Southwestern San Clemente Wedding

Whimsical Weddings

Where oh where to begin with this San Clemente wedding from Matthew Morgan? Perhaps with the fact that the handsome groom looks uncannily like Adam Scott from Parks and Recreation, or that everyone in this wedding is drop-dead gorgeous, or that every bit of the styling and floral design from Love Me Do Weddings and Tropical Blossoms is nothing short of southwestern perfection…

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From the bride, Katie: The style I was going for was a southwestern vibe. We wanted a lot of DIY and love to show through all the decor of the wedding. I also wanted to keep it simple, but make a statement. Some adjectives that come to mind would be… simple, happy, or relaxed. The theme was southwestern, along with red-orange, turquoise, yellow colors…

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Our DIY projects included: we painted geometric designs on each of the table numbers, and we painted the escort frames with geometric designs as well. We had bracelets tied around the napkins at the tables that had tags with clever sayings written on them. We painted each terracotta pot, and we made the sign in table/find your seat table decor too!

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? My advice would be to stay calm and roll with whatever happens…you’re marrying your best friend, nothing can change that. I think all brides can agree that the day goes by way too fast, so take in each moment!

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View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
Bride’s Processional: “Sweet Thing,” Van Morrison
Bridal Party Processional: “Om Nashi Me,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
Our first dance was to the Ingrid Michaelson cover of “Fools Rush In”

Wedding Location: San Clemente, CA / Photographer: Matthew Morgan / Wedding Planning: Love Me Do Weddings / Flowers: Tropical Blossoms / Venue: San Clemente Historic Cottage / Wedding Dress: J. Crew / Wedding Shoes: Seychelles / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: J. Crew / Groomsmen Bow Ties: Aldo de la Cruz / Reception Layout and Decor: Kasey Zantos Designs / Wedding Cake: Cinderella Cakes / Videographer: In The Clouds Weddings

  1. Chelsea

    Beautiful! I love the cake topper, any idea where that is from?

    • Katie South

      Hi there, I got it on etsy from the shop Heather Boyd…. We still have it in our home!

  2. Stephanie Elizabeth {Fab You Bliss}

    Cute! So many fun details. Love the bow-tie and the cake :-)

  3. katie south

    awww it looks amazing! thank you so much!

    here is the correct link for Love Me Do Weddings!


  4. Anna

    Beautiful summer wedding! :)

  5. Weddingzilla

    I love how the colors just seem to pop. The men’s bow ties are just the icing on the cake for this wedding. Pure perfection in every detail, LOVE it!

  6. EmmaWedding@Invitations

    I am loving the bridesmaid dresses and flowers in this wedding. Pictures are stunning! Thank you for sharing! xxx

  7. Lots of Love Susan

    The red orange bow tie on the groom and groom’s men really pops. Great choice of colors! The torquoise necklace is a beautiful touch on the red orange dresses.

  8. Amanda Nicole Miller

    This looks like such a fun wedding. Everyone seemed to have an outgoing, spur-of-the-moment personality!!! Great photos too!!! ;)

  9. Olivia Fischer

    Red and Orange bridesmaid’s dresses, bouquet, centrepieces and cake all look colorful and beautiful!

  10. Amber Materna

    Pretty sure Katie is one of the most babest brides I ever did see.

  11. Leon Bailey

    Really like the Summer feel to the photos and video. It definitely accomplished the authenticity of the wedding day.

  12. Sarah

    Absolutely beautiful wedding. Love the choice of colors. Any idea where that gorgeous multistrand turquoise necklace the brunette bridesmaid is wearing came from?

  13. Renee CandyStickLane

    What an incredible feast for the eyes! Just delightful

  14. Sarah

    unique and beautiful! congrats!

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Photos by:

Matthew Morgan

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