17 Sep

Dreamy California wedding: Maurene + Chris

categories Real Weddings

barn balcony portrait

We’re in extra high spirits this morning after an incredibly beautiful weekend celebrating the wedding of our dear Amanda. Guys, it was beyond gorgeous and we cannot wait to share every bit with you! In the meantime, we’ve got plenty o’ pretty weddings lined up for you, starting with this sweet gem from Scott Clark Photo. Maurene’s fascination with everything ombrè while planning her wedding is pretty evident. The florals are beyond. The paper goods, well you know how much we love them + great design. Such an airy, ethereal wedding with hints of M + C’s writing and illustrating passion sprinkled throughout. Happy Monday!

Katherine Ahn designed invites

My talented bridesmaid Katherine Ahn designed our invitations as her wedding gift to us (more pics here). I knew I wanted the invites to be slightly modern with a dreamy use of color, and she nailed it. She used a quote from one of our favorite books, The Little Prince, for the poster. Chris is an illustrator and I’m a writer so we really wanted to incorporate our common love, children’s books, into our wedding somehow.

colored mason jar and bottle vases

bridesmaid bouquets

simple curls and braided crown with floral accents

turquoise surround engagement ring

delicate bouquet of pink peonies and roses

Maurene’s bridal bouquet recipe: peonies, garden roses, auswater garden roses, spray kabuki, astilbe, and seeded eucalyptus.

pink and purple boutonnieres

wooden monograms

wedding ceremony programs

adorable flower girl and ring bearer

The cutest!

outdoor garden wedding ceremony

Need some music recommendations? Theirs were pretty good. The processional song was “God Only Knows” by the Beach Boys. Maurene walked down the aisle to “Zebra” by Beach House. The recessional song was “Silently” by Blonde Redhead. First dance was to “The Book of Love” by the Magnetic Fields, which was performed live by their good friends.

nature trail wedding portraits

nature trail wedding portraits

pink rose boutonniere and checkered pocket square

Elizabeth Fillmore wedding dress

hanging tag escort cards

traditional korean wedding dress

cut out book table decor

book-themed table decor

Emma Goo illustrated linen napkins and custom tag

wooden menu sign and lavender

Peonies, roses, Kabuki Astilbe, and seeded eucalyptus arrangement

pie table and paper signs

How amazing is that night sky below?

nighttime view of the Jalama Canon Ranch and Vineyard

Fabulous advice from Maurene, take note!

I was given this advice and it was PRICELESS the day of my wedding: You may think you’re not a stress case (like I did) but things will inevitably hit the fan near the wedding day. Make sure that day-of, there is a point person to absorb any complications or problems—whether it’s your coordinator or a trusted family member. Your head will be in la la land so you will be in no position to deal with a grumpy relative or missing mason jars. Also? It really helps to have talented friends and family. Every single special thing you see in these photos (from our programs to our pies) was thanks to the talents and elbow grease of the people we love.

Congratulations Maurene + Chris!

photography: Scott Clark Photo / venue: Jalama Canon Ranch and Vineyard / catering: Epicurean Cowboy / antique vases: MacKenzie Vintage / flowers and tabletop decor: Sophia Watts / day of coordination: Thread and Flourish / napkins illustrated by Emma Goo & silkscreened by Kira Appelhans / guest book: Hand-bound by Mandy Cheng, Choco Paper Cafe / laser cutting for signs and guest book: Gallery Nucleus / bride’s dress: Elizabeth Fillmore via The White Dress / shoes: Steven by Steve Madden / necklace: from mother of bride / cuff: Dream Collective / hanbok (traditional Korean dress): Kimme Hee / engagement ring: Erie Basin / wedding bands: custom made by Kathryn Bentley / bridesmaid dresses: variety / cuffs (bridesmaid gifts from bride): Dream Collective / groom’s suit: Brooklyn Tailors / tie: J.Crew / pocket square: Graham Withers Clothing Company / flower girl dress: Old Navy / shoes: Minnetonka via Zappos / ring bearer bow tie: J.Crew / groomsmen ties: Zara

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  1. Her hanbok is gorgeous, and I love the little packets attached to the programs!

  2. I love everything about this wedding from the bride’s unique gown to the sweet floral arrangements to the cute wedding pies…absolutely amazing!

  3. The rustic table decor + setting is stunning and the “Thank You” notes are a perfect addition!

  4. This is so beautiful, I love the traditional Korean dress.

  5. So many details to love! Beautiful!

  6. Beautiful floral details – all the little displays really add up to an amazing overall feel to the day..

  7. Thanks for the kind words, everyone! It was a wonderful day and Scott captured it perfectly :)

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  9. That ring is absolutely dreamy! I must know where he found it!? Or did he have it made?

  10. Summer, it’s a vintage ring from Erie Basin! http://eriebasin.com/shop.html The owner also has the most amazing blog!

  11. Everything about this wedding is so beautiful.The decor,the flower arrangement,invitations is just awesome. Truly a dream wedding!!!

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