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Ashley + Franco's Orange County Wedding From Paul Von Rieter

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Paul Von Rieter shared with us this Italian inspired Orange County wedding and we we are so incredibly excited to share it with you.
Ashley and Franco wanted a Tuscan Italy themed wedding with a dash of the south of France, without the travel. They found a private estate in San Juan Capistrano that incorporated everything that they where dreaming of. Maison Des Oliviers in San Juan Capistrano. Gianna from Chic Celebrations did an ultra amazing job on the day of decor. Until we read the entire email from Paul, we thought the wedding was actually a destination wedding in Italy. So kudos to Gianna.
Ashley wanted to celebrate her new Italian Family's culture by incorporating it not only into the menu, but also the decor. All Table Names, Favor Signs etc. were written in Italian. Italian beer, wine, cheese and meats were laid out in a buffet.
Romance was in the air and the day could not be more perfect, Enjoy!

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Long feasting tables, covered with fresh potted herbs, thyme infused candles, vintage books and cherubs were perfect for the old world romance. Ashley did an exceptional job of bringing that old Romance feel to the reception. I am sure guests where aww struck with delight.
Franco's mom designed the centerpieces and assembled them the morning of the wedding. Made of Hydrangea, grape leaves, Spanish moss, olive branches and curly willow.
Rich cream linens were accented with table runners, and gold chargers. A sprig of fresh rosemary was placed on each place setting to signify love and loyalty. Pictures of their parents and grandparents were set out on the guest book table as guests entered. The guest seating chart , invitations and signage was made by the Franco's sister .
Franco's grandmother even made 200 cream puffs for dessert because what's an Italian wedding without cream puffs?

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After an incredible night of exquisite food and dancing, Ashley and Franco sent home bags of fresh ground Italian coffee for their guests to enjoy. What an incredible wedding favor, don't you think?

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Chic Celebrations is a preferred member and proud sponsor of The Wedding Chicks and is responsible for the event design of this glorious wedding. Tweet Gianna and say what is up!
tel: 714.712.0834
blog: chic-celebrations.blogspot.com email: info@chic-celebrations.com Photography: Paul Von Rieter Dress: Melissa Sweet Bridesmaids: Davids Bridal Suit: John Varvatos Reception: Maison Des Oliviers, Private Estate, San Juan Captistrano

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