5 Dec

whimsical california wedding

We love it when a couple comes along and shares fresh ideas on planning a wedding. Tianyi + Dan pretty much had that effect on us. When coming up with a wedding theme Tianyi decided on a whole fairytale theme using a rabbit and a fox as their alter egos. Makes you wonder what you’d pick as yours, no? With that playful idea in mind, Tianyi designed their wedding invitations, menus and every pretty in pink paper detail. Caroline Tran was there to capture their wonderfully whimsical wedding, which can be seen gracing the pages of The Knot Magazine Winter Issue out now!

peony, ranunculus and anemone bouquet

romantic lace wedding gown

A few months after meeting on the internet, Tianyi + Dan decided to have their first date… in Mongolia! They both hopped on a plane and met at the airport. They went to Tibet and created one of their favorite memories – going to the top of a mountain to hang Tibetan prayer flags. On their second date, they went to Tahiti, then to Taiwan to meet Tianyi’s mom.

fairytale themed wedding invites

Some of the most adorable wedding invitations to date! Tianyi owns Tiselle – a letterpress and design company so all credit goes to her for such creative invites.

romantic lace wedding gown

creamy bridesmaid dresses

bridal party

vintage hankie guest book

Guests were invited to sign fabric squares, which were hung to the back row of the ceremony chairs. It gave the ceremony a touch of live art and payed homage to the prayer flags they hung in Tibet. The squares were then sewn into a quilt after the wedding.

flower girl and groomsmen

whimsical wedding signage

fucsia peony bouquet

fuchsia peony centerpiece

fairytale themed wedding invites

dahlia and garden rose centerpiece

The Cravens Estate in Pasadena isn’t just the perfect outdoor setting for a wedding, it’s also owned by the American Red Cross, so all fees paid to reserve the space are given as donation to the foundation!

fucsia peony centerpiece

vintage birdcage chandelier

vintage birdcage chandelier

Fleuretica, their florist and friend, created chandeliers and a bird cage out of vintage lamp shades, with strips of colorful fabric tied to it.

rustic herb centerpiece

lace table runner

Cravens Estate wedding

pie as wedding cake

Love! Congratulations Tianyi + Dan!

More from their wedding can be seen in The Knot Magazine Winter Issue out now!

Photographer: Caroline Tran Photography / Event Production and Styling: Kelley Lee Gin, Picture Perfect Events / Floral and Event Design: Fleuretica / Venue: Cravens Estate in Pasadena, CA / Catering: Auntie Em’s Kitchen / Videographer: Peter Podgursky / Rentals: Signature Party Rentals / Lounge Furniture: Town and Country Rentals / Lighting: Amber Event Production / Linens: Wildflower Linens and Elegant Design Specialty Linens / Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co. / Bride’s gown: CH Wedding, Taiwan / Makeup and Hair: Monica Chiu, TH Makeup & Hair Design / Rehearsal Lunch: Pop Champagne / Officiant: Hans Leung, Friend of the couple / Invite and Stationery: Tianyi Wang Goudey, TISELLE letterpress and design

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  3. LOVE the flowers!!! Nice job!

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  7. those signs are as sweet as pie! ;)

  8. Love this! Fleurtica did an amazing job with the flowers.

  9. Did you see all the pretty paper goods this bride designed for her wedding? Love! http://t.co/FBJzoWQr

  10. Very cute! The bride did an amazing job! LOVE the colors!

  11. @100LayerCake Wooo, thanks for featuring our wedding! http://t.co/CcV2lwU7 #laboroflove @PerfectEvents @Fleuretica @carolinetran

  12. This couple flew to Mongolia on their first date! Easily known they would go on to create such a beautiful wedding day! http://t.co/8FOuVEEL

  13. Such a creative and adventerous couple, I’m sure this wedding must have been a blast. I can’t get enough of the colors and every detail about this, especially the centerpieces and signs. Extra kudos to this thoughtful couple for choosing a location that even gives back!

  14. Is there ANY way to find out where they purchased the lace table runner/lace that wide with the pretty edges..

    I can’t seem to find lace that is just wide enough for a table runner for a DIY wedding..
    Thanks in advance for anyone who might know..
    Links are greatly appreciated!

  15. I second Heather’s comment re: the table runners. I am desperately seeking similar. Help!

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