Colorful Franciscan Gardens Wedding

Garden Weddings

Today’s wedding is lovable for so many reasons, least of which is that it involves not one but two wedding photographers: Candice Benjamin, who shot the wedding day, and bride Kaysha, who’s a fantastic photographer herself! Kaysha and John’s big day was full of all the colors we dream about on a daily basis — oranges, yellows, pinks, greys — with a lovely modern twist.

colorful wedding invitations
ribbon curtain backdrop

From the bride, Kaysha: We wanted our wedding to be colorful, modern, and playful. Our colors were yellow and grey with touches of orange, pink and blue. We wanted everything to be clean and simple, but with lots of personality and full of our favorite things – like the coke bottles, yummy desserts, and family style seating so we could be close to all our guests.

coca cola decor
fuchsia wedding bouquet

ribbon curtain backdrop

colorful wedding ceremonies

ribbon curtain backdrop

ribbon curtain backdrop

colorful bridal processional
chalkboard seating chart

ribbon curtain backdrop

colorful wedding ceremonies
coral and orange wedding

For our wedding, we made ribbon wands, coke escort bottles, tissue pompoms, “here comes the bride” aisle sign, table numbers, all our paper goods, and the ceremony ribbon backdrop was put together on day of by our wonderful coordinator Lauren.

colorful bridal parties

embroidered wedding napkins
chevron wedding table
colorful wedding receptions

colorful wedding shoes
large pink peony

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Choose vendors who’s work you love, trust, and give them plenty of time on your wedding day to work their magic. If your planning any DIY projects start early, and don’t put it off to the last few weeks. Hire a day of coordinator at the very least – they are worth their weight in gold, and take the stress off you, your family, friends and even your vendors! Know that things will not go 100% according to plan, and that’s okay! Relax, laugh it off, and try to stay in the moment. Your wedding day will be amazing, even with the imperfections!

charcoal and coral wedding colors
colorful wedding centerpieces

charcoal and coral wedding colors
coca cola decor

charcoal and coral wedding colors
circus dessert tables

wedding meringues
reception sparkler getaways

View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bridal Party Processional: “Eyes,” Rogue Wave
Bride’s Processional: “For the Windows of Paradise,” Sufjan Stevens
Recessional: “Ho Hey,” The Lumineers
First Dance: “Stolen,” Dashboard Confessional
Father/Daughter Dance: “How Sweet It Is,” James Taylor
Last Dance: “We Are Young,” Fun.

Wedding Location: Los Angeles, CA / Wedding Photographer: Candice Benjamin / Wedding Venue: Franciscan Gardens / Wedding Coordinator: Lauren of Lavender Grey Events / Wedding Flowers: Pixies Petals / Wedding Dress and Sash: J. Crew / Hair Accessory: Tessa Kim / Earrings: Anthropologie / Wedding Shoes: Ruche / Hair and Makeup: Serene Bridal Beauty / Wedding Caterer: 24 Carrots / Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop / DJ: Extreme DJ / Photobooth: Photo Booth from Erin J. Saldana Photography / Wedding Invitations: Bride

  1. Le frère de la mariée

    I love the dessert! It’s a wonderful wedding!

  2. Caribbean Wedding Events

    The ceremony set up is so sweet with all the ribbons. Loving the peaches, pinks and yellows…nice colors~

  3. Kelly Mendoza

    Such an amazingly beautiful wedding!!! So happy for you John and Kaysha!

  4. Kaysha

    Yay, we are sooo excited! Thanks so much for the beautiful feature, it’s so fun to relive the day again!

  5. Tessa Kim

    Congratulations love! You look absolutely beautiful and I am so happy for both of you. <3!

  6. Mokara Floral

    I LOVE this wedding! Vow renewal PIN :) <3

  7. {The NotWedding}

    Amazing colors! Very inspiring for 2013!

  8. Rachelle Hobbs

    Crying tears of joy as I relive your special day! It was a perfect wedding and Kaysha’s attention to detail made the entire day spectacular! It was a wonderful reflection of John and Kaysha’s personalities, style and favorite things, so nice when a coupld takes the time to make their wedding a reflection of themselves and their love!

  9. Whitney Lane Arnett

    I love the way the tables are set up for the reception. Such a beautiful idea

  10. Kelly

    The last wedding I shot did something similar with fabric tied to a pole. Such a good idea, I wish I had thought about it when I got married.

  11. Candice Benjamin

    Thank you so much for the feature!!!

  12. Karis

    Love her colors! So fresh and feminine! Love it.

  13. A Day in May Design

    What beautiful and fun use of color! This couple and wedding look like a lot of fun :).

  14. Diana

    I love the colors used in this wedding! The ribbon backdrop was so colorful and flow-y! I would love to re-blog this post! Is that ok with you? I am a vintage wedding planner and like to inspire others who view my blog in search of this theme, of course giving you credit as well as the lovely couple featured in this blog post! Thanks so much!


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Photos by:

Candice Benjamin

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