Backyard Coto de Caza Wedding from Callaway Gable + Sterling Engagements
September 14, 2011
United States
Outdoor Weddings
This California wedding is glamourous with a capital GLAM. The backyard venue was turned into a glitzy and gorgeous affair by Sterling Engagements, to match the beyond stunning bride and her equally amazing dress. Captured by the fantastic Callaway Gable, this is definitely the wedding to fill your brain, and your inspiration folder, with absolute luxe details. I think I'll spend all day dreaming away in the gallery, so when you're ready to join me click here!

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Delish food courtesy of 24 Carrots.

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From Sterling Engagements ... Nicole and Matt are one of those dynamic couples that have a love for life and really know how to have a great time.  From our initial meeting, I immediately knew Nicole was a bride that knew exactly what she wanted and I was so thrilled to assist her in executing it.

Their wedding took place in Nicole’s parents’ gorgeous home in Coto De Coza, California.  The time leading up to the wedding was definitely unique as her father was remodeling their home up until the final days before her and Matt’s big day.  The entire grounds were transformed into this lush gorgeous oasis, Nicole really wanted to compliment this through her design.

Her and Matt had somewhat modern taste and she wanted something elegant yet fun to match their uber chic style.  It was crucial that their wedding was sexy and had a vibe that was almost intoxifying.  The design aesthetic developed into a Modern Elegance meets Miami Chic using predominantly black and white in their color palette with some green.

Nicole and Matt’s ceremony took place under the gazebo overlooking the pool.  We had several rows of white lounge benches for guests to comfortably enjoy their sweet nuptials under umbrellas.  The aesthetic of the palm trees and the pool in combination with swanky furniture, romantic white florals and draping really created the perfect environment.

Cocktails both pre- and post- ceremony were up at the outdoor bar where we setup an elaborate artesian station featuring a variety of meats, cheeses fruits and nuts.  Their signature cocktail was the 10.10.10 which featured a kiss of vodka, a smooth splash of soda and a zesty sweet wedge of lemon.

Dinner was served on the opposite side of the backyard where we created an intimate grouping of feasting tables in combination with some rounds.  For the feasting tables we used black lamour linens with a black and white damask runner, then for the rounds we coordinated using the black and white damask linen.  Amanda Crawford from AC Floral designed incredible arrangements incorporating lilies which Nicole had a love for.  She also used an assortment of green spider mums, dendrobium orchids and green limbo roses.  The look was very modern, clean and symmetrical yet stunning.

Nicole and Matt are such a fun couple and their wedding was such a celebration, which is why it was no surprise how hot the dance floor was immediately following dinner.  Guests returned back to the pool area which was transitioned into a stylish lounge to really get the party started.  DJ Nahchey spun hits and really set the tone for the remainder of the evening.  After the cake was cut guests enjoyed bite-size treats by Fantasy Frostings.  Between cake pops, half dipped cookies and mini tarts the night could not have gotten any sweeter!

Photography: Callaway Gable / Beverage Catering: Pierce Street / Catering: 24 Carrots / Cake: Homemade with Love! / Dessert Buffet: Fantasy Frostings / Entertainment: Dash Entertainment / Flowers: AC Floral Designs / Heaters: Huntington Beach Propane / Linens: Designer Specialty Linens / Makeup: Brie Leach / Hair: Robert Rea / Officiant: Reverend Kenneth James / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Restrooms: Central Coast Rentals / Waitstaff: Runway Waiters / Venue: Private Residence / Wedding Planner: Sterling Engagements / Stationery: Details Design