I absolutely love the idea of a soft, whimsical, feminine color palette for a wedding. Pastels give you just that! Pastels are so pretty and so fun to play with! They can be mixed very easily, which gives you a lot of leeway when designing your wedding decor. With baby blues, precious pinks, and gentle greens, you can create a breathtaking color palette. Pastels can be incorporated in table settings, dinnerware, bridesmaid dresses, flowers, cakes, and so much more! I am drooling over the idea of an outdoor wedding filled with pretty pastels! So what are you waiting for? Get planning your perfect pastel affair!
Have you ever been to the little island of Coronado? It is a special place that has a strong sense of community. One of my dearest friends is from the island and I have spent many vacations lounged on the deck of the Del & riding tandem bikes along the seawalk. This Coronado wedding is so carefree and fun- it feels exactly like Coronado! I love the color palette and many, many DIY elements. The bride created everything herself and it flows so smoothly. Don’t you just want to join their party?
Wedding Photography: Shewanders Photography / Ceremony: The Groom’s Family Home / Reception: Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa in Coronado, California / Wedding Coordination: Creative Affairs, Inc. / Floral Design: KLF Floral + Root 75 / Paper Goods: Brightly Designed / Wedding Cake: Flour Power Cakery / Fudge Favors: Fuzziwig’s Candy Factory / DJ: Austin Hendrix Productions / Wedding Dress: Jim Hjelm Blush Collection / Hair: Audra Rene / Makeup: Beauty by Elena / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J.Crew / Men’s Suits: J.Crew
Everything about this wedding makes me feel sweet and sugary. From the romantic dress with cap sleeves and glitzy lace to the soft invitations with just a hint of a lilac print. You can recreate this garden party with a flapper-style wedding dress and bejewled shoes; mismatched bridesmaid dresses in the softest pearly-blue color; and a breathtaking setting beneath a canopy of trees. The reception is simple with long tables, and large candles as centerpieces set atop a soft, lace table runner. This couple got married at a private residence in Calistoga, California and was photographed by Greg Slick.
Wedding Photography: Greg Slick Photography / Wedding Venue: A Private Residence in Calistoga, California / Floral Design: The Blue Orchid (Now Closed) / Wedding Planning: Kathy Higgins Weddings / Catering: Knickerbockers’ Catering / Wedding Lighting: Illusions lighting / Succulent Wreath: Fairy Blooms / Rentals: Classic Party Rentals / Band: Hot Club of San Francisco / Wedding Invitations: Betsy Dunlap + Blackbird Letterpress / Programs, Table Settings, Menu, Escort Cards + Other Printed Materials: Anna Michelle Cards / Guest Welcome Bags + Table Runners: DIY / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham / Bride’s Shoes: Valentino / Jewelry: Borrowed from Her Mother + Her Grandmother / Rings: Todd Reed + DIY / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Ivy & Aster, J.Crew + RK Bridal / Hair + Makeup: Katie Nash Hair + Makeup / Men’s Suits: J.Crew / Men’s Ties: Hermes / Getting Ready Venues: Sonoma Ranch + Bellissimo House
I’m just drooling over this dress. It is perfectly romantic and the bride looks absolutely ethereal! With mismatched china, soft pastel flowers, and a dapper groom in a gray suit, this wedding has all of the soft elements of spring. You can recreate this Napa Wedding with a garden setting, long table seating, burlap table runners, simple flower arrangements, some delicious catering, fun adult beverages, and joyful guests. Easy enough, huh? Okay I won’t hold your attention any longer… take a look at this lovely, lovely wedding!
Wedding Photography: What Shanni Saw / Wedding Venue: A Private Residence in Napa, California / Floral Design: Erica Rose Design / Wedding Planning: Off the Beaten Path / Catering: Tim Vallery of Off the Beaten Path / Production + Event Rentals: Wine Country Party & Events / Wedding Cake: Cake Crouquette / DJ: Feet First Entertainment / Officiant: Rabbi Gershon of Jewish Interfaith Wedding Network / Wedding Dress: Vera Wang / Hair + Makeup: Sarah Hyde of SHE Makeup