San Diego Vineyard wedding: Colleen + Mitch

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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.

rancho bernardo wedding

San Diego Vineyard wedding

San Diego Vineyard wedding

San Diego Vineyard wedding

blush rose bouquet

San Diego Vineyard wedding

blush bridesmaid dresses

San Diego Vineyard wedding

garden rose bouquet

painterly escort cards

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.

romantic floral centerpiece

San Diego Vineyard wedding

tea wedding favors

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

San Diego Vineyard wedding

San Diego Vineyard wedding

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

Social Love

Lauren O'Neill on May 21, 2012

Beautiful!! Lovely all around—flowers, stationery, venue, etc.

Alicia on May 21, 2012

The Bernardo Winery is such a great place and you managed to make it even more beautiful, congratulations! It made me miss the SD area so badly!

Simply Peachy on May 21, 2012

Utterly gorgeous! Love everything about this wedding, the bridesmaid dresses, the stationary, the hairstyles - all the details!

Anni on May 21, 2012

I love this wedding - beautiful colors and style throughout!

Adele on May 21, 2012

Your hearts were knit together from the beginning of your relationship and your wedding was a beautiful expression of that truth. You two are radiant and everything about your day reflected that happiness. Thanks for letting us enjoy the beautiful photographs documenting it all.

Molly on May 21, 2012

Where are the coffee bags from?! LOVE that idea - my fiance roasts coffee in our oven. Perfect idea for a favor.

Ker on May 21, 2012

Coffee bags are from Kona Coffee and Tea Company.

Bertina on May 22, 2012

I love absolutely everything about this wedding! (Or at least so far the photo's are showing ;) ) Love the invitation definatly something I would like to do. Also love the atmosphere in the photo' can see the people are having a blast! Men I want to get married so bad right now!

Elaine K on May 22, 2012

Everything about this wedding was just lovely. Love the handmade napkin and note attached to each, very touching and unique.

Calie Rose on May 22, 2012

Adore this wedding..beautiful colors and style throughout!

Cindy on May 23, 2012

AMAZING! This is my wedding venue and I am so glad to see how it is used at an actual wedding. Congrats to the lovely couple!

Jacquelyn {Jacquelyn Jackson Photography} on May 24, 2012

Beautiful venue!

Tim Duncan on May 31, 2012

Love the different shades of pink of the bridesmaids dresses! :) And that forehead kiss picture is way too precious!

Rachel on Jun 17, 2012

Where are the invitations from? :)

Colleen on Jun 19, 2012

Rachel- My husband designed all of our paper goods! He's so great! I can give you his email if you're interested in him designing something for you.

Liz on Jul 4, 2012

I love the napkins - what Amy Butler fabrics are the ones you used and where did you buy them? Beautiful!

Vicky on Jul 16, 2012

I LOVE the lighting that you have strung across the dance floor. Would you be able to tell me how you guys set that up? Was it a DIY project or did you hire a lighting company? It is exactly how I have been picturing the venue since we found it. Thanks!

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