SUBMIT WEDDING
View Posts By:

categories

 

tags

 
Whimsical + Playful Malibu Wedding With a Ferris Wheel

As a little girl, this gorgeous Bride (who owns The Printed Palette with her handsome Groom) used to dress up in her aunt’s wedding dress and dream of her perfect day, which always included a ferris wheel and cotton candy. Years later her dream came true with help from Amorology, and as a result, we have so many pretty pictures from Acqua Photo to pin! From the jade green Weddington Way bridesmaids’ dresses (yes, that’s Tenley from “The Bachelor!”) to the Bride’s ruffly Lazaro gown for JLM Couture and the furniture from Pretty Vintage Rentals, everything about this day makes us smile. See it all here.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
Ranch
Styles
Whimsical

From AmorologyWhen there is a Ferris wheel and a cute couple who happen to be the proud owners of The Printed Palette, we knew that we were in for a great wedding! This wedding brought out the essence of good ol’ fashion fun and a sweet side courtesy of Bon Puf cotton candy cart and countless other treats. We loved working with this darling couple and even got to spend time with one of our favorites; bridesmaid Tenley Molzahn, from The Bachelor. There were so many playful details of this wedding from lawn games and a Photo Booth, to lots of DIY details that we had such an amazing time styling. Beautiful blooms from Plenty of Petals brought the tables to life and fun printed place-mats from Paper Source added a touch of metallic to pair with the mid century wood tables from Circa Rentals. Acqua Photo was there to capture all of the best and touching moments!

From the beautiful Bride… Kurt and I were high school acquaintances who each had a significant other when we met. He tells me now that he always thought I was the prettiest girl in high school. We reconnected in January 2005 on Myspace. He lived in San Diego and I was “finding myself” in between my parents house in Redlands and my best friend’s dorm in Fullerton. I fearlessly invited him to hang out at my friends house one night and to Disneyland the next day. I asked him what his favorite dessert was and he told me “Apple Crisp” so I went and bought him one of those obnoxious candles in that very scent. When he arrived to my friend’s house that night, I immediately had butterflies and couldn’t get over how tall and handsome he was. After an hour or so, I handed him the candle and told him that I was only going to give it to him if I liked him. Without realizing it, I had spilled the beans about how I felt. He teases me about it to this day, but I know that’s what won him over.

We went to Disneyland the next day and that is when we started to fall in love. After about a year of an on-again-off-again long distance relationship, Kurt asked me to move to San Diego to help him run a new screen printing business he was dreaming up. Without hesitation and in what seemed like almost immediately, I was packing my bags. We spent another six years running our custom screen printing business and going back and forth from BF/GF to “just friends” all while living together and business partnering together. I know. The business we were in was a very hard business in our given economy and left us little room to be creative. At the beginning of 2012 I decided we needed a change. I started to sketch and design my own designs for clothing. Within minutes of realizing this was going somewhere I named our new business “The Printed Palette”. This business was a new beginning for not only us as individuals but for us as a couple. We finally started to leave the stress behind and give our relationship the attention and chance it deserved. And it worked this time!

Kurt surprised me with a trip to the California Redwoods. He took me on a hike up a national park called “Wedding Rock”. It was truly the most beautiful vision of redwoods and the ocean crashing against the coast. Kurt asked a man to take our photo and walked up to grab his phone back from him after he snapped it. Kurt isn’t a fan of asking people to take pictures, so I remember thinking, “Wow this must be a special occasion.” And then he asked for another one “just in case.”  As I promptly fixed my hair I leaned to pose with him and I looked over to find him on one knee. “I want to ask you to marry me?” After nearly ten years, you can imagine I was pretty emotional. And with happy tears in my eyes on the beautiful coast of California, I said YES!!!

We are a fun, flirty couple with a “two heads are better than one” dynamic. We own a Lifestyle Brand called The Printed Palette. We wanted our wedding to be a reflection of our brand and showcase our playful relationship. Together, we designed and created all of the wooden signs, lawn games, and send off flags. We wanted our wedding day to be filled with all the trimmings of a celebration: balloons, confetti, and tons of love! My aunt told me at the wedding that I used to dress up in her wedding gown and say, “One day I will have a ferris wheel and cotton candy at my wedding.” And ironically I had forgotten what the child in me had always known.

