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Ashlee + Michael: An Elegant Gray Spring California Historic Home Wedding By Jeff + Amber
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Jeff + AmberVenue: Green Gables EstateEvent Planner: Romance DirectorInvitations: Nostalgic ImprintsDress Designer: Hayley Paige from Mia Bella CoutureHair and Makeup Artist: Team NicoleShoes: BHLDNFloral Designer: Flora GlamorBridesmaid Dresses: Watters from Mia Bella CoutureGroom’s Attire: A Better Deal TuxedoBook Letters: Anthropologie DJ: San Diego Partytime DJsCake: Michele Coulon DessertierPhoto Booth: Mobile Photo Booth

Ashlee and Michael were married at Green Gables Estate in San Marcos, Calif. on April 13. “I knew from the very beginning that I did not want our wedding to be in a hotel, so I began to look at various outdoor venues,” Ashlee said. “When we came across Green Gables Estate, we knew we did not have to look any further as it had all of the character we were looking for.” The bride wore a sweetheart lace a-line wedding gown, accessorized with drop dangling earrings, initialed necklace, and jeweled sash, while the groom wore a light gray suit, accessorized with a patterned tie. Bridesmaids wore short gray dresses with keyhole backs and carried bouquets of roses, ranunculuses, football mums, and lamb’s ears. Guests were greeted at the ceremony with a wooden sign that said, “Today, two families are becoming one. Please pick a seat not a side.” “We did many things during the ceremony to make it very personal,” she said. “From having every one of our siblings participating in some manner to our 14-year-old dog Gibson being our ring bearer to our niece singing, and to all of our guests participating in the vows.” The reception followed cocktail hour in a tent draped with fabric on the ceiling. “We wanted all of our guests to feel at home so for the place cards we wrote everyone a personal note,” Ashlee said. Tables were decorated with tall candelabra centerpieces, lavender sprig numbers, vintage china, and favor bags at each place setting. They performed their first dance to “A Thousand Years” by Christina Perri, then surprised the crowd by switching the song to “Happy” by Pharrell Williams. That wasn’t the only entertainment for the night though — a photo booth complete with props kept smiles wide. The newlyweds’ best advice? “On the day of take a lot of deep breaths to soak everything in,” Ashlee said. “And attempt to schedule at least 10 to 15 minutes after the ceremony where you and your new husband can be alone and take in this joyous event.” See the full board here.

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Lyndsay + Andrew: A Retro Music-Themed Spring California Country Club Wedding By Jeff + Amber
Posted by Sarah Title. Filed under Real Weddings

Photos: Jeff + AmberVenue: Aliso Viejo Country ClubDress Designer: Sarah Seven from Lovely BrideShoes: Betsey JohnsonHair Stylist: Mars Hair StudioMakeup Artist: Mandy Lepke; Groom and Groomsmen Attire: H&MFloral Designer: Michelle White Floral Design; Bridesmaid Dresses: Modcloth and BHLDNRentals: Creative CoveringsOfficiant:Jason Lunde; Cake: Stephanie Petry; DJ: Hiba Quadri

Lyndsay and Andrew were married at Aliso Viejo Country Club in Aliso Viejo, Calif. on March 29. “Andrew and I both love music and wanted our wedding to be centered around that,” Lyndsay said. “We had originally considered having a 50s-themed wedding but decided to tone it down a notch and incorporate vinyl records and other elements to give it a vintage feel.” The bride wore a blush a-line wedding gown, accessorized with a pair of high heels accented with glitter hearts, while the groom wore a dark gray three-piece suit, accessorized with a bow tie. Bridesmaids wore mix ‘n’ matched dresses and carried bouquets of roses, hydrangeas, and green tricks. Guests were directed to the outdoor ceremony with a poster that said, “Keep Going!” “Our wedding turned out better than I could have imagined,” she said. “It’s kind of crazy to try and plan such a big event and just hope that it all turns out how you envisioned it.” The couple finally said, “I do” in front of 100 family and friends as their witnesses. Plus, they even helped decorate the indoor reception. “We were really lucky to have so many creatives and talents that did our flowers, invitations, hair, cake and desserts.” Notice the obsession with gold? Tables were decorated with rosette linens, antique vases and vessels, and favorite songs. The newlyweds performed their first dance to “Earth Angel” by Death Cab for Cutie and after dinner, dessert was served. A mini wedding cake plus macarons, cookies, pecan tarts, and more. Just wait until you see the getaway car! See the full board here.

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Editor’s Weekly Wrap-Up: Music-Themed Decor, DIY Ombre Seashell Escort Cards, Unexpected Wedding Invitations, Glamorous Bouquets, And Reception Spaces That Took Our Breath Away
It’s that time of week again! Here are some of our editor’s favorite boards and ideas that you may have missed:
Music-Themed Decor – If you want a celebration that sings, consider lyric-minded details such as instruments, records, cassette tapes, and billboard posters.
Photo: Jeff + Amber 
DIY Ombre Seashell Escort Cards – Play up an ocean theme with treasures from the sea!
Photo: Brittni Mehlhoff
10 Truly Unexpected Wedding Invitations – Whether it’s your favorite restaurants, places you’ve traveled to and from together, or maybe, your beloved canine, add unique touches that represent your relationship.
Photo: Paper Antler 
Glamorous Bouquets – Who says your leading ladies can’t stand out wearing gold sequin cocktail dresses and carrying show-stopping, bold and bright blooms?
Photo: Arimophoto 
10 Reception Venues That Took Our Breath Away – Make guests’ jaws drop when they walk into your dreamy summer space decorated with twinkling, paper star lanterns.
Photo: Samuel Lippke Studios
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