From the Bride...As soon as that ring was on my finger (and maybe a teensy bit before), I developed a minor obsession with wedding blogs. I spent countless hours at work home gathering inspiration, and it was probably one of the best decisions I made during the planning process. After a couple months of blog stalking, I had a collection of inspiration photos that were helpful in conveying our ideas to our wedding team. Thankfully, our venue was so beautiful that it didn’t need a lot of decoration, which allowed us to focus our budget on areas that were more important to us (like our amazing photography).
For our centerpieces, my mother and I collected approximately 90 white bud vases, and grouped them on top of squares of navy blue lace fabric that my mother-in-law sewed for us. Probably my favorite detail was our DIY flower pot escort cards/favors. The flowers were made of seeded paper that guests were encouraged to take home and plant to keep our love “growing.” We displayed wedding photos from our parents (both married almost 40 years!) and our siblings’ weddings on our guest poster table. I absolutely loved it.
To us, our wedding was all about creating a new family while recognizing the family and friends that made us who we are. In the end, it really didn’t matter what our decorations looked like. The overwhelming love and support we felt from our family, friends, and each other was the only thing on our minds.
Wedding Coordinator: Lynn Altbaum of Pure Planning / Ceremony + Reception Location: Inn at Rancho Santa Fe / Wedding Photography: Josh and Ariel of Anika London / Wedding Videography: Darryl Yee of Epic Affair / Ceremony + Reception Music: Promotion Entertainment / Furniture Rentals: Concepts Event Design / Floral Design: Robin Mathis of Twigg Botanicals / Wedding Cake: VG Donut and Bakery / Churro Cart: Churros El Tigre / Officiant: Tie the Knot Socal, Pastor Kreig Gammelgard / Hair: Kelly Trojnar / Make-up: Rita Nguyen