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San Diego Vineyard wedding: Colleen + Mitch

May 21, 2012

Colleen + Mitch weren’t looking for anything flashy, matchy, or loud – just something that was beautiful, serene, earthy, and elegant – you know, all the things that come to mind when you’re spending the day on the Bernardo Winery‘s grounds, with the most meaningful 147 people in your life. The florals accented the already scenic venue, their design elements added personality and style, and the wedding party – well, their wardrobe matched the colors from the invites perfectly!

painterly wedding invites

We must be on a roll here because we have another couple with a graphic designer in the mix. This time Mitch is the one to thank for the design of those delicious wedding invitations.

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Sometimes it’s the simplest DIY project that stands out the most. Like their escort cards. Colleen bought all the cards from Paper Source, hand wrote every name, and painted a quick and simple brush stroke (like the ones on their invites) of acrylic paint across the bottom.

patterned fabric napkins

Sweet touch, and another of Colleen’s favorite projects – the napkin favors. She ordered four different Amy Butler fabrics that were different, but blended together well – two florals, a polka dot, and a stripe fabric. Tied to the napkin was a circle that told the guests to take the napkin home with them as a thank you for sharing their first meal with Colleen + Mitch as husband and wife.

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Coffee enthusiasts, how about some whole beans as favors, with a custom label?

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Sweet sweet table with the added touch of Confetti System tassels.

bouquet toss

Mitch is in a band called Branches, and a huge music lover so here are a few highlights from their list of tunes: Gungor “Vous Etes Couer (You Are My Heart) for when the groomsmen walked in, Sleeping at Last “Atlantic”, for when Colleen was walking in, Beyonce’s “Love On Top” as their reception entrance, and The Paper Kites “Bloom” for their first dance.

garter toss

We wanted the wedding to speak for itself and compliment what we were doing. I wanted to choose things that I thought I would always be happy I chose, not say “What was I thinking wearing that?” or “Why did I try to be trendy instead of just choosing what I loved?”. Trends will always change, and I wanted to just be true to myself”.

Congratulations Colleen + Mitch!

Photography: Troy Grover Photographers / Venue: Bernardo Winery / Catering: The Abbey Catering / Videography: Josh Harney Productions / DJ: Bryan Thrane and Pacific Disc Jockey / Florist + decor: The Floral Department / Day-Of-Coordinator: The Floral Department / Hair: Robin Dunn / Make up: Stacey Craven / Bride’s dress: Jenny Yoo / Sweater: Anthropolgie / Bridesmaid dresses: Anthropologie (the light champagne dress with silver matted sequins on top), Shopbop (the maxi and the rouched dresses), Urban Outfitters (the cotton laced dress), The Lauren Conrad line at Kohl’s (the ruffled darker pink dresses) / Groom’s suit: H & M, tie from J. Crew