This romantic wedding shot by Julie Mikos has a soft pink color palette done right — accompanied of lots of candlelight and stunning florals from Nicole Ha Designs. Newlyweds Michelle and David had their hearts set on a wedding in Napa Valley, and they stumbled upon the incredible Auberge du Soleil.
Bride Michelle said she and her husband David “wanted an intimate wedding for close friends and family in Napa. We wanted a romantic, English-garden inspired wedding.”
The couple captured their vision with hand-stamped the wedding wish cards and table numbers, a pastel palette and soft, fresh flowers that flooded their tables and aisle.
Wedding Vendors (Rutherford, CA):
Wedding Venue: Auberge Du Soleil / Wedding Photographer: Julie Mikos / Wedding Planner: Brittany Payton at Auberge Du Soleil / Wedding Dress: Rivini / Bride’s Shoes: Kate Spade / Bride’s Jewelry: Gift from bride’s mother / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bari Jay / Bride’s Makeup: Maria Lee / Groom and Groomsmen’s Attire: Calvin Klein / Wedding Flowers: Nicole Ha Designs / Stationery: Costco / Wedding Caterer: Auberge Du Soleil / Wedding Cake and Macaron Favors: Michelle Marie’s Patisserie / Wedding Music: AMS Entertainment
Amanda Day Rose is a full-service paperie offering timeless designs for one of the most memorable days of your life. From engagement announcements, save-the-dates, and wedding invitations; to beautifully styled place settings, programs, gifts for guests, and so much more, you are in the right place! I work with a multitude of printing methods including letterpress, foil stamping, and digital printing along with an endless variety of carefully sourced materials to create a final product that will add to the essence of your wedding day.
I consider every wedding a unique and memorable occasion – and that means meticulous attention to detail as I guide you through this experience, and create artistry and design that embodies your lives together as a couple. Whether you have a very clear vision of what you want, or you are not sure where to start, your one-of-a-kind experience will open up a world of creative possibilities. I work closely with you to capture the essence of your relationship by delivering an authentic experience created just for you.
We love a couple who doesn’t shy away from DIY projects in the name of keeping things budget-friendly and as green as possible. Mel and Forrester are definitely one of those couples. When Mel saw a flower curtain at BHLDN, she didn’t think twice about tackling the task of making her own DIY lily backdrop. She also challenged herself to pass on all used items from her wedding day to soon-to-be-wed couples, much like other brides over at our wedding classifieds! All photos by Dekuji Photography.
From the bride, Mel: We’ve been frantically saving money to buy a house and also to travel, so the very first rule we set for the wedding was to keep it under $10,000. The 2nd rule was that everything had to be handcrafted, vintage, second hand or recycled. And the 3rd was that all of the food and flowers and materials for handcrafted goods had to be locally sourced. We came in under budget by almost $1000 and the very last rule for the wedding was that we had to pass on absolutely everything we used to other brides and grooms to use for their special day! All we have kept is my dress and antique jewellery and Forrester kept his outfit. So we’ve had complete strangers popping over to our house for weeks and taking bits and pieces to use in their own weddings!
My girlfriends and I spent 6 months collecting jars to use as vases, scouring thrift stores for doilies, furniture, scrap fabric… I found my dress online from Etsy. It’s vintage, from the 1970’s, and I just adore it.
We made paper pom poms, floral bunting from recycled wallpaper, we found some great old yellow wooden chairs for the ceremony and we made all the place cards, menus and decorations ourselves.
We bought our own flowers from a flower market and made all the bunches for the tables and we made my bouquet. Forrester’s friend who introduced us to each other wrote and played a beautiful song for us at the ceremony.
Processional: “To Sheila,” Smashing Pumpkins
Signing of the Marriage Certificate: “Tender,” Blur
Our first dance was supposed to be to Led Zeppelin’s “All of my Love” but we were having such a great time at the reception that we totally forgot about our first dance!
Wedding Vendors (Melbourne, Australia):
Wedding Venue: The Water Rat / Wedding Photographer: Justin Hill of Dekuji Photography / Decor: Bride and friends / Makeup: Justine O / Wedding Flowers: South Melbourne Flower Market / Wedding Dress: Vintage / Jewelry: All vintage / Wedding Cakes: Zouki / Paper Goods: Made by bride / DIY Resources: Paperpoint South Melbourne / Celebrant: Julia Doeven