Wednesday, June 30, 2010

{real wedding sneak peek} marci + josh 6.26.10

Ok folks, this past weekend I had the honor of designing and coordinating this wedding for a couple who is very special to me... here are the newlyweds
Josh + Marci
I can't even begin to tell you how much I enjoyed planning their big day with them... they are so mellow, easy going, and fun; which made them a dream to work with!  Josh + Marci are college sweethearts who were looking for a very Anthropology and eclectically inspired day... I'm happy to say we succeeded in that! They were married at Rancho Capistrano in San Juan Capistrano on a gorgeous day here in So Cal, and we were blessed with such beautiful weather! 
{none of the june gloom we've been having here recently}

Anyhow, while we're waiting on the no doubt amazing photos from their photographer Hugh Forte, here are some sneak peek shots captured from their day.  I hope you enjoy these glimpses of their wedding!

gorgeously eclectic bridesmaid bouquets
{dusty miller. cabbage, wild peonies, painted scabiosa, hydrangea, and many other wonderful blooms}

Marci's monique lhuillier dress was gorgeous and so was her bouquet filled with ruffled tulips, dusty miller, freesia, garden roses, peonies {just to name a few} =)

and LOOK at these phenomenal shoes!!! 
I melt just looking at them...

the centerpieces incorporated 5-6 different containers filled with all sorts of florals, and the centerpieces sat on piece of burlap to anchor them - all the tablescapes really were a feast for the eyes. 

We used three varying sized vintage frames, which we attached chicken wire to and painted white, 
then clipped on the vintage shipping tag escort cards with painted mini clothes-pins.

This is one of their 3 cakes, Jay's catering did such a wonderful job implementing the style we were going for.. we gave them burlap to cover the cake bases so that it would coordinate with the burlap on the tables and to echo the brown tones from the wedding invite envelopes {which were made from kraft paper}.  Also, the crocheted ribbon was a used to secure all the pieces of the invite suite, so we used it again to help add some interest to the satin ribbon wrapped around the base of each cake tier!

Don't you just love that sugar flower peony?!?

Here's a little look at some of the mini desserts that were served in addition to the cakes!
Jay's really outdid themselves with the color coordinated lollicakes, petit-four-esq cheescake bites, and chocolate covered cream puffs!  Trust me, they tasted just as yummy as they look - yep, 
I had to sample of course!

And here's a glimpse of the sweetheart table - we used the "M and J" initial mugs as containers for their table... We also plopped these amazing dinner plate dahlias around to help give texture and color to the table... I also added this pedestal & cloche to give them their own little dessert display, that way they could have their sweets without having to leave their table!

Well, that's all for now, but I hope you enjoyed this glimpse of the wedding... I still can't believe how wonderfully well all the details pulled together for such a truly beautiful day! 

Big thanks go out to the following wonderful vendors I was so blessed to work with that day!
Catering & desserts: Jay's Catering
Photos courtesy of Mary Lallande
Paper goods, jewelry & bridal accessories: Joie de Vie
Floral Design: Jayne Hallaian of Bits of Whimsy
DJ: Tony Boldi of Goodtimes Entertainment
Cinematography: Aqua Vivus Productions
Professional Photography: Hugh Forte


Jayme said...

A great day for a wonderful couple. It all came together and the decorations and flowers were amazing. Everything was just beautiful, but no pictures of your fabulous dessert table?

Evelyn said...

I saw your dessert table on Amy Atlas' blog, and I just wanted to tell you what a gorgeous job you did on this entire wedding! I'm an event planner and designer in Canada, and I love the concept for this wedding as well as the beautiful desk you used as the dessert "table". Great job!

Object of Maya*ffection said...

What a FAB scheme! Her dress is GORGEOUS

Heavenly Blooms said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE. That is all. I loved it from the moment Mary posted pictures on Facebook. Very well done Blair. I do have one question... how did you print on the brown paper bags?

Joie De Vie said...

thanks for the comments everyone! hey Jaclyne - about the bags... i have a gocco printer so i gocco'd the goodie bags, whenever i can't run it through a printer, i use my gocco can print things! =)