I was inspired by my two favorite colors, peach and sea foam blue, and then adding a pop of jade green to tie the whole wedding together—I loved how it turned out! One of my visions for this day was to have an arbor that we could repurpose into a Photo Booth backdrop. Kurt was able to turn my vision into a reality and brought this backdrop to life by screen printing “Best Day Ever” on one side which guests saw as they entered and “Happily Hummel” on the other side which guests saw as we exited down the aisle as newlyweds and it rained confetti! This was one of our favorite DIY projects.

Photography: Acqua Photo | Videography: Scotty Davis | Floral Design: Plenty Of Petals | Wedding Dress: Lazaro | Cake: Sweet And Saucy Shop | Invitations: Twinkle And Toast | Bride's Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Rings: Tacori | Rings: Verragio | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Weddington Way | Hair : Kelsey Fenner | Lighting : Pacific Event Lighting | Groom's Attire: J. Crew | Venue: Calamigos Ranch | Band/DJ: So-Cal Wedding Music | Cotton Candy Cart: Bon Puf | Event Coordination And Styling: Amorology | Event Design And Decor: The Printed Palette | Flower Girl Dress: Tutu Du Monde | Furniture Rentals: Pretty Vintage Rentals | Furniture Rentals: Circa Vintage {Rentals}

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Classic + Nautical Chesapeake Bay Club Wedding

I officially have a new favorite wedding tradition: this gorgeous Bride and her best friends bought beaded belt to adorn their wedding dress and each lady wore it on her big day. How sweet is that! And there’s so much else to love from this gorgeous wedding, thanks to an amazing team of vendors including Krista A. JonesMyDeejayTidewater Inn, and the Chesapeake Bay Beach Club. See all the loveliness here.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
Event Venue
Styles
Nautical

From the Bride… Brian and I met during my second year of college at the University of Georgia. His sister, Emily, and I became friends while living in the same dorm our freshman year and the following year Brian and his parents came down to Athens to visit. After a group dinner where Brian and I met and discovered our mutual love for food, I knew he was special. We spent the next two years in a long distance relationship flying back and forth between Maryland and Georgia. One of our favorite things to do when I would visit him was to go to Annapolis. We would spend hours walking around and sitting on the benches down at city dock and eventually that became the exact place where Brian got down on one knee and proposed over five years later! Between our love for Annapolis and the fact that Brian grew up across the Bay Bridge on the Eastern Shore, where we spent countless weekends, we knew we wanted to get married somewhere near the water. We chose to get married at Chesapeake Bay Beach Club after falling in love with the gorgeous views! There aren’t enough words to describe how incredible our wedding day was and how much it meant to us to have our family and closest friends there to celebrate with us. From the delicious seafood to the Dolle’s caramel popcorn, Smith Island Cakes and country music, our wedding truly captured Brian and I as a couple. One of the most special things for me was that I got to wear the same beaded belt around my dress that my two best friends wore during each of their weddings. All of our vendors went above and beyond to make our day so special and we can’t thank them enough! I honestly don’t think I’ve ever smiled, giggled, or felt as much pure joy and happiness as much as I did throughout the day!

Photography: Krista A. Jones | Floral Design: Seaberry Farm | Wedding Dress: Allure | Cake: Classic Cakes | Invitations: Knots & Pearls | Jewelry: Zachary's | Bridesmaids' Dresses: J. Crew | Hair & Makeup: Up Do's For I Dos | DJ: MyDeejay | Venue: Chesapeake Bay Beach Club | Bridal Boutique: Betsy Robinson | Getting Ready: Tidewater Inn

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Whimsical + Fun Beach Boardwalk Engagement Session

Growing up in Northern California’s Bay Area, one of my favorite things to do every summer was go to the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk. With carousels, ferris wheels, roller coasters and more, beach boardwalks are the perfect spot for a fun-loving couple to take their engagement photos. And these gorgeous shots from Feather & Twine Photography are exactly why. See all the fun here.


