Orange pumpkins are the poster child for Halloween festivities but their pastel counterparts are such a beautiful addition to an October wedding. This simple decoration takes the feel of Fall and adds a festive layer without being too kitschy. And how could you possibly not love a pretty monogrammed pumpkin? This wedding designed by Touch of Style with pastel florals by Adornments and pretty, pretty images by Sylvie Gil is out to prove that an October affair just might be the loveliest of all. Have a look here for more.
From Touch of Style…. Alexandra and Blake got married last fall on the beautiful central coast, CA. Their ceremony was at the Mission San Luis Obispo De Tolosa. Delicate bouquets of hydrangeas adorned with silk ribbon were tied to the ends of every other pew lining the aisle. The palette of blush, pink, champagne and platinum was seen throughout in florals and accents. Two exquisite column bouquets were placed at the alter where their vows took place. From the bridesmaid’s blush colored dresses to the groomsmen grey suits, the colors were subtle, but made a dramatic statement. Blake was in awe of his beautiful bride as she was escorted down the aisle by her father.
After the ceremony, the guests were transported over the hill by shuttles to the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch for the cocktail reception, dinner and dancing. The design was “rustic elegance”. Since the backdrop was a rustic ranch & barn, we definitely wanted to use the elements that come along with it. Barrels, planks, wood structures, hay bales etc. It went beautifully with the elegant linens, chic decor and gorgeous flower arrangements. One of the most unique and fun elements used, was the Heirloom & Cinderella pumpkins! As guests entered the historic barn, the wagon out front was filled with pumpkins coordinating with the décor and adding a hint of Fall. In between the pumpkins were tall hurricane candles which lined the pathway to the barn doors. On the doors of the barn hung their initials “A” & “B” covered in flowers. The round guests tables were covered in natural linens with Tuscany natural napkins tied with a blush silk ribbon and a white delphinium blossom was placed on top of each place setting. All of the tables were set perfectly with clear glass beaded chargers, white china and vintage inspired flatware. The centerpieces were a mixture of mercury glass vases with blush, pale pink and light cream colored flowers. The impressive 48’ head table was the focus of the room. The table was draped with a blush colored linen with a natural linen overlay swaged and pinned up. Three crystal chandeliers were hung above the length of the table. Blush and cream ribbons were strung in between giving a whimsical feel. Seven wrought iron chandeliers, that hang in the barn, were adorned with bouquets of flowers and foliage and tied with silk ribbons hanging down. A 13 piece band played as guests enjoyed the family style dining and company of their friends and family. After dinner the dessert table was open. The rustic wood table was filled with sugary delights. The cake and desserts were placed on milk glass platters with silk ribbon and blush spray roses to make a sweet presentation. Hay bales with half wine barrels were set up along the wall for guests to sit and relax. The bales were covered in a natural swiss dot fabric and tied with leather.
Handmade pillows lined the wall to make the bales more comfortable. Small arrangements and votives were placed on the tables to give an inviting feel. The band played into the night while guests enjoyed the amazing night!
Photography: Sylvie Gil Photography | Planner: Touch of Style, Event Coordinating & Design | Flowers: ADORNMENTS flowers + finery | Wedding Dress: JLM Couture, Inc | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Jewelry: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale | Catering: Trumpet Vine Catering | Make up: The Queens Bees | Hair: Avalon Salon | Band: David Martin House Party | Groom's Attire: Rossini's Mens Wear | Vintage Car: Classy Chassis | Bridal Party Transportation: Stardust Cruises | Cake/Dessert: Cake Cathedral | Ceremony Site: Mission San Luis Obispo de Tolosa | Guest Transportation: American Star Trailways | Pumpkins: Chesebrough Farms | Reception Site: Santa Margarita Ranch | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals | Wood Table Rentals: All About Events