Adam + Sarah’s wedding is the stuff boho dreams are made of: ivory lace, a bright pop of fuchsia flowers, dreamy photos by Studio Castillero, and a ceremony set in a rustic, untouched oak grove. If you ask us, it was well worth the effort these two put in to transform the empty piece of land where their wedding was held into a workable venue. From cutting in paths and leveling the reception space to actually building the benches for the ceremony seating (pretty impressive, yes?), it was quite the endeavor. Kudos to these two for really taking DIY to the next level!
The flower garlands strung in the trees were actually made from egg crates. So cool!
A money saving tip from Sarah: Our floral designer was so great in working with us to create three centerpiece options that we randomly dispersed, so we could have the really expensive ones that we wanted on some of the tables, but not all. She also suggested large entry arrangements for the ceremony instead of florals flanking the entire aisle.
More good planning advice from Sarah: Make to-do lists. It feels great to cross things off!
Thanks Adam + Sarah, for the major DIY inspiration!
Photographer: Studio Castillero / Videographer: Dustin Ensign from A Celluloid Dream / Day-of Coordinator: Bella Bloom Events / Venue: Private Property in Arroyo Grande, CA / Hair: Eleazar Baltazar from Jonathan & George Salon / Makeup: Candice Cleary from The Face & Body Shoppe / Florist: Lori Boe Floral Design / Invitation Designer: Wedding Paper Divas / Catering: Thomas Hill Organics / Rentals: Taylor Rental / Lighting: D Lighting / Bride’s Dress: Ivy & Aster from Bliss Bride / Shoes: Sam Edelman / Floral Crowns: Asha Hickerson /Groom’s Suit: Calvin Klein / Shoes: Lacoste / Tie: The Grunion Run / Flower Girl Dresses: Zara
What do ya say we send you off into the weekend with something sweet and romantic? Kaitlyn + David’s wedding has it all as far as garden weddings go: a lush outdoor setting, ivory rose petals cascading down the aisle, a candlelit dinner, and a white-draped ballroom filled with lots of dancing to carry on the rest of the party! We love how B. Miller Photography captured all the delightful little details.
That Amsale dress… gorgeous!
These two lovebirds walked down the aisle to “I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You.”
We wonder if this petal-covered cake was inspired by Kaitlyn’s dress! It totes could have been.
Congrats to the happy couple! And enjoy your weekend, everyone…
Photographer: B. Miller Photography / Videographer: Amari Productions / Coordination & Styling: Couture Events / Venue: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe / Hair & Makeup: Thorne Artistry / Florals: Posies Flowers / Desserts: Hey There, Cupcake! & Triple Cream Bakery / Rentals: Concepts Event Design / Tables: Farm Tables and More / DJ: Tim Altbaum Productions / Bride’s Dress: Christos by Amsale from Bliss Bride / Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Veil: Sposabella Lace / Groom’s & Groomsmen’s Suits: Hugo Boss / Shoes: Allen Edmonds / Tie: The Tie Bar / Bridesmaid Dresses: Amsale
Yeah, we’re pretty spoiled living in Southern Cali. But hey, at least we never forget it or take it for granted. Instead, we thank our lucky stars everyday for the year-round sunshine, sandy beaches, and beautiful wedding venues nestled in the rolling hills of the Santa Monica Mountains. Shannon + Marcus chose one of those hidden gem spots for their elegant yet relaxed soiree. With glorious old oak trees and scenic views as the backdrop, RomaBea Images was able to capture some really magical moments.
These Badgley Mischka pumps make a pretty sweet something blue.
Why leave anyone out if you don’t have to? Shannon + Marcus just went for it with their 17-person bridal party.
How’s that for a cozy outdoor spot?
Shannon says, We wanted the quintessential California wedding for all of our out-of-town visitors: outdoors with a mellow vibe, local wines and spirits, gourmet yet familiar foods, and an inviting atmosphere.
Cheers Shannon + Marcus!
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Photographer: Beatrice Howell of RomaBea Images / Videographer: Jaime at All Because He Asked / Event Coordination: Orange Dove Events / Venue: Diablo Dormido Weddings at Ahmanson Ranch House / Hair & Makeup: Just Blown Away / Florals: Yamaguchi Nursery / Cake: Susie Cakes / Rentals: Salt Buffalo / Lighting: Pacific Event Lighting / DJ: Donny Rizzo / Harpist: Deidre Moore / Photo Booth: TMZ Photo Booth / Bride’s Dress: Essence of Australia from Pebbles Bridal / Shoes: Badgley Mischka / Jewelry: Heirloom pieces passed down in bride’s family