From Feather & Twine PhotographyVivian and Kevin came to us with the idea of wanting their engagement session to be really, really FUN. They are currently in a long distance relationship because of jobs and grad school, so when they get to be together they truly live each moment full of intention. Vivian told us that she really loved the travel photos that Talon and I take when we are on trips together, and that they wanted their engagements to have that same vibe and instantly our heads were spinning with ideas. We had just moved to Austin, so we traveled down to Kemah to meet these two and it truly was like a play date with friends in a new city. They were unafraid to be charismatic, goofy and playful in front of the camera and that is truly what makes all the difference in an engagement session. It allowed us to take their love and truly photograph it in all it’s essence.

From the Bride and Groom… We wanted the engagement shoot to capture what our lives are with each other. We’re just two kids, who happen to be adults, exploring the world together with childlike wonder. For us, the engagement shoot felt so natural because we didn’t feel like we were under the scrutiny of a camera lens. We took a walk, took in the view, rode the Ferris wheel, and talked on a bench. We just let ourselves be swept away by a day of fun with two new friends, Kelsey and Talon.

Photography: Feather & Twine Photography | Event Planning: Jennifer Laura Design | Dress: Nordstrom | Shoes: Madewell | Hair & Makeup: Adorne Artistry

Romantic Hawaiian Estate Destination Wedding

Hawaii is without a doubt one of the most magical and romantic places in the world. But with gorgeous, organic florals from Passion Roots in muted shades of pink and red and soft, breathtaking photos captured by O’Malley Photographers, this sweet Portland couple’s destination wedding on the island of Oahu rivals the state’s natural beauty. See all the pretty here.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
BeachEstate

From O’Malley Photographers... We recently photographed a beautiful and intimate wedding on the island of Oahu. The bride and groom reside in Portland, Oregon but opted to have the wedding on the bride’s grandparents’ property near where she was born. It’s a stunning property overlooking Lanikai Beach and the ocean. The reception was held at the historic Moana Surfrider in Honolulu, with gorgeous florals by the talented Passion Roots.

Photography: O'Malley Photographers | Floral Design: Passion Roots | Wedding Dress: Sweetheart | Cake: Tiers Of Joy | Ceremony Venue: Kailua Beach | Reception Venue: Moana Surfrider | Ring: Tiffany & Co | Invitations & Calligraphy: Kelsey Malie Calligraphy

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
Romantic Napa Valley Estate Wedding

I may be biased since this stunning Bride and I were in the same sorority at UC Berkeley, but these “I Do’s” from Lovely Day Events have quickly become some of my all time faves. A gorgeous palette of peachy blooms and blush ‘maids, combined with personalized details featuring their rescue pup, Frankie, make this Britt Rene-captured family-friendly affair one for the books. See the full gallery here!

Colors
Seasons
Summer
Styles
Romantic

From the beautiful Bride… We originally met at UC Berkeley on a football game day. Jon was a Senior and I was a Freshman, but we didn’t start dating until after Jon had graduated. So countless BART rides to and from San Francisco were the start of our relationship.

Jon proposed at my parents’ house, in the backyard. I was completely shocked because I had planned a big rafting trip with all of our friends the next day — so on Friday afternoon my mom & I were making enchiladas getting ready for the party, when Jon called me outside because he had a question. I was in my bathing suit and covered in chicken (from the enchilada prep) — so needless to say I wasn’t prepared! It was the perfect proposal for us though, we came back inside and my family was waiting with champagne, and the next day all of our best friends were there to celebrate.

We wanted our wedding to feel like you were at our house. Jon and I (and my parents) LOVE entertaining and having people over for dinners and parties, so we wanted this to feel no different. My family is Italian, so the family style dinner played into that, as well as the long connecting tables. Essentially our goal was to make it a family affair. From Jon’s mom officiating the wedding to our little toddler cousins kicking off the dance party, it turned out exactly how we wanted.

