When we get our hands on a gorgeous garden wedding like this one from Dave Richards Photography, it’s a good, good day at SMP. Because when you pair up fluffy blooms, vintage bits, delicate laces, a purely spectacular setting like Maravilla Gardens and loads of California sunlight? There’s no denying this sweet wedding concoction will fill you with sweeping love.
From the beautiful Bride… I wanted the wedding to be a “secret garden” theme. Both Michael and I are earth signs and love nature. We wanted to get married outdoors and were very inspired by the natural beauty of the gardens at Maravilla. We didn’t want anything too flashy or over the top. Which is why our color pallet was very muted with neutrals and whites. I would say my personal style for the wedding was ‘romantic.’ I had a Grecian influence and was drawn to delicate laces, vintage pieces and also anything bohemian. I wanted to have a timeless look that I would still love years down the road.
Additional Notes: Bride and Groom were married by a long time family friend. The cake was made by the Groom’s mother. Wedding signs were hand painted by the Bride’s sister. Also, the bride designed her own dress and Liza made the dress at her shop!
Photography: Dave Richards Photography | Floral Design: The English Garden | Wedding Dress: Brides By Liza | Invitations: Rifle Paper Co. | Ceremony Venue: Maravilla Gardens | Reception Venue: Maravilla Gardens | Shoes: Badgley Mischka | Catering: Command Performance Catering | DJ: Elegant Event Entertainment | Cake Topper: BLDHN
Darlings, we’re staring the week off right. Everything about this sunny Maravilla Gardens soiree from Hazelnut Photography is sooo right. It’s a combination that I’ve come to call my very own dream wedding. Floral-robed ‘maids turned blush beauties, ivory bouquets dotted with peach from The Little Branch, signage galore and so much more. This stunner will surely brighten your Monday morn!
From Hazelnut Photography… Two people couldn’t be more in sync with one another. It seems they’ve been following each other for most of their lives. Now, they are next to one another, standing side by side, as they take on this new life adventure together! Michelle & Bryan went to rival high schools in Southern California, but didn’t meet until they both ended up at Penn for college. They’ve been together since their freshman year and finally tied the knot on Saturday!
These two, Michelle & Bryan, are so absolutely perfect for each other. Their wedding day will go down as one of my favorites, because it was so genuine. It seemed to be a perfect representation of them, as individuals and as a couple. They have a beautiful respect for one another, an immense love for their families and true admiration for their friends. It was an incredible day, full of love and laughter and I couldn’t be more thrilled for the two of them!
Photography: Hazelnut Photography | Florist: The Little Branch | Bakery: Skiffs Cakes | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids Dresses: BHLDN | DJ: Elegant Entertainment | Bridal Gown: Amy Kuschel | Bridesmaids Robes: Sunset To Sunrise | Car Rental: Classy Chassis Rentals | Cookies: Z Patisserie | Venue: Maravilla Gardens
This, my friends, is what a rustic wonderland looks like: cowboy boots, mason jars and beautiful florals from Stella Bloom Designs all coming together to create an al fresco paradise of epic proportions. It’s the brainchild of a fabulous event planner bride (of the amazing Wild Heart Events) and a team of stellar vendors that made it all happen. See every gorgeous moment captured by Lavender & Twine right here.
And even more awesome from Mawwiage Films…
From the Bride… When planning my wedding, I hoped for it to be romantic, fun, down home and pretty. And after seeing all the details come together, I can say that it was a perfect blend of all those adjectives. Homemade, rustic, magical and loving sums up my wedding day. Every last detail was handmade with love and it showed.
I wanted to combine blush tones and pops of teal to create the perfect early summer atmosphere. We kept our florals and linens soft and romantic while contrasting with miss-matched dishes and glassware. We wanted people to kick their boots off and stay awhile and encouraged them to do so by providing hay bale couches during cocktail hour, plenty of comfort food to eat and more than enough booze to go around.
All the little details and hours of crafting definitely paid off when we finally got to see it all together. Over 200 people danced into the early morning hours and even brought their trailers to camp for the night. There isn’t one detail I’d change about that perfect June day.
Photography: Lavender & Twine | Videography: Mawwiage Films | Event Design: Wild Heart Events | Floral Design: Stella Bloom Designs | Wedding Dress: La Soie | Cake: Jana's Creative Cakes | Invitations: Jamie Ellen Paperie | Catering: Red's BBQ | Hair: Katie Lee | Hair: All American Curls | Rentals: Lister Party Rentals | Venue: Camarillo Ranch Via Wild Heart Events