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Quaint California Spanish cottage wedding: Silvia + Bryan

April 20, 2012

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 ([email protected]) / 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