Receptions surrounding a backyard pool kill it in the cool department. Who doesn’t want to be feted pool side under a sea of twinkle lights? And while we’re at it, weddings photographed by Paul Von Rieter kill it in the crazy gorgeous department. His subjects for today’s affair are dressed to the nines, wildly in love and partying the night away amongst the prettiest shabby chic decor and we get to see it all right here.

From the Bride… I fell in love with our wedding site when I saw photos on our photographer’s blog. I knew Maison des Oliviers was the right location for us because it was rustic, yet casually elegant. From the gardens and grapevines to the chandelier hanging on the pool deck, it was exactly what we wanted for our wedding — a great party for all of our friends and family. My vision was to have simple decor to complement the beautiful gardens, so my colors were pink and white. I loved the hands-on part of the details, from creating our wedding program fans to the personalized coloring books we made for the kids. Our friends and family helped too. Our invitation design was a original sketch created with the site in mind, and my sister created a hand painted sign-in tree for our guests. We wanted everyone to just have a great time and celebrate with us, and that’s exactly what we had — fantastic Mexican food, flowing drinks, and our wedding cake topped off with the most delicate sugar blossom I got on Etsy. The band was awesome and kept the dance floor filled all night. What a perfect day and the best start for our happily ever after….

Wedding Photography: Paul Von Rieter / Wedding Venue: Maison des Oliviers in San Juan Capistrano, California (Via OC Party Places & Reception Sites) / Floral Design: Lynda Osbrink of Lynda Gayle Weddings / Wedding Coordination: Lorrie DeBellis of OC Party Places & Reception Sites / Catering: Bello’s Catering / Wedding Cake: SusieCakes / Cake Flower: Etsy / Bartending: About Town Bartending / Music: Carry the Zero (562-756-8985) / Place Cards, Program Fans, Menu, Kids Coloring Books & Water Bottle Labels: DIY by the Bride / Wedding Dress: Monique Lhuillier via Erin Cole Couture / Bride’s Belt: DIY by the Bride with Supplies from Bead & Trim / Bride’s Shoes: Touch Ups / Shoe Embellishment: Badgley Mischka / Bride’s Rings: Simon G / Bride’s Eyelashes: Trang’s Touch / Bride’s Tan: Jeni White of Bronzed Bunny / Bride’s Hair: Kacee Frayo of Madision Salon / Makeup: Tiffany of Flawless Faces / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Loehmann’s / Groom’s Suit: Custom from Hong Kong

Badgley Mischka and Monique Lhuillier are members of our Look Book. For more information on how members are chosen, click here.