I can never pull off surprising Jon, but he made it so easy for me with the first dance. For the last 8 months about every week he would come up with a new song he wanted to dance to. I didn’t really have a strong preference in the song, so I thought it would be fun to create a mix of all his favorites for the first dance. I sent all the songs to his friend who blended them all together and started it off with the song Jon thought was our first dance song. Before the wedding we took dance lessons, and learned a dance to the “fake song”. Jon kept wanting to practice it, but knowing that we weren’t actually dancing to that I kept pushing it off. Worried since we NEVER practiced, the day of we decided to just prom dance. Which turned out to be a good thing (despite looking very awkward) because once the song switched Jon was so surprised I don’t think he could have handled a choreographed dance! Ha!

The last “little” detail is our pup, Frankie. We rescued her almost 4 years ago, and our lives haven’t been the same ever since. She was a strong theme of the wedding — wine labels, thank you cards, signature drink, and also our ring bearer. She’s a wild woman so we weren’t sure how she would handle the ring bearer role, but she got it together (aside from eating part of her flower collar) and gave a perfect bark of approval once Jon’s mom announced we were married.

Photography: Britt Rene Photography | Coordination: Lovely Day Events | Floral Design: Susan Garden | Wedding Dress: BHLDN | Make-Up: Rose Rosales | Makeup Artist: Rose Rosales | Hair: Krista Howell | DJ: Brad Kinney | Wedding Venue: Sylvan Lake Estate | Photo Booth: Pro Studio Booths

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here
Elegant Orange + Navy Carlouel Yacht Club Wedding

Florida is famed for its sunny disposition, and this colorful wedding, with the Bride and Groom saying “I Do” under live blossoming orange trees, is the perfect example of a Sunshine State affair. Captured beautifully by Jacqui Cole Photography and Voila Cinematic, these yacht club nuptials were nautical with a twist, thanks to the amazing teams behind Tracie Domino Events and A&P Design.

Colors
Seasons
Spring
Settings
Yacht Club
Styles
Elegant

From Jacqui Cole PhotographyMeghan and Ben’s wedding was a joy to capture. Meghan and her ‘maids got ready at her family home in Clearwater. The girls all wore custom monogrammed shirts and toasted to Meghan’s new future! Almost all of Meghan and Ben’s guests had flown in from out of town so they graciously gave everyone a sweet welcome bag, filled with a map of Clearwater beach, hotspots not to miss, sunglasses and custom snacks.

Their whole wedding day had a subtle, yet beautiful Nantucket inspired theme. It all begins with the couples’ custom letterpress invitations by A&P Designs. The team created a beautiful citrus watercolor motif that was elegantly brought to life throughout the day! Tracie Domino Events and MMD executed Meghan’s vision flawlessly. The orange tree motif was brought to life at the alter where Meghan and Ben exchanged their vows under blossoming, real life orange trees!!

There were so many sweet details throughout the reception, including the orange placecards and bold pops of orange and blue. The couple even had pillows made for the cocktail lounge area. Meghan looked absolutely stunning in her Amsale gown and the Florida sunlight streamed through the trees as we took portraits.

Their day was full of unique and wonderful surprises! It was a true joy to capture such incredible memories!

Photography: Jacqui Cole Photography | Videography: Voila Cinematic | Event Planning: Tracie Domino Events | Floral Design: MMD Events | Wedding Dress: Amsale | Cake: Sylvia Tampa Cakes | Stationery: A&P Design | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Bella Bridesmaid | Makeup: Carlos Olivera | Entertainment: Bella Musica | DJ: Impulse Entertainment | Venue: Carlouel Yacht Club | Bridal Boutique: Malindy Elene | Event Decor: MMD Events | Film Processing: Photovision | Live Painter: Jacob Neagle | Men's Suits: The Black Tux

These Vendors are members of our Little Black Book.
For membership information, click here
These Featured Designers are members of our Look Book.
For membership information, click here