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See Why This California Wedding is a Treasure Trove of Pretty

From the magnifying glass escort cards to the kid’s table treasure chest place setting, this “You Are My Treasure-” themed wedding may be the most elegantly executed wedding theme ever thanks to Amorology. And the story behind it is even better (read it below). See how it all came together with gorgeous photos from Josh Elliot Photography and Aqua Vivus in The Vault!

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From AmorologyWhen we asked our beautiful couple what they love most about one another, Erin quickly replied that she loves how Jason would do anything for her. She continued by sharing a story that touched our hearts and inspired what would later become woven throughout the details of her wedding day. After a long summer day spent at the beach together and returning home, Erin realized the ring she wore, that was her grandmother’s wedding band, was no longer on her finger. Her grandparents were married for 50 years before her grandmother passed away and the ring was left as a gift to Erin, so it had incredible sentimental value to her. With tears streaming down her face, Jason swore he’d find the ring. He went back to the beach that evening, even hired a self-proclaimed “treasure hunter” and scoured the sands until Erin’s grandmother’s ring was found. Returning that evening with a bouquet of beautiful flowers in one hand and the ring in another, he obtained what seemed the impossible and reminded Erin just how lucky she was to have a man like Jason in her life.

Their story of love and commitment to one another inspired us to create a day for these two beautiful souls that reflected not only the strength of love they have but also the treasure that they have found in one another. For their color palette we turned to classic romantic tones of blush, bone, and natural greens, with gold elements throughout. Lovely Paper Things created an invitation suite that not only incorporated these lovely hues, but also introduced guests to our sweet couple’s story.

The wedding took place outdoors on a beautiful March day at Rancho Valencia. Guests were greeted by a swoon-worthy backdrop that read “You Are My Treasure” in romantic, swirls of calligraphy and was adorned with delicate chains in gold and copper. Below the backdrop, we displayed an eclectic mix of antique magnifying glasses we had gathered and tied with pretty paper names and table numbers that would double as favors. As a nod to Jason’s searching on the beach that summer, guests were invited to seek and find their seats! Corresponding large magnifying glasses numbered in gold vinyl served as the table numbers.

Oak and the Owl brought our color palette to life with her lush floral arrangements full of sweet peonies, anemones, garden roses, and greenery that paired beautifully with mixed metals and soft blush runners that cascaded across the tables. Romantic lounge spaces were set up throughout the reception space complete with vintage furniture and rugs. Even the little ones weren’t forgotten as they sat on piles of large pillows in only the prettiest varieties of fabric at their table. A wooden chest was placed on each setting with golden chocolate coins inside and hidden pictures for them to color!

Following a grand entrance and first dance with our new couple under raining confetti canons, guests sipped on Berried Treasure drinks and enjoyed a delicious dinner! To help Erin and Jason treasure the years, guests also visited our anniversary table and left written words of advice and love that were dedicated to the year the envelope was labeled with and that would be opened upon each milestone anniversary.

Our bride and groom spent the rest of the evening dancing the night away under the stars and proved once again that where your heart is, there your treasure will be also.

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Photography: Josh Elliott | Cinematography: Aqua Vivus Productions | Event Planning + Design: Amorology | Floral Design: Oak And Owl | Wedding Dress: The White Dress | Cake: Hey there, Cupcake! | Stationery: Lovely Paper Things | Makeup: Amy Clarke | Makeup: Swell Beauty | Venue: Rancho Valencia | Backdrop Rentals: Back Up Backdrops | Linen Rentals: La Tavola Fine Linen Rental | Lounge Rentals: Adore Folklore | Rentals: Farm Tables and More | Tabletop Rentals: The Hostess Haven

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This Stunning Rancho Valencia Wedding is Seriously Dripping in Romance

Not every meet cute is a “love at first sight” kind of story.  In fact, sometimes it can be the exact opposite. And for these two cuties, what started as a dislike of each other in high school turned into a meant-to-be relationship that all culminated in one of the prettiest weddings ever.  Think beautiful blooms from Organic Elements, a breathtaking Rancho Valencia setting and one gorgeous moment after another captured brilliantly by heidi-o-photo.  Head to THE VAULT for so much more.

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From the Bride… How did we meet, well, it wasn’t love at first sight! Ricky and I met in high school and had mutual friends. At some point in our lives we ended up just not liking each other very much. I was loud and crazy and he was a mellow surfer who thought I was a bit to much to handle. Over the years we kept running into each other to the point where one day we decided to give our friendship a try. From that moment on we never turned back. On our five year anniversary we tied the knot!

On my 21st first birthday Ricky took me wine tasting at South Coast Winery in Temecula, CA. While walking through the orange groves he stopped and said “I need to tie my shoe” I made a comment saying “ha, it looks like your going to propose.”  To my surprise he pulls a little black box from his sock and from that second on I nearly blacked out. I don’t know what he said, all I knew is that i was screaming “YES!”

How did we pick our venue? This is going to sound crazy, but the first thing I asked when I arrived to view Rancho Valencia was “Can I see your carpet in your ballroom”. I needed to get married somewhere that has nice carpet… strange, right? Once the carpet had my approval (because let me say their ballroom is gorgeous), I took the time to look at everything else the venue had to offer. There was just not one thing wrong with this place! We loved how beautiful and peaceful it was. We loved all the greenery. We loved the service. We just knew we had to have a special day there!

We wanted something timeless and clean. We both wanted to mix our styles together. I love the softness of ivory roses and greenery and he loved the idea of having masculine touches like wood. So we sat down with Susanne, our wedding planner, and she brought our ideas to life! We loved the soft flower details, romantic votive candles that she incorporated with wood accents. It was just perfect!

The most special part was praying and asking God to be the center of our marriage, because we know that we cant do it without Him. Our first act as a married couple was taking the first communion to remind us of what Jesus did for us.

My favorite vendors were Heidi & Kevin, my photographers, and Susanne my wedding planner. They both did an exceptional job. Our photos turned out amazing and they both captured REAL moments that I will cherish for a lifetime. Susanne really captured our vision and made it come to life. Without them my day wouldn’t have been so amazing!

Our most vivid memory was simply the love! Since it was an intimate family and closest friends wedding it was so nice to feel the genuine love and support from everyone. I loved my father daughter dance. My dad and I just kept hugging each other and crying the entire time.

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Photography: heidi-o-photo | Floral Design: Organic Elements | Cake: Sweet & Saucy Shop | Invitations: Minted | Hair: Lauren Hiller | DJ: Mobile Music Plus | Venue: Rancho Valencia | Coordination + Design: Crown Weddings | Glassware: Cheri's Vintage Table

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Romantic Rancho Santa Fe Garden Wedding

With chandeliers hanging from the trees, flower girls in sweet little tutus, a breathtaking Vera Wang wedding dress, vintage furniture from Found Rentals and a color palette of blush and gold, Minét and Jamie’s Southern California wedding is the very definition of romance. See every pretty detail, captured by Acres Of Hope Photography and Love & You Video in The Vault!

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From Couture EventsJaime and Minét fell in love while being work neighbors. Jaime worked next to Minét’s boutique & salon (Dolcetti Boutique and A Style Concierge)- co-owned by her and her sister, and he would come over and visit her and helped her with projects around the store as needed. They instantly became good friends. He was always there for her when she needed him and over time their friendship turned into a beautiful romance.

The couple decided to get married at the beautiful Inn at Rancho Santa Fe “It was everything we wanted,” Minét says. “An outdoor venue that could hold our guest count and at the same time had a very quaint feeling.”

The ceremony was very important to the couple and while many think only about the reception. Minét & Jaime wanted their guests to know how important their vows, union, and promise to each other was. They wanted to celebrate it with all of their guests. The ceremony details included a gorgeous Vera Wang gown, six flower girls donned tutus handmade by Minét’s mother, chandeliers hanging from the trees, and vintage doors draped in garland.

There were three of the most delicious signature drinks, lawn games, photo booths, escort cards, and vignettes of vintage furniture for guest to lounge on, hand made signage by the mother of the bride, and the corners of the cocktail lawn were filled with hanging florals.

For the reception, guests dined under a tent with ornate white draping, glittering chandeliers and gorgeous florals. “I wanted a very romantic feeling with mixed elements of wood, gold, blush and florals,” Minét says. Then they danced the night away under the glowing market lights and starlight sky.

The couple LOVES donuts so instead of serving their guests traditional desserts the couple decided to create a donut display with gourmet donuts from Donut Bar.

And they lived happily ever after…

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Photography: Erica Schneider Photography | Cinematography: Love & You Video | Event Planning + Design: Couture Events | Floral Design: Blush Botanicals | Wedding Dress: Vera Wang, Beverly Hills | Cake: Hey there, Cupcake! | Hair + Makeup: Maria Peters, A Style Concierge | DJ: Zephyr Brown | Venue: The Inn at Rancho Santa Fe | Ceremony Guitarist: Micky Dwyer | Cocktail & Dinner Guitarist: Bob Boss | Dessert: Donut Bar | Photo Booth: Mobile Photo Booth | Rentals: Classic Party Rentals - San Diego | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals

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