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Chevron, Succulents + True Love: A Real Wedding by This Modern Romance
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Get ready to fall hard for Andrea and Eric’s rustic chic meets modern trend wedding; I know I sure have. Andrea and Eric met in nursing school and after graduation, worked in the same hospital.  Their early dates were filled with climbing, camping, and outdoorsy fun.  In the first two weeks, they even joked that they’d probably end up married!  Andrea always envisioned a barn wedding, but soon found that they are hard to come by in Southern California.  Finding Strawberry Farms Golf Club was a dream come true!  After reveling in blog post after blog post and searching for savory etsy inspirations, a day of rustic style, trendy accents, and sun-kissed love unfolded.  Stephanie Williams’ photography is always breathtaking, lovely, perfectly modern yet romantic as the name suggests… 

Honey and Poppies brought the golden yellow palette to life with the most charming combinations of succulents, billy balls, and tiny daisies.  These whimsical paper goods by Cheer Up Cherup set the tone for the relaxed, outdoor wedding day.

An emotional, sunlit ceremony took place in front of a rustic backdrop built by Eric’s father.  After, the couple posed for loads of darling portraits.  It’s safe to say that the camera likes them very, very much, these couple shots look entirely effortless.  I especially love the blissful luminosity in the photo above.

A fabulous barn reception followed, their rustic chic/trendy style poured thru in every detail!  

Before the evening was over, guests enjoyed an absolutely adorable spread of mini desserts by, none other than, Sweet and Saucy Shop, and fun on the dance floor.  Andrea says, ‘We didn’t have a huge budget for our wedding but I really think we spent money in all the right places and ended up with a wedding that was just what we wanted. Also I can’t stress enough how important photography is. The whole day rushed by so fast and I am so glad I have the beautiful pictures to remember all the details. If you’re going to splurge anywhere it should be on photography!’

Utterly charmed? That’s most certainly a yes on our end. ♥ Don’t miss the rest of the photos over here.

Photography by This Modern Romance

Florals by Honey and Poppies

Bridal Gown by Enzoani from Mariposa Boutique

Bridal Shoes by Badgley Mischka

Bridesmaids Dresses by BCBG Max Azria

Men’s Attire by H&M

Bride’s Hair by Dianna Lopez of Hello Beautiful Salon

Venue, Catering & Event Coordination by Strawberry Farms Golf Club

Invitations by Cheer Up Cherup

Cake by Sweet and Saucy Shop

DJ: Visions Entertainment

Rentals by Dress my Party

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A Rustic Chic Real Wedding by Allie Lindsey Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Ali and Troy’s Oceanside, California wedding aimed to be casual, rustic and fun. From the looks of these gorgeous photos, courtesy of Allie Lindsey Photography– goal accomplished! The palette of navy, grey, burlap and splashes of green (think succulents) was perfect for this relaxed wedding with California country flair.

Ali’s fit and flare Alfred Angelo gown is perfectly chic, especially with that coordinating navy accent sash!  The maids wore lace frocks from Banana Republic, paired with cowgirl boots.  Love that look- it gets me every time.  Leaf it to Lexi Floral Design created ethereal baby’s breath bouquets that tied it all together.

The bride and groom went to high school together, but weren’t friends at the time. Eight years later, Alison’s brother-in-law, who was Troy’s best friend growing up, introduced them. They married in Heritage Park on an amazing, cloudless day in May.

Alison got a lot of her ideas for detail from Pinterest. Those personalized bottles are definitely a Pinterest-worthy highlight!  The reception was catered by the Delicioso Food Truck (how fun)! and the cake table  was crafted by Sweet Thing Bakery. A photo booth played the role of ‘guestbook’ and provided fun favors.

Coordinated by Main Thing Events, this rustic celebration was as sweet as it gets. From the optional quilt seating for the ceremony (which kids loved) to the taco truck and photobooth (which the adults loved), Ali and Troy’s wedding was a hit.  The relaxed vibe allowed for the love to flow- between family, friends, and of course, between the adorable couple <3

Photos by Allie Lindsey Photography

Coordination by Main Thing Events

Bridal Gown by Alfred Angelo

Bridesmaids Dresses by Banana Republic

Florals by Leaf it to Lexi Floral Design

Venue: Heritage Park

Catering by Delicioso Food Truck

Cake by Sweet Thing Bakery

Favors by The Photobooth Company



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Eclectic West Coast Wedding by Aubrey Joy Photography
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

I’m sooo crazy about Elizabeth and Cristian’s eclectic style… and the gown, oh the gown.  Elizabeth wore a Monique Lhuillier stunner that is incredibly unique and sophisticated. Enjoy their story in photographs by Washington-based photographer, Aubrey Joy.The couple chose The Little Door Restaurant in Los Angeles because of its eclectic feel, knowing that traditional wedding décor was not going to work. Growing up in southern California, Elizabeth has always loved succulents and the desert greenery fit in perfectly with the vibe of the space. Items collected from thrift shops, flea markets and the Pasadena Rose Bowl Antique Fair were used as planters. To emphasize The Little Door theme, skeleton keys were tied to hand-calligraphed manila tags by NJW Calligraphy and displayed as escort cards. Guests were sent home with custom recipe books from the bride and groom, who both love to cook. With so many of their friends and family spread throughout the country, they don’t get the opportunity to share a meal nearly as often as they’d like, making the parting gift particularly sweet and meaningful.

Blissful Wishes to this gorgeous couple, Elizabeth + Cristian!

Photos by Aubrey Joy Photography

Bridal Gown by Monique Lhuillier via She by Cindy

Bride’s Hair by Chris McMillan Salon

Venue: The Little Door Restaurant

Calligraphy by NJW Calligraphy

Cake by Sweet Lady Jane

Band: The Get Down Boys

Event Design by the Bride + MOH, Alexis Eskenazi; Senior Event Producer at Colin Cowie Lifestyle


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A Tuscan-Inspired Real Wedding by Amanda Patrice
Posted by Kate. Filed under Real Weddings

Jon and Keri first met while studying abroad in Italy, but it wasn’t until years later, when they ran into each other at a mutual friend’s birthday party in California, that the sparks flew. Their wedding was both a fun celebration of their love, and a snapshot of gorgeous, Tuscan-inspired details.  In fact, I’m in awe of just how much these photos by Amanda Patrice take me straight to the dreamy, rustic Italian countryside…I just love the sophistication of black bridesmaid’s dresses…  The palette featured black, pewter, and hints of purple.  Cupid’s Arrow Floral Studio worked with heavy greenery in the bouquets and décor to create a balancing effect, a pairing of deep hues with organic accents.

The Mission Inn couldn’t have been a more perfect venue…with its amazing architecture and old world ambiance. Italian lights hung from above, while authentic postcards marked each table. 

A special thanks to Amanda Patrice for sharing these awe-inspiring photos!

Sending heartfelt wishes to this beautiful couple, Jon + Keri…

Photos by Amanda Patrice

Reception Venue: The Mission Inn

Event Design by HMC Event Solutions

Bridal Beauty by Dollhouse Hair & Makeup Design

Flowers by Cupid’s Arrow Floral Studio

Video by Godfather Films

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