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Modern Summer wedding inspiration

July 14, 2016
Modern garden wedding

Summer, you are soooo good to us over here. Treating us to amaze wedding themes like yesterday’s California love shoot and now this Sonoma wedding inspo with all sorts of quirky, charming details, and *the* most fun cake (just you wait). Thanks to Michelle Walker Photography for setting up the scene…

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They used the Iko Space from Buzzworthy, which is a big, customizable wooden structure, for a nontraditional ceremony arch. So neat, right?

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Had to get some deets from the team… At Glow Event Design, we love coming up with new ways for couples to celebrate saying I Do. More and more of our couples are looking for “weekend experiences” they can enjoy with their guests, rather than traditional receptions. We loved the idea of a summer poolside wedding that could be hosted in a backyard or an outdoor venue.

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Btw, how cute are these planters by Sea and Asters?

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We wanted cocktail hour to have an eclectic look that felt more like you were lounging at the couple’s home rather than on rented furniture. We mixed different styles of chairs and cafe tables to create a “collected” look, and layered in pieces from local boutiques and Anthropologie’s home line to make it look more cozy. Signature drinks were dressed up with custom stirrers and multi-colored coasters. In lieu of traditional place cards, each guest would receive a hand painted planter to take home as a favor.

Modern summer wedding cake

What did we say? So good.

Be sure to check out the links below to see all that went into this sweet event…

Photographer: Michelle Walker Photography / Venue: K Venues / Event Design & Styling: Glow Event Design / Florist: Amanda Vidmar Design / Hair & Makeup: J Beautique / Baker: Indie Cakes & Pastries / Event Rentals: Blueprint Studios / Ceremony Arch: Buzzworthy Events / Stationery: Design House of Moira / Lasercut Names: Letters To U / Escort Card Planters: Sea and Asters / Tabletop & Misc. Décor: Anthropologie / Bride’s Attire: BHLDN / Groom’s Attire: The Black Tux / Tie: Melissa Sloan / Votives: Glassybaby / Male Model: Entire Productions