Backyard Pasadena Wedding from Desi Baytan Photography
September 17, 2012
United States
Classic WeddingsOutdoor Weddings
Sometimes all it takes is a sweet, classic wedding to make everything right in the world. Where Father of the Bride memories can float through my head and I can kick back and just soak up every last ounce of pretty. As is the case with today's lovely, lovely wedding photographed by the fabulous Desi Baytan (who is behind some of our all time favorite weddings by the way, like this one and this one here). So grab that muffin you've been eying, or fill up your latte, because this wedding will need your total attention. Click here for even more.
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From Desi Baytan Photography... In this elegant homecoming wedding, Mary wanted to create a "Father of the Bride" feel. When Ryan popped the question while attending their alma mater, Texas Christian University, Mary knew she wanted her wedding held at her parents' estate in Pasadena. A year's worth of planning and a house make-over later, Mary and her parents had transformed their home into an elegant reception space for a classic, modern wedding. Guests were entertained with hors d'oeuvres and cocktails on the front lawn, and in the back was a spacious reception area with a tent enclosure. And at the center of the tent hung gorgeous crystal chandeliers. In this wedding, classic is modern again with roses, hydrangeas and cymbidium orchids for florals. And for a touch of color with her classic white gown, Mary wore her deep blue heels by Manolo Blahnik.

Wedding Photography: Desi Baytan Photography / Reception: A Private Estate in Pasadena, California / Wedding Coordination: Jennifer Hronek of Joie de Vivre & Co. / Floral Design: Patterson’s Topiaries, Pots & Teas ( / Wedding Cinematography: Douglas Brannigan of Envision Productions / Catering: Hallee Gould of Kensington Caterers / Wedding Cake: Takes The Cake / Ceremony Quartet: Eric Zimmerman of Elegant Music (626-797-1795) / Ceremony Bagpipe: David Ibbotson of David the Bagpiper (562-866-4008) / Band: James Gang Band via West Coast Music / Rentals: Laird + Nicole of Town & Country Event Rentals / Linens: La Tavola / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Bride's Shoes: Manolo Blahnik / Bridesmaids' Dresses: Amsale