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Modern Garden Chic Summer Wedding at The Muckenthaler Mansion


summer time bridal style

This next wedding has us craving the warm kiss of the summer sun. Not only does this California venue look absolutely fabulous but the decor and florals for this big day were on point! Bright pops of orange and fuschia give this day a lively energy that is pulled together with an elegant touch of bold black and white stripes and a hint of gold. 

You can find more of this lovely wedding day in our full gallery thanks to the talents of Katie Pritchard Photography. Keep scrolling to hear from Alice and Alex about their best day ever!

modern chic garden party wedding invitations

bright and bold wedding bouquet for your summer weddingwedding dress from Ferndales Bridal

wedding dress with unique detailing

wedding kiss

Designing The Perfect Day

From the Bride: We began by outlining the experience that we wanted our friends and families to have. We had guests coming from around the world, many that had yet to meet and we wanted to create a moment in time that people could come together to celebrate and love. 

With myself being in the wedding industry and my husband being a musician, and us both being self-proclaimed foodies, we knew we wanted our guests to have an evening involving all of their senses. To make this a reality, we had the privilege of working with some amazing “friendors” and we could not be more thankful for the process. Our goal was for each vendor to have a canvas to create and get to do something extraordinary that they were truly excited about. 

summer time wedding in California

succulent and floral wedding initials

flower girls for your summer time wedding

wipe away those happy tearssummer time wedding florals

The Muckenthaler Mansion wedding ceremonytying the knot

Bold and Bright

We began with a modern black and white décor juxtaposed against bright and textured florals all underneath the soft covering of a tidewater tent. We wanted to bring in elements that were a nod to our families and our story as well and we began at the very beginning. 

For my engagement ring, we chose a vintage setting and used my grandmothers diamond which is beyond special to me. On our wedding day I was able to wear the earrings that my mom wore on my parents’ wedding day and our cake topper that goes back to my grandparents and was also used by my parents. 

As we danced atop our striped dance floor to Norah Jones’ “Come Away With Me” we thought back on our first time ever dancing together, to the very same song, and could not help but feel that we had succeeded in taking our guests away with us along our journey.

unique wedding reception seating assignment display

hanging seating assignments

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modern chic table decor for your garden party reception

modern garden wedding reception sweetheart table

vibrant floral decor for your modern garden wedding modern garden chic wedding table decorbold and modern black and white place setting

The Muckenthaler Mansion a venue in Californiafirst dance on a black and white stripped dance floor

classic wedding cake topper for a simple and mini wedding cake

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Lighting, Entertainment & Photo BoothDJ Jack Farmer
VenuesThe Muckenthaler Mansion
Cakes & CateringColette's Catering
Coordinators & StylistsHylah White Special Events
FlowersThe Flower Story Co
Hair, Makeup & BeautyBailee Karst
Paper Goods & CalligraphyJasmin Michelle Designs
PhotographersKatie Pritchard Photography
RentalsClassic Party Rentals
Wedding DressesFerndales Bridal