Purple Summer Wedding

white and green bridal bouquet

With all the ease  and confidence of tying the knot with your best friend, this purple summer wedding will inspire you to keep things simple. Ceremony flowers from Trader Joe’s and a reception in a friends garden, it doesn’t get much more laid back then this.

You can see these and even more beautiful images captured by Kimberly Carlson Photography when you visit the full gallery here.

purple bridal party

purple bridesmaid bouquet

white and tan groomsmen

spring wedding couple

Kimberly Carlson Photography

Trader Joe’s Flowers

From the Bride: I wanted to add a trendy vintage style to our “traditional white church wedding” and make it our own. For the ceremony entrance decor, I used thrift store finds, chalkboard paint, and wood to give it a natural feel. I also gathered vases from thrift stores and tied burlap string around them. We filled the vases with Trader Joe’s flowers which seemed to look as though they were picked from a garden and that was exactly what I was looking for!

take me to the chapel wedding

wedding welcome sign

wild flower wedding decor

wedding programs

wedding kiss

Kick Off Your Shoes And Enjoy

Our reception was held in a friend’s backyard called Gigi’s Garden, it was just what I wanted to capture our wedding day! It almost felt as though I was getting married in my own backyard which naturally made me want to take off my shoes and enjoy the natural beauty of the moment!

garden cottage reception

purple and pink wild flowers

wedding favors

wild flower centerpieces and framed table number

sweetheart table

dessert table

ruffled wedding cake

Purple Summer Wedding

Flowers: Chocolates and Posies
Flowers: Trader Joe's
Cake: Eddie's Bakery
Caterer: Classic Catering at 625
Dress shop: David's Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: UW Dress
Groom’s attire: Men's Wearhouse

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events

Clearly Colorful California Wedding At The he HideOut

bride and groom style

When a wild-land fire hotshot and a wedding planner got engaged, there was only one place that fit the rugged elegance they were looking for in a venue, The HideOut. This rustic elegant wedding venue is located in Kirkwood, California.

Get an eyeful of so much beautiful rustic inspired details from this clearly colorful California wedding in the full gallery here, captured by Photography by Monique.

The Hide Out in Kirkland, California

beautiful bride

belt buckle bouquet wrap

yellow and white bridesmaids

sequined boutonniere

bridal party as officiants

I placed old family heirlooms throughout the wedding to remind us of those who had already passed on; my Grandmother’s lipstick holder with flower halo’s for guest to enjoy & vintage hankies’s as they were my Grandfather’s favorite. Personal touches and handmade items were a true labor of love for us. Our ceremony was preformed by our bridal party – Each person taking on a different part. It’s a beautiful feeling to have your best friends leading you to recite your vows, or handing you your rings to place on each others finger. These are the people who speak into our lives on a daily basis, so when it came time for who we wanted to marry us they were the perfect fit.

wedding programs and hankies

rustic woodsy indoor ceremony

candle lit wedding ceremony

rain won’t ruin your day

Distressed wood chandeliers filled with olive branches hung above the head table, which had handmade leather chevron table runners that added the perfect “something” special. Bright florals, colorful vintage bottles and pheasant feathers that were homage to my fiance who loves to hunt adorned the guest tables under the clear top tent. Mother nature graced us with quite a bit of rain on our big day, so we brought the ceremony inside the main lodge 30 minutes before it was set to begin. Looking back on the change of plans, it actually created the most special and intimate moment of our day.

corner cut escort cards

colorful tented reception

wood block table numbers

hunka hunka burnin love hot sauce favors

let love grow wedding seed favors

plan for an imperfectly perfect day

A custom Aztec weave created the perfect backdrop for a dream dessert bar filled with endless goodies. We had ideas for what we wanted to do, it was just a matter of bringing them to life. What seemed like countless hours were spent making the “bar” marquee, seating chart and the homemade hot sauce, but in the end it was all worth it! My advice for brides is different after experiencing it for myself. Even as a wedding planner I can say that things sometimes won’t be perfect; but it will never take away from how special your wedding day is. Make a point to step back during the day and take it all in, it’s an amazing feeling.

hand woven aztec blanket

delicious wedding desserts

blue and gold wedding cake with bird toppers

rustic bar with custom napkins

mint to be wedding cocktail

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Photography: Photography by Monique
Coordinator: Blue Sky Events
Bridesmaid Dresses: Plum Pretty Sugar

Venue: The HideOut
Flowers: Thran’s Flowers
Cake: Flour Girl Wedding Cakes
Caterer: The Red Truck
Hair: Rah Hair Salon by Angela Zajic
Makeup: Sublime Beauty by Rachel Muller
Dress Designer: BHLDN
Groom’s Attire: Jim’s Formal Wear
Prop/Furniture Rentals: Celebrations Party Rentals & Roots Reclaimed
Dj: Music Magic
Linen: La Tavola Linen
Ceremony Music: Vinny Berry

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, orange, pink, purple, yellow
Styles: rustic

Fun Loving Backyard Wedding

Brandi Welles Photography

Not only did this fun loving backyard wedding have an adorable wedding date, 7-11, but it casual charm also captured our hearts.

From the DIY flower arrangements to the elegant donut bar, to the late night Slurpee’s. We cannot get enough of Becky and Ryan’s big day! Captured by Brandi Welles Photographer, you can see more of this laid back day by visiting the full gallery here.

pink and green wedding stationery

wedding flats and strapless gown

light pink bridesmaids

white bouquet that pops against pink bridesmaid dress

white pink and thistle bouquet

Casual Charm

From Brandi Welles Photographer: Becky and Ryan wanted a casual day that was full of family, friends, and personality but still with lots of rustic charm. Their wedding reception was held at Becky’s parents home in Orange County and her and her mom handmade most of the DIY details themselves. They wanted their special day to have rustic touches to match their ceremony venue at Oak Canyon Nature Center so they used a color pallete that was clean, airy, and natural.

oh thank heaven seven eleven wedding sign

outdoor wedding ceremony

seven eleven wedding

just married wedding couple

wedding kiss

Fun With Your Wedding Date

Because they got married on July 11th, they also incorporated some fun 7-11 details such as slurpees as a late night treat. The couple chose a donut bar instead of cake because they are both big time donuts fans and their bar was stocked with San Diego craft beers since that’s where they met and currently live.

wedding chalkboard sign

succulent wedding bouquets

garden wedding reception

floralc enterpiece and table number


shabby chic sweetheart table

It’s Your Big Day, Do What You Want

From The Bride:
I wish I would have had an hour longer of dancing and more slurpees because they were such a hit!! Do what you want and don’t worry about what other people say, I know it sounds cliche but it’s true and it goes by so quick! Don’t sweat the small stuff because at the end of the day you are married and that’s the best part

donut bar

wedding donuts

donut bar ideas

Instead of a traditional wedding cake, we adore the idea of a tall tray of deep fried deliciousness. They are a tasty treat, everyone loves them and they are considerably lower-cost in cost than a traditional wedding cake. You can get externally creative on how you opt to display them, matching even the fanciest wedding themes. Click here to see a bunch of donut bar ideas.

dancing shoes

sweet treat table

wedding slurpees and sparkler exit

fun loving backyard wedding

Photography: Brandi Welles Photographer
Caterer: Wood Ranch BBQ
Dress shop: Panache Bridal
Bridesmaid dresses: Renz Rags
Dj: Extreme DJ
Coordinator: Susan Herman | Flowers: Bride's mom | Cake: Mags Donuts

Categories: Featured Weddings & Events
Colors: blue, pink
Styles: backyard, diy, themed