It’s not everyday that we get to share two beautiful rustic weddings on the same day. When Amy of Williamson County Weddings sent over this wedding, I knew I had to share. What’s not to love about a traditional wedding with bits of vintage details sprinkled throughout the day, a Monique Lhuillier gown and two adorable ring bearers in suspenders and bowties?
From Amy of When my best friend, Katie, from back home in Southern California called me at midnight on Christmas Eve 2009 to tell me that Ed had just proposed, I just couldn’t wait to get started helping her put together their wedding. Being a wedding planner is always fun, but when it’s your best friend, there’s a another level of excitement in the mix!
Katie & Ed wanted to create a vintage glam affair with lots of laid back SoCal energy, for which the private hacienda style estate, Rancho Las Lomas, was the ideal setting. They brought two unique styles to the table – Katie has a soft femininity with a background in fashion, and Ed is an All-American boy with a love of baseball and flip-flops! We chose to incorporate both of their influences, but focus it all into an early 20th century style for a cohesive look.
Tables were named after historic ballparks such as Ebbet Field, Yankee Stadium, and Wrigley Field, and designated with framed era-appropriate photos. Ed was particularly excited about that detail! The ring bearers carried a vintage baseball glove rather than a pillow, and Ed’s groom’s cake was an exact replica of that glove.
To create Katie’s soft look, we chose a color scheme of creams, pinks, and champagne, accented with gold and silver mercury glass. Larrissa and her staff at Inviting Occasion bathed the venue in ruffly cherry blossom branches and peonies to keep the look delicate, and accent pieces such as loveseats and armchairs from Found Vintage Rentals were perfect accessories, topped off with a great hutch and buffet to display Sweet & Saucy’s absolutely stunning wedding cake (I literally gasped in joy when it arrived!) and adorable mini-desserts.
The liner design from their invitation was carried throughout the entire event. We used it as the tent cards for the seating assignments, as well as the backing to the menu cards on the head table. The specialty paper, called Tuscany, didn’t include the same color palette, but it worked as a visual theme because it embodied the elegance and rich texture of the overall event style. Don’t be afraid to incorporate details that aren’t exactly “matchy matchy” to your linens and florals. If the feeling and personality of those details are right, it will work!
Wedding vendors (San Diego, California):
Venue: Rancho Las Lomas / Planning & Coordination: Amy Parman and CJ Dickson, Williamson County Weddings / Photography: White Haute Photography / Catering & Rentals: Jami Willis, 24 Carrots / Floral: Larrissa Rehder, Inviting Occasion/ Cakes & Desserts: My Sweet & Saucy/ Furniture: Found Vintage Rentals / Gown: Monique Lhuillier/ Bridesmaids Gowns: Lulu Kate/ Guitarist: Edward Trybek/ Wedding Stationery: Williamson County Weddings/ DJ & Lighting: Mike Carcano/ Hair: Salon One/ Makeup: Makeup by Berit