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Katie and Cameron’s orange and blue wedding captured by Aaron Shintaku is so vibrant and fun! Fresh oranges were paired with striped details, which made for a stunning combo. Oranges even found their way into Katie’s bouquet! How creative is that?! Bring it on, summer!

More from the bride, Katie:

I think our wedding was vibrant with the colors that we used and very unique! I really liked the blue I picked out and was going back and forth on another color for an accent. My fabulous wedding planner Jesi Haack was the first one to throw out the color orange. It worked so great throughout the wedding from the oranges she used in the bouquets, escort cards, center pieces, and even down the isle on the sheppard hooks. I loved that the orange just popped everywhere you looked!
Orange and Blue summer wedding with diy details in Fullerton CA

orange crush wedding diy bright blue summer wedding

We really wanted to get married outside so, we went back and forth on a few places. We wanted to have the ceremony and reception at the same venue so we could just enjoy the whole day without having to jump from one place to the next. We ended up going with the Fullerton Arboretum in Fullerton, California. We got married right in front of a pond with trees surrounding us, it was very surreal! There were orange trees as well which, went well with our whole theme!

Orange and blue wedding colors fullerton wedding
diy do-it-yourself wedding centerpieces favors table numbers

We decided to do mini desserts for fun. Kelsey Richards did all of the amazing desserts!! We had mini cheesecakes, cupcakes, mini apple pies (cutie pies), and even chocolate brittle!

White blue and orange summer wedding in Southern California
DIY wedding in orange and blue
Some advice from Katie:

Hire a wedding planner! It will ease the whole process from start to finish! And it just makes your day so great because you don’t have to worry about anything!

Wedding Vendors (Fullerton, CA):

Venue: Fullerton Arboretum / Photographer: Aaron Shintaku/ Event Designer & Florist: Jesi Haack / Caterer: La Casa Garcia / Desserts: Kelsey Richards / Paper Goods: Rachel Simonsen / DJ: Mark Hermanson of Epic DJ’s / Hair & Makeup: Bellagio Spa & Salon/ Bride’s Dress: Maggie Sottero from Ferndales Bridal / Bride’s Headband: Bridesmaid’s Dresses: Anthropologie

  • Love the bouquets! Orange and blue are a fabulous color combo!

  • What a beautiful and unique wedding!

  • You know, I’m not going to lie. Orange is not my favorite wedding color. But this wedding has totally converted me! It has just the perfect pop that doesn’t overwhelm. It really enhanced a lot of the details, like the centerpieces and ESPECIALLY the bouquets! How beautiful are they? Especially paired with the muted bridesmaids dresses…perfection.

  • what a fun wedding …the colors are so gorgeous and vibrant!

  • Fun, vibrant, spicy!

  • love the place settings!

  • Thanks everyone! This wedding was super fun, and so different to create!

  • Wow! I love everything about this wedding. The bouquets are so beautiful and look great next to those fabulous bridesmaids dresses! So pretty!

  • I love the bright orange in this wedding! It is such a joyful, summery color and is done so well here. I especially love it paired with those maids dresses. So fun!

  • how fun! I absolutely love that pop of orange that carried all throughout the wedding! It’s so nice seeing something new :)

  • ugh, this is so dang pretty! love the orange, the beautifully unique and modern flowers, the namecards in the drinks… geez.

  • I’m so impressed with their use of oranges! Such a cool cheap and cheerful idea, and really effective. Just think which other fruits you could use; lemons, limes….pineapples?!

  • Beautiful….but can’t help think these two must be Florida Gator fans :)

  • Robin

    Love the oranges holding the escort cards and the wrappings on the bouquets! And how happy the couple looks!

  • gorgeous colors indeed! so many details and I love the pincushion protea!

  • Love, LOVE it! Orange seems to be a growing trend- it’s so happy & fun!

  • Leah

    So pretty and put together! I was wondering about the aisle for the ceremony – did you just lay down a long piece of fabric? It’s a good idea!

  • Loving the orange and the fresh look of the photos!

  • What a sweet wedding! Adoring the orange & navy together!

  • Deborah Ocasio

    What a beautiful combo of orange and blue! I love it!

  • holy cow! the color palette is just gorgeous! the photography is exquisite and really captured the moments… i love the table numbers, the table centerpieces, the paper straws, the UNIQUE escort cards, the charcoal BM dresses with the bursting orange floral bouquets… I LOVE EVERYTHING about this wedding… what a treat to see today!

  • What a fun, gorgeous color palette!!! Such a beautiful couple. And I am loving all the details!


  • I adore those bouquets… and all of the rest of it too!

  • kaity

    i loooooove the color combo of orange and blue (go gators!) i’ll be having an orange and blue wedding myself in may 2011. this is a very inspiring post!

  • What fabulous flowers and the colours are so vibrant- love it!

  • The orange elements of this wedding are absolutely stunning. Kudos.

  • Katie

    Totally rad, I LOVE the oranges involved in the wedding. Such a fun, refreshing idea!

  • Jess

    Awe, Cal State Fullerton colors! I love it. Orange in my fav color.
    The bridesmaids dresses are super cute.