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Traditional Rancho Santa Fe Wedding

This is one of those crazy gorgeous weddings you can barely believe is real until you read the description. But let me assure you, loves, it IS real and a talented team of vendors happen to be behind every last moment of pure, unadulterated beauty.  Think Details DefinedKathy Wright & Co and Boyd Harris, all coming together for a fairytale day that will have you swooning all Monday.  See it here.

From Details Defined… This Fourth of July weekend wedding took place under the golden sun, then celebrated under the star light skies of Rancho Santa Fe where a city ordinance does not allow street lights to allow the stars to shine bright.

Josie and Bobby said “I do” as the sun began to set and hot air balloons flew overhead. The celebration began pool side at Villa Magnolia then to the tennis court terrace and fabric draped tennis court.

There were about 180 guests dancing the night away to live music under the stars. The couple lives locally, the bride was always referred to as her mom’s little princess.

Photography: Boyd Harris | Event Planning: Details Defined | Floral Design: Kathy Wright & Co | Dress: M Bride Salon | Invitations: Carol Smith | Cinematogaphy: Modern 8 Films

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Modern Garden Party in Southern California

Bridesmaids in white, dashes of gold and the perfect amount of print are all tucked away in this beauty. Captured by Studio 28 Photo, this wedding takes the garden approach and kicks it up a few modern notches with a sea of white blooms by Green Leaf Designs and way too many cute details to list. See them all right here.

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Al Fresco
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From Allison at Studio 28 Photo… We were so excited to shoot Natalie and Charlie’s wedding. They are such an amazing couple and so in love we knew their day would be beautiful. It was a day full of love, laughter and serious style. This wedding really stood out in the pops of color, hints of gold and overall effortless chic it exuded. From live plants for the cake backdrop, to the glittery gold yum sign we we’re delighted to capture such a fabulous day for two very wonderful people in love!

From Natalie the Bride… Choosing our venue was easy. It was actually the first place we looked. I love the town of Rancho Santa Fe. It is exactly how I think of old Spanish style California. The hotel has such a rich history so I knew it was the perfect setting to hold the wedding of my dreams.

I would consider my style in general to be very eclectic so to pin point specific design inspiration is difficult. I am mostly inspired by places I have lived and traveled. Walking down the streets of New York City or vintage shopping in Palm Beach is the ultimate inspirational experience. And with a family full of interior designers I have been surrounded by great furniture, fabrics, and patterns my whole life. For instance, all of the paper goods were inspired by the famous Martinique palm wallpaper famously known for draping the halls of the Beverly Hills Hotel. The gold accents came from my 4 year career working for Jonathan Adler. He loves a pop of old Hollywood glam and gold is a great way to integrate that mid-century look. I kept the flowers simple, I wanted all white and kept them uniform within each vessel. This gave the wedding more of a modern feel. The palms became a nice pop of green that helped tie everything together.

My dress was a combination of two designers. The corset top was Monique Lhuillier and the skirt was Oscar de la Renta. The bow on the back of skirt made it feel like an art piece. I loved the structure and adored the fact that I was able to mix the 2 different designers and the 2 different fabrics.

Photography: Studio 28 Photo | Florist: Green Leaf Designs | Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Hair and Makeup: SoCal Bridal Beauty | DJ: Music on the Move | Coordination: Kensington Ryan Wedding Design | Skirt: Oscar De La Renta | Top: Monique Lhuillier

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Rancho Santa Fe Wedding from Birds of a Feather + Amorology

We tend to think of garden weddings as the new “It Girl” in the wedding world. They’re fresh and light filled and wildly beautiful. There’s no denying that. But this garden inspired wedding has a little something more. Its secret sauce is a gorgeous blend of classic detailing woven throughout. Those details are the mastermind of Amorology, along with the florals making up that garden feel by Twigg Botanicals and, of course, the images that we can’t stop poring over courtesy of Sarah Yates of Birds of a Feather.  They’re making this wedding truly shine. See so much more right here.

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Fall
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From AmorologyLiz and Danny both grew up in the town of Baltimore but it was a Raven’s game that brought them together, meeting at a post game party.  They quickly learned that they shared not only a love for the Ravens, but also a love for each other.  Danny recognized not only Liz’s evident beauty but her genuine, kind and honest nature and she always had a way of improving the day, the house and their plans.  In return, Liz knew she had found someone who approached life with absolute positivity and who she could be silly with and would always share laughter with her.  To top it all off, Danny could also make a mean mac n’ cheese to curb even her strongest cheese craving at any given moment.

When we met Liz we instantly fell in love with her too.  She had a classic beauty and style about her that we wanted to translate into her and Danny’s wedding.  She also had a love for cute party dresses, a girl after our own hearts and we couldn’t be more excited for her to put on another party dress, this time all in white!  

Inspired by Robert Frost’s wise words and Liz’s creed  to “take the road less traveled” as well as her fond memories of cozy snowy wintertimes spent with family we couldn’t help but conjure up images of a walk in the woods.  We set out to take Liz and Danny’s guests on a beautiful nature expedition through a palette of greens, creams, grays and rustic browns.  Driven by textures even more so than colors we incorporated weathered chunky gray wood tables, birch logs with white cable knit vases and cement terrariums filled with ferns and delicate blooms.  

Guests were invited to enter the tent from a display of stacked cut logs, moss, and candlelit wrapped votives with the guests names. Custom lace linens, romantic groupings of varied floral arrangements and abundant candlelight adorned the tables. One of our very favorite details was the gorgeous 40 foot custom weathered pergola that was built by Twigg Botanicals to sit under the canopy tent and housed the long head table with crystal chandeliers hanging above. Guests danced all night, dined on a delicious menu and treated themselves to cupcakes and the ice cream station before leaving with pretty packed popcorn bags for them to enjoy.  It truly was a beautiful evening and a walk to remember. We wish them all the best in their continued journey!

Photography: Sarah Yates, Birds of a Feather | Planning + Event Design: Heather Balliet, Amorology | Ceremony + Reception Venue: Rancho Valencia | Floral Design: Twigg Botanicals | Linens: La Tavola, Wildflower Linens | Rentals: Revelry Event Designers, Town and Country Event Rentals, Archive Vintage Rentals | Music: Blu Note Band | Ceremony, Cocktail, & Reception Music: Nathan Pratt | Stationary: Brightly Designed | Hair + Makeup: Team Hair & Makeup | Wedding Dress: Erin Cole Couture, Vera Wang Gown

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