Carmen and Vince’s goal for their wedding day was a light-hearted garden party, and with the help of Some Like It Classic and Carte Blanche Design, they pulled it off effortlessly. This wedding brings all the romance, including the heart-shaped cactus cake topper! Thank you to Andrew Jade Photography for capturing it all.
From the bride, Carmen: The inspiration for my wedding was “garden” party. I am blown away by organic and natural flower arrangements, light-hearted colors like blush, ivory and soft pinks, and I am a sucker for strung lights over a romantic dinner. So, that is exactly what we strived for–a whimsical, natural, light-hearted garden party with all of those elements. My neutral color palette was inspired by the venue itself (because what is more beautiful than the dessert during golden hour or the pink and green bougainvillea plant scaling the walls of the courtyard?). I did not want to take anything away from the natural beauty around me, so I just enhanced it and made it my own. I wanted my florals to look like I had just picked them from my backyard garden–imperfectly perfect. The soft pinks and eucalyptus green was used to complement my blush bridesmaid dresses.
Of course, my husband had a lot to say about the food, so his love of Italian pasta, chicken and tenderloin was displayed on our menu. Not to mention, we built our very own donut wall to express his love for a Sunday donut in addition to the hundreds of Italian cookies that were baked by his grandmother. As a nod to my new last name, we created the “Fratantini” as our signature drink with strawberry lemonade, vodka, and complete by a gold foil straw. Our guests were seated at long feasting tables (to enhance our love of family gatherings) and adorned with eucalyptus runners and twinkling strung lights above. Before our guests sent us off with a sparkler exit, they were treated with french fries and milkshakes (one of our favorite treats!). It was our perfect day.
Photographer: Andrew Jade Photography
Wedding Design and Day-Of Coordination: Some Like It Classic
Floral Design: Carte Blanche Design
Venue: The Country Club at DC Ranch
Hair: Carissa Mott
Makeup: Courtney Montes
Wedding Cake: Ruze Cake House
Ceremony Music: Sarah Vanell
DJ: DJ Akshen
Entertainment: Haul N Ass Productions
Rentals and Linens: Classic Party Rentals
Signage and Calligraphy: Freed Hands
Photo Booth: The Foto Booth Bus
Videography: Corona Films