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San Diego vintage motel wedding: Marty + Claire

November 19, 2012
dried pods and flower bouquet

Marty and Claire’s wedding had a colorful, crafty, and fun vintage inspired hodgepodge spin to it. Their mid-century boutique venue, The Pearl, was half the charm. The rest was all thanks to Claire and her DIY magic. Like every single floral arrangement you’ll see, including that colorful bit up above. Claire made them months in advance using nothing but dried flowers (which also made for one less thing to worry about the day of the wedding). Lots of other goodies to check out in this one thanks to the awesome photography by Captured by Aimee!

vintage postcard invitations custom designed jeweled belt groomsmen prep time dried pods and flower boutonnieres The Pearl Hotel postcard The Pearl Hotel, San Diego BCBG eyelet wedding dress garden wedding portraits San Diego outdoor wedding portraits vintage style wedding woods bridal party portraits groom vest and pocket watch romantic woods wedding portrait decorative hair barrette The Pearl Hotel poolside wedding ceremony hanging potted plants burnt orange eyelet bridesmaid dress poolside wedding ceremony printed paper fans and parasols printed guest fans guest notes table and chalkboard elements tin can dried floral centerpieces purple and aqua dried florals custom stamped mustache and mouth handkerchief

The highlight of their wedding invitations were these tea stained hankys. The graphics were hand stamped with custom rubber stamps and each hanky was wrapped around a linen postcard reply card that was customized for each guest’s home state or city.

fun with colorful poufs decorated tin can dried floral centerpieces and candles mustache and lips printed illustrations decorative lighting assorted desserts table nighttime poolside reception

We love Claire’s bit of advice: DIY like crazy, only if it is fun for you. (Long engagements give you more time for projects. Don’t drive yourself nuts. This should be fun!)

Congratulations C + M!

Photography: Captured by Aimee / Bride’s dress: BCBG with some modifications / Belt: custom made by Bride’s cousin, Maggie / Bride’s hairpiece: made by bride using scraps from her dress and leftover dried flowers / Bridesmaid dresses: ModCloth with taffeta sashes hand sewn by bride / Groom’s suit: Macy’s and custom made vest / Venue: The Pearl Hotel in San Diego