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Colorful Santa Margarita Wedding

This California wedding at Spanish Oaks Ranch in California and shot by Abi Q Photography is just what we need to perk up our work week. How can you be glum looking at these bright colors and dahlia floral arrangements? The bride, Lisa (who is also the brains behind Marzee Social Events), and her groom picked their wedding colors around the shades of their aisle runner, which set the stage for one amazing wedding day:


orange bridesmaids dresses

From the bride, Lisa: The color scheme was based on the colors of the aisle runner. The main colors were coral, gold/orange, rust red, lipstick pink, and teal. I painted everything (the desk that the cakes were on, the birdcage, & the candle holders that went down the aisle. I made the table numbers with number wood blocks decorated with the fabric from the aisle runner, the gifts for our guests were mixed CDs with cutout fabric hearts on the CD pocket.

groom in tan suitdahlia wedding bouquets

dahlia wedding bouquets

bride putting on makeupdahlia wedding bouquets

gramophone wedding decor

bride and groom fashion

bride and groom kissing

red straw drinks

Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Just have fun with it and remember what is important…if you have a strict budget, try to narrow down what you don’t really care as much about and save money on those details. It is fun to plan your own wedding, especially for those of you who like to have control, but it is important to have a day of coordinator, so that you can relax and enjoy every part of that day. And of course try to take it all in and cherish every second of it because it goes by too fast!


orange bridesmaids dresses

bride during ceremonydahlia wedding centerpieces

bride and groom bouquets

pink wedding ceremony

orange bridal party

pink simple centerpiecespink wedding drinks

vintage red wedding decor

vintage wedding decorringbearer with nest

bride and groom with flower girl


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Processional: “Somewhere Over the Rainbow,” Israel Kamakawiwo’de; “Wild Horses,” The Sundays; “Angel Song,” Connie Wollenhupt; Pachebel’s Canon in D Minor
Recessional: “Just Like Heaven,” The Cure
First Dance: “Your Song,” Ellie Goulding
Cake Cutting: “New Slang,” The Shins
Bouquet Toss: “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” Cindi Lauper

Wedding Vendors (Santa Margarita, CA):

Wedding Venue: Spanish Oaks Ranch / Wedding Photographer: Abi Q Photography / Wedding Planner: Marzee Social Events / Wedding Flowers: Kate Baker Florals / Wedding Dress: Mori Lee by Madeline Gardner via A Heart’s Desire / Wedding Veil: Made by bride / Hair: Kelsey Tikker at Hive Natural Beauty Collective / Makeup: Kristina Buckley at Tigerlili Salon and Spa / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: BCBG / Bridesmaids’ Shoes: Rachel Roy / Cocktail Hour Musicians: Ben Hein and Britton Miller / DJ: AMS Entertainment / Wedding Caterer: Upper Crust Trattoria / Wedding Cake: Kristina Buckley / Wedding Invitations: Wedding Paper Divas

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