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Spring Southern Charm Wedding Inspiration with a West Coast Twist


California meets the south wedding ideas

California meets the south in the most beautiful fashion at this gorgeous shoot from Rebecca Theresa Photography and CMG Weddings and Events. Their overall vision of a southern wedding with a west coast twist featured modern and classic details paired with over-the-top florals at the stunning Fenyes Mansion at the Pasadena Museum of History.

We especially love the chic dessert bar with the pink ruffle cake - the quintessential belle of the ball! Oh and have we mentioned the mobile popsicle stand yet?! Keep scrolling to read more about their process plus find more beautiful photos in the full gallery. Enjoy!

Elegant pink invitation suite

Sparkly ringPretty bridal details

Southern Charm in California

From Rebecca Theresa Photography: Growing up on the east coast, I have always been a lover of all things southern. After recently moving to California and missing the East, I desperately wanted to bring the East to the West with a "California Meets the South" springtime southern charm shoot.

GIANT colorful bouquet

Dreamy venue in CaliforniaDreamy kiss

Gorgeous ceremony decor

Gold screen ceremony backdrop ideaCeremony floral decor

Modern backdrop idea

A perfect venue with a southern feel

When I think of the south, I think of the beautiful estates and plantations that made it unique. California has an abundance of beautiful vineyards, Spanish-style venues, and ranches, so I was unsure if I would find that perfect venue to make the shoot possible. After enlisting the help of Christine of CMG Weddings and Events, she found the absolutely PERFECT venue, the Fenyes Mansion at the Pasadena Museum of History.

Cute lounge area for guestsCocktail escort card bar

Sip and be seated sign

Southern inspired wedding ideas in CaliforniaCheers to love

Her makeup and that BOUQUET are perfection!

Chic and simple table setting in CaliforniaOverflowing centerpiece

Gold flatware and the prettiest menu

Classic table decor ideaOh hey oversized florals

Southern Comfort with a west coast twist

When brainstorming ideas, we also thought of other things that make a southern wedding.. the dreamy ballgowns, the southern belles, the tea and pink lemonade, and also the Spanish moss! While we don't have spanish moss in California, we do have palm trees, making our own west coast twist! We also wanted to incorporate elements that have not been seen often (or at all) such as a beautiful gold room divider as the ceremony backdrop, the "sip and be seated" pink lemonade seating cards, and a mobile popsicle cart which is the perfect springtime treat.

Southern inspired wedding inspo in California

Vintage southern inspired cake tablepretty cake popsCute gold mirror sign

Pink and peach painted cake

Love this popsicle stand for a summer wedding

Popsicle bar for a summer weddingPopsicles and bouquets, what's not to love?

Natural popsicles and talented vendors

The popsicles from Bumby Pops are handmade with all natural ingredients by it's owner Nicole. The shoot came together wonderfully and I definitely feel I was able to feel the south in California that day. I hope you get that feeling as well and enjoy the shoot! It was an amazing day full of wonderful and humble vendors who worked so hard to make my vision come to life.

Picture perfect details

Want more inspiration? We thought so! This next wedding has one amazing dessert bar if we do say so ourselves. 

Her dress, that BOUQUETPicture perfect bun

Dreamy southern styled shoot in California

ServiceVendor
Coordinators & StylistsCMG Weddings & Events
Wedding DressesMaggie Sottero
Cakes & CateringSweet Art Bake Shop
Calligraphy, Invitation Suite, and Paper GoodsKelly Patrice Calligraphy and Custom Signage
Ceremony RentalsMTB Event Rentals
Female ModelSamantha Skelton
FlowersUpton Grey Floral
Hair & MakeupCheek to Cheek Artistry
Hand-dyed RibbonsThe Poetry of Silk
Male ModelRay Silveyra
Mobile Popsicle CartBumby Pops
PhotographersRebecca Theresa Photography
Ring BoxThe Mrs Box
Table RunnerTono & Co
Tablescape rentals