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!
From Amorology…When 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.
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