Ladies, let’s be honest. There are times in all of our lives where we unleash the “girliness” from within.  Times where we indulge all our feminine wants, turn up the Madonna and celebrate being a GIRL.  For me it happens every time I step foot in Sephora.  But it also happened on my wedding day.  A day where all women, if they so choose, get to don an incredible handpicked dress, jazz up that hair of theirs and flutter around with the bouquet of their choice. Well, today’s gorgeous backyard wedding, designed by The Treasured Petal, reminded me that each and every girl’s wedding day is special, beautiful and, in some way, a celebration of being a girl.

treasured petal

treasured petal

treasured petal

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Courtney Toney of Joyful Weddings and Events was the talented Planner behind the goodness you see above and she filled us in on some crucial details:

Kelsey and Carl chose to get married in her parent’s backyard to give their wedding an intimate, personal feel. Kelsey is a girly girl and wanted to include all things pink, lace, vintage and pearly. Carl requested that there be a romantic ambiance, with a “Great Gatsby” dreamy vibe.

The feminine pink florals were lush and romantic, including garden roses, dinner plate dahlias, fragrant stock, and hydrangea.  Arrangements overflowed from lace-wrapped vases, silver urns, mint julep cups, and chandeliers.  Strands of glass pearls and crystals adorned the arrangements.

The couple are high school sweethearts so they have a lot of history together. To bring their story into their wedding day, we included personal touches like naming each of their 20 tables a different location that they had traveled together. Kelsey’s mom found vintage napkins to use as hand-sewn runners on the cocktail tables and also created a waling wall where guests could write prayers for the couple. We collected vintage silver serving trays to display escort cards along with thousands of loose pearls.

The day could not have been dreamier- beautiful California weather, gorgeous florals and a beaming bride and groom. The reception was a blast with a rocking band, customized southern cuisine and delicious desserts.

xoxo Chantale from La Belle Bride

Planner: Joyful Weddings and Events / Florist: The Treasured Petal /Photography: Michael Norwood / Videography: LuvBug Films /Catering: Iva Lees / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Linens: Fusion Linens /Band: American All Stars / Bride’s dress: Kenneth Pool / Bridesmaids dresses: Melissa Sweet / Makeup: Amanda Peck Makeup / Stationery: Josie Jean Design