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Modern Beach House Wedding Inspiration

Backyard weddings are one of our favorite genres. They’re personalized and cozy and dripping in laid back elegance. And if that backyard happens to be mere feet from the ocean, consider it a whole new level of awesome. This photo shoot is oceanfront beauty paired with chic modern details and the idea of a casual beach house get together. Conceptualized and crafted by Lavender & TwineCassidy Rae Events and These Bud’s A Blooming, these images will have you rethinking that backyard affair and maybe moving it seaside.

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From Lavender & TwineThe inspiration for this modern and romantic shoot was sparked by an incredible tiled wall–a wall accenting a one of a kind modern beach house. We wanted to help couples think outside of the box, and inspire a fresh take on a modern beach wedding. With a mixed palette of neutrals, greens, and whites with pops of oranges and gold, this is the perfect combination for a modern yet elegant wedding.

The stunning floral arrangements were provided by These Buds A Blooming. Allie put something together more gorgeous than I ever imagined. I mean, did you see that bouquet?! The soft textures in the arrangements combined with the edginess of the succulents and pops of color are a perfect fit with this modern vibe.

Incredible linens were provided by La Tavola. The textured grey linen cloth was the perfect anchor for the table design with dishware provided by Town and Country Rentals. The modern print napkins added a little something extra special. The custom silverware gave the perfect balance of modern elegance.

The cake was provided by The Sugar Lab with a last minute placement of an air-plant as the cake topper. It was the perfect finish to the intentional imbalance of the cake. The use of geometric shapes and blocks made this cake truly something special.

Our gorgeous bride looked amazing in a Paolo Sebastian gown that continued the grey palette through the wardrobe. Crystal Robinson Makeup did an amazing job styling the already stunning brides hair and makeup.

Photography: Lavender & Twine | Event Design: Cassidy Rae Events | Wedding Dress: Paolo Sabastian From Nearly Newlywed | Cake: The Sugar Lab | Makeup & Hair: Crystal Robinson | Venue: Private Residence | Floral Design & Styling: These Bud's A Blooming | Linens: La Tavola | Models: Morgan Lott Of Mawwaige Films | Rentals: Town And Country

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Coronado Island Wedding by Shewanders Photography

San Diego will always have a very special place in my heart and as a former resident of that sunny little city, this wedding is making me oh so proud. It’s all the best parts of So. Cal coming together: a care-free, laid back attitude, a so-pretty-it-hurts aesthetic and a whole lot of talent rolled up into one romantic Coronado wedding. Talent that includes knockout images by Shewanders Photography, spring infused florals by KLF Floral + Root 75  and cheeky paper goods crafted by Brightly Designed just to name a few. And these images are just the tip of the iceberg. See the whole affair right here.

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From the Bride… September 3, 2011, was the best day of my life. I remember slipping into my dress and having a hard time believing that all of my dreams were coming true. From the paper pinwheels lining the aisle to the flower-filled mason jars hanging from the trees, every detail came together flawlessly. The invitations perfectly reflected my vision of rustic romance, while the gorgeous centerpieces gracefully accented the crochet lace table runners. Everything was tied together with the delicately detailed menus, table numbers and quotes scattered throughout the reception. I loved every second of planning this wedding. Even when I was overwhelmed, tired and ready for it all to be over, I enjoyed it. It wasn’t until I started to plan my wedding that I realized that having a team of vendors who work well together and having family and friends who love you and care for you no matter what are two of the most important ingredients to a dream wedding. I am beyond blessed to have had all of these ingredients. It is because of this that my wedding dreams were turned into a reality. I could not have asked for a better day.

Wedding Photography: Shewanders Photography / Ceremony: The Groom’s Family Home / Reception: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa in Coronado, California / Wedding Coordination: Creative Affairs, Inc. / Floral Design: KLF Floral + Root 75 / Paper Goods: Brightly Designed / Wedding Cake: Flour Power Cakery / Fudge Favors: Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory / DJ: Austin Hendrix Productions / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm Blush Collection / Hair: Audra Rene / Makeup: Beauty by Elena / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Men’s Suits: J.Crew

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