California fall wedding: Allison + Jon

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quirky wedding invitation

How can you not giggle at that save the date? Love a couple that can poke fun of their teenage self and have a great wedding at the same time. These two had the perfect fall-like wedding in Lake Arrowhead fitting to share on this chilly 1st of November morning. With an already gorgeous backdrop, they added touches of natural elements throughout – blocks of wood as escort card holders, hanging moss balls, and custom flowers made of wood. We’ve never seen anything like it, but it’s such a great touch.

rustic floral wedding invitation suite

"Maldives" by Melissa Sweet wedding dress

"Maldives" by Melissa Sweet wedding dress

Jcrew Colorblock necklace and beaded change purse

jade necklace and lose chignon

boat engraved wedding band

rustic woods fall wedding

forest bridge wedding portraits

fall foliage bouquets

Allison’s very textural bouquet recipe: cotton, basil, euctalyptus, succulents, hydrangea, and some awesome custom wood flowers.

rustic cabin bridal party photo

fabric altar dressing and floral wreathe

tented garden wedding

mauve bridesmaid dresses

hanging moss balls and rustic altar design

rounded florals

wood block escort cards and wild flower centerpieces

guest photo booth and scrapbook

"Nom Nom" buffet sign

planter box floral centerpieces

smores table and skewers

outdoor first dance

smores graham crackers and fire pit

twinkle light garlands

Every bride has different expectations, family situations, resources, and what-not, so I don’t know if I can offer any universal advice. But I can say from my experience, the following tidbits were helpful.
There is always another vendor available for your wedding date whether it is 2 years before or 2 weeks before the big day
* Don’t be surprised if you suddenly find yourself caring about the “tablescape” even if you are a seriously chill person.
* Actively recognize and thank people for their contributions – things can get hectic, but taking the time to recognize your amazing family and friends for their efforts goes a long way. Nobody wants to be thought of as “ungrateful” on their wedding day.

Great advice Allison!

Photography: Sarah Morrison at Hazelwood Photo / Venue: Pine Rose / Catering: Grayston Catering / Bouquet + boutonnieres: Carly Cylinder of FlourLA / Make-up + Hair: Kacee Geoffroy / All other florals: Bride’s mom / DJ & Photobooth: Chad Hobart at Arrowhead DJ / Cake: Portos / Other desserts: Bride’s aunts / Placecards Calligrapher: Bride’s aunt / Officiant: Mike Young, bride’s brother / Save-the-date: Kimberly Stewart at Stewart Design Studios / Custom stamps: Zazzle / Bride’s dress: “Maldives” by Melissa Sweet from Priscilla of Boston (Purchased at 90% off!) / Necklace: JCrew / Shoes: Seychelles / Groom’s suit: Ted Baker / Bridesmaids dresses: Tart / Flower girl dresses: Us Angels

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California fall wedding: Allison + Jon

@sashbuzz on Nov 1, 2012

California fall wedding: Allison + Jon

Bellenza Wedding Bistro on Nov 1, 2012

Love the forested venue for the ceremony! And the fall-inspired florals are so imaginative and charming!

Hot Chocolates - Chocolate Fountains on Nov 1, 2012

Love the invites :) The sepia tone on the fotos are gorgeous! Really like the style. Congrats guys :) oxox

@eastsidebride on Nov 1, 2012

check out the groom's digby + iona wedding band!! cc: @catbirdnyc

John on Nov 1, 2012

I love the exquisite taste of the decor.

Tailored Engagements on Nov 1, 2012

I love how childhood elements were incorporated into your theme. The save the dates were so unique, and tying in the game of MASH! (who didn't play that game when they were younger!?)

color me carla on Nov 3, 2012

So rustic and charming!

Wedding Paradise on Nov 6, 2012

I sense a little bit air of noncomformism yet keeping the classic wedding delight. Congrats!

Shannon Beery on Apr 13, 2013

Who did the invites? LOVE them!

LauraDance on Jun 10, 2013

i fell in love with these rings! where did you get them? the engagement ring is breathtaking peace & love

Allison on Jul 17, 2013

Shannon - I (bride) actually did the invites! So glad you liked them! I got some blank ones at Target (super on sale), and same paper from Paper Source (also super on sale) and then I splurged and bought a couple fonts (probably on sale). Then, armed with PowerPoint (because I'm not a graphic designer by trade), a weekend, and a few bottles of Charles Shaw, I put designed them and put them together. I think I spent a total of for $140 ~80 invites. Laura - Thanks! We love our rings! Jon's ring is from catbirdnyc. My engagement ring is by Beverly K and was purchased from See link below.

Haleigh O'Connor on Oct 23, 2013

Hi, I absolutely love your bridesmaid dresses. I can't find bohemian looking bridesmaids dresses anywhere. if you wouldn't mind I would love to know where you found them. -thank you so much Haleigh

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