Christine and I met in highschool. But, honestly, I don’t think either of us remembered. When she scheduled an initial consultation I didn’t recognize her name at all. But when she walked in, I recognized her immediately- from French class. Needless to say, I was beyond floored when she picked ITN to partner with her on her day. And more than that, I was shocked and INSPIRED when I saw that her bridesmaids all had come from our school as well- how amazing that 10 years later she stil considered them her “bests”. I love it! And it’s a true testament to who Christine is: loyal, sentimental, committed. I have to mention gorgeous and completely fun-loving as well, which you’ll see! Nick and Christine met in college and tied the knot this past summer at Keys Creek Lavender Farm in a party bursting with color and personality! From shabby-chic accents to rustic charm, this wedding was filled to the rafters with all things lovely. And the details??? I adore them all!
The whole color scheme for the wedding came about when Christine mentioned she wanted her gals in different colors. Mustard, coral and turquoise were the base and we went tonally from there, adding in a soft yellow/deep ivory, warm peach, and tiffany-esque teal to bring the color scheme together. The pops of bursting brightness combined with the softness of lace and lavender [literally the flower- not the color] gave the perfect whimsy of romance to the event!
The site is a “flip space”- meaning ceremony and reception are in the same location and need to be “flipped” during cocktail hour. Quite common and honestly, it gives us a good excuse to really play up the focal point in the ceremony, as it’ll be featured all night long. So, we hung ribbons from the trees to blow in the breeze. All 6 colors [the 3 bold and 3 softer tones] wafted gently during the ceremony and wrapped the bridal party in color for the photos. After the ceremony [while the guest were away], the head table was placed near the same spot so the view for the evening felt magically delicious!
On each guest’s chair during the ceremony were placed these little muslin, monogrammed toss bags filled with dried lavender [to shower the newly-married couple]. And also- as it was amidst the summer heat- a dual purpose and 100% gorgeous wooden paddle program fan:
[These are nearly ALWAYS my favorite detail and this batch is no exception! They are SO handy, SO useful, SO cute and get snapped up by the guests before we could even bring a single one home with us for a sample!!]. We wanted the ceremony to feel natural and ecclectic all at once- so we utilized furniture in pop colors from Found and nestled them in between clusters of chairs. Once the ceremony concluded, we moved the furniture to around the pool area to keep that lounge-y feel available all night long!
Look at those wafting ribbons:
We set up a killer pre-ceremony beverage station featuring the farm’s lavender lemonade. We literally could NOT keep that container full- the guests loved it so much!!
For place cards, we opted to give the guests monogrammed beverage glasses [which we’ve done before]- but with a rustic twist! Tall, modern-style mason jars boasted whimsical striped straws and oversized vinyl monograms. The guests LOVED drinking from these all night long [with multiple refills] – and it put that signature drink the couple picked to great use!!
And a quick snap of the couple with them:
And just a touch of the cocktail hour detail- patterned mustard linens with small bottle bud vases chock full of color!
The reception details were SO fun! Not only did Christine and her mom paint a mini birdhouse for each guest to take home, but we provided them with a mini jar of lavender baking sugar- which complimented the place settings perfectly!
Just a quick rundown of the table details:
Amazing textured ivory linens and mustard napkins from La Tavola
Pop-Color Turquoise Glass Charger Plates
Natural ribbon wrap with a cute little coral wooden flower detail [that people tied to their wrist as bracelets all night!!]
Mini jars of sugar with custom label
Hand-dyed lace wrapped around modern-style tall votive candles [6 different colors of that lace!!]
And everyone *loved* it all!
I literally CANNOT remember a time where the dance floor was more packed for the entire evening. Since most of the guests were shuttled into the site, the dancing continued until the very very end. And it was fantastic!
And of course, a playful cake cutting:
And just a few of my favorite portraits from the day….
[Maybe a favorite detail we utilized: Christine really wanted the guests to enter this open space though a “doorway”- so, this is how all the guests entered the ceremony and reception site!! SO gorgeous with simple floral swag detail- and our beverage welcome station was located just to the right of this set up! A real grand entrance for the entire group!!]
And just a quick candid of the gorgeous bride:
Thanks to Equinox Photo for the magic being captured!
Nick and Christine: you two love each other infectiously!! It’s truly not every couple that shares friendship and depth like you two do! The years you’ve spent together so far have rooted your love and commitment in a way that is going to nurture your future. I loved being a part of your day- even if I was a 9 month pregnant beast! The day turned out flawlessly and not only did our TEAM have fun, we got to watch and facilitate all of your guests having fun with and around you as well. You two are fabulous. We are honored and blessed to share in your joy with your marriage! To many, many more years, more celebrations and a bright future!!