, succulents potted, succulents, moss and Manzanita branches.

craft paper reception decor

ribbon backdrop for sweets table

That fun gold LOVE print came from MadebyGirl.

white cake with succulents

The cake stand was also Bryan’s creation. They found the stump on a slope near their house, hauled it back to their place and cut it to size, polyurethaned it and carved their initials on it.

Quite the handy bunch aren’t they? Congratulations Silvia + Bryan!

Photographer: Love Ala / Coordinator: Nicola Matz / Catering: Priscilla Granger of At Your Service Caters / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Florist: Desdemonia Gilbert of Desdemonia’s Designs (desdemoniaj@netzero.com) / DJ: KIK Entertainment Florin Maracine / Bridehair + makeup: Makeup by KC / Cake + macaroons: Cinderella Cakes / Grooms suit: The Men’s Warehouse / Bride dress + veil: Village Bridal

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Hazel on Apr 20, 2012

beautiful wedding! i love your mailbox - would you mind sharing where you got it? thanks!

Simple Gestures Wedding Favors on Apr 20, 2012

Unique DIY ideas and wedding favors!

chicago wedding photographer on Apr 20, 2012

We're also fans of that mailbox...lovely!

Chaircoverdepot on Apr 21, 2012

Beautiful wedding. Unique cake stand and mail box idea.

Chocolate Fountain Hire - Hot Chocolates on Apr 21, 2012

Stunning!... Simply stunning! Congrats guys :) oxox

bridal girl on Apr 22, 2012

Love all the details in here. I love everything especially the wedding cake!

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on Apr 22, 2012

Beautiful DIY!

Katherine on Apr 22, 2012

Is it possible to get the venue information for this spanish cottage?

Wedding Car on Apr 23, 2012

This Spanish cottage wedding is looking very nice, everything is unique and perfect. This is a great idea for the special day

Silvia on Apr 23, 2012

Thank you for your sweet comments! It was such a beautiful moment in time'm I'm happy to relive it! Hazel~ I found the mailbox at HomeGoods last year. It really is beautiful! Katherine~ our wedding took place at The Historic Cottage at San Clemente State Beach! Xoxo

Calie Rose on Apr 23, 2012

Definitely love your mailbox, your tree trunk cake stand with your initials on it, the ribbons on your wedding arch, the potted succulents, the burlap table runners, maidenhair fern succulents artichokes in your centerpieces...very, very pretty wedding!

Hazel on Apr 23, 2012

Do you want to sell it? I totally in love with it! :)

Silvia on Apr 23, 2012

Hazel~ sure! Send me an email at Silvia.sc@gmail.com and we can arrange it!

Lorna on Apr 24, 2012

absolutely gorgeous, I love the archway and colourful ribbon, it is so effective and looks lovely in the photos. Many congratulations x

jackiefo on Apr 26, 2012

This is absolutely stunning...I love the bright colored ribbon with the neutral pallette. And the fantastic favors and pennant banners. Love!

Tim Duncan on Apr 26, 2012

The streams backdrop design is gorgeous. I love love love all the colors!

ian@tom jones tribute on May 1, 2012

I love the idea of taking the tree stump and making it into something original and pleasing to the eye. Many people try to think of original ideas for their wedding but this is truly unique and shows real effort and a really personal interest in the set up for the big day!

linda@lasvegasthemedparty.org on Jun 26, 2012

I must say I love them shoes! My partner thinks I have a serious obsession with shoes lol. The photos on here are outstanding so clear!

lacey on Aug 18, 2012

Hi love your wedding. Did you make the stand you hung the Ribbon on behind the dessert table? I'm looking for something exactly like that.

lacey on Aug 18, 2012

Opps just saw you made it..thats awesome. Do you have DIY instructions? or are you selling it? My wedding is Sept 2nd Thanks Lacey

Brittney on Feb 11, 2013

Had the same DJ... Flo is awesome!!!

Sefe on Mar 24, 2013

love this. Is that the San Clemente Cottage? So far this has been my fave venue.

Tod Garrette on Jun 4, 2013

This is absolutely brilliant! Congratulations on trying to revitalize the written word no texting, no email, no whatever's next! I don't own a computer proud of being "computer free". Maybe old fashioned, but receiving a hand written letter is going to be so refreshing! Thanks for focusing on a rapidly declining art the hand written letter and/or note. Can't wait to receive my first letter! Judy Robertson

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