Tian and Tony tied the knot in a beautiful outdoor wedding at the rustic Healdsburg Country Gardens. Although this wedding was held at a rustic setting, the decorations were kept simple and stylish with a few chalkboard signs here and there. The summery floral bouquets and centerpieces created by Dragonfly Floral complimented the mint bridesmaid dresses and chic decor perfectly.
Read on to hear from Tian about their special day, especially their full budget breakdown. As always, you can view so much more of this chic mint and coral wedding in the full gallery here, all fabulously photographed by Andria Lo.
For their outdoor wedding ceremony Tian and Tony provided their guests with umbrellas to block the sun and fans to keep everyone cool. Such a great idea for a summer wedding!
From the Bride:
Our venue, Healdsburg Country Gardens, was so lovely we let the natural setting take the stage. We wanted to showcase its inviting beauty, easy feel and the summery hues of the garden. The elements I decided on, like the bridesmaid dresses and flower accents, purposefully had a lightness, so as not to overshadow the lush garden setting.
The reception decorations were kept simple and elegant, with flowers in glass vases and votive candles as centerpieces. Svetlana Catering provided the delicious dinner for Tian, Tony and all of there guests to enjoy - take a look at that amazing menu!
To label their chairs Tian and Tony used one of our very own Free Printables! They chose the Vintage Bride and Groom Free Download Templates design in green, but each of our Free Printable designs can be customized to fit your special day! Be sure to check out all the designs we have available on the Free Printables page here!
Tian and Tony opted for two signature drinks at their wedding reception - one for him and one for her. Check out the recipe below to try out Tony's pick at home!
Hawaiian Sunrise Recipe:
2 oz Coconut Rum
1/2 oz Absolut Mandrin
7 oz Pineapple Juice
1 splash Grenadine Pour in rum, then vodka follow with Pineapple juice. Drop in grenadine last - let settle for a sunrise effect.
Read on to see how much this chic mint and coral wedding cost, along with what the bride would have done differently. Please note that costs change as the years go by, and prices are subject to change. This is just one couple’s breakdown to give you a rough estimate on how much a wedding like this may cost you.
Here's the breakdown. Please keep in mind that we also paid for family hotel rooms, post wedding family meals, bridesmaid dresses, and groomsmen suits.
Wedding Bands: $2,827
Day of Event Coordinator: $1,200
VRBO Rental for Bride, Groom, MOH + 1: $1,381
Hotel Rooms for Family: $2,408
Rehearsal Dinner (45 people): $3,800
Next Day Brunch Catering (50 guests): $1,105
DJ, Music, AV (Speakers & Projector): $1,899
Misc. (menu printing, parasols, flip flops etc.): $100
Wedding Dress: $1,895
Suit Purchase/Groomsmen Gifts: $2,000
Hair & Makeup: $1,840
Bridesmaid Dresses: $900
Bridal Party Gifts: $373
Family Lunch before Wedding: $181
Family Brunch - Sunday morning: $296
What the bride would have done differently:
I wish I would have remembered to apply for a wedding license. Our officiant mentioned something vaguely about getting one 6-8 months before our wedding over a brunch meeting. Leading up to the event, we didn't even realize that we needed to apply for one (I know this is obvious to some people; but not to everyone!). A good tip would be to make a list of "important list of things to do/logistic things" and hand them to a very responsible MOH or Best Man and make sure they remind you as the day approaches to make sure you dotted all your i's and crossed your t's.
I wish that we would have figured out a better way of placing our handmade hand dipped chocolate caramels (our favors made by a friend) to make sure that everyone got one. It was hot that day; so we made a last minute change to put them not at each person's place setting; but in a big basket instead inside the barn where the reception was. We think some people took 10 home; when other people got none.