Friday, November 12, 2010

Love Notes: Caitlin & Matt's Wedding

So excited to post Caitlin + Matt's Wedding! Also so glad that it got featured by Style Me Pretty yesterday, always an honor to be among all of the swoon worthy weddings they post!

We always find inspiration from within our couples and in Caitlin & Matt's case, we could not help but create a hopelessly romantic wedding for the two! Caitlin is a Texas girl with traditional roots, so we knew from the get go that her wedding had to be sweet but also have a punch of fun.

She is definitely a romantic at heart with a sentimental side, which we wanted to highlight and share with her guests! With these ideas in mind, we formulated the concept of a Love Letters/Notes wedding.

The ceremony took place on the croquet lawn among a backdrop of sunny blues skies and hot air balloons. Vintage sheet music was fashioned into petal cones that hung from the sides of chairs for guests to toss as the happy couple walked by.

From the moment guests arrived at Rancho Valencia they were greeted with the couples' fondness of love letters. The sign-in table had a mailbox perched atop sprawling moss and loose flowers, where guests left "love notes" on the back of postcards for the couple. Paper elements on the mailbox read "Signed, Sealed, Delivered, which evoked memories of vintage love letters.

Elizabethan Bakery made the most scrumptious mini cupcakes in various flavors, such as lemon drop, plain jane, and rosie's red velvet. We placed all of the minis on to adorable cupcake stands in varying heights and shades of blues and greens. The display was just as cute as it was delicious!

Even though we wanted the wedding to be as romantic as possible, we also wanted it to reflect Caitlin & Matt's fun and outgoing personalities. This sense of playfulness was brought in by the color scheme. We combined pale peach tones & soft pinks with vibrant aqua and Kelly green, the bride's favorite color, to achieve the sweet yet sunny look. Which is exactly how you would describe Caitlin : )

Escort cards were pretty mini postcards, that led to tables which were all named after romantic love letter endings and salutations, such as "All of my love" and "Yours forever."

Tall pillar candles offered ambiance and danced among the moss and succulent lined tables that held the beautiful floral arrangements made up of garden roses, tuberose, dahlias, stock, and hydrangea. Which were arranged by Twigg Botanicals!

Once at their seats, guests were surprised to find gorgeous custom made stationary sets as their favors. The sets were enclosed brown paper boxes with assorted vintage stamps. These as well as all of the other to die for paper elements were fashioned by our fave, Brightly Designed.

After hours of dancing, the romantic evening came to a close with a sparkler send off, which was captured perfectly by Jona and Jerry from Forever Photography!Thanks so much for sharing these photos with us and congratulations Caitlin & Matt, we're sending you all of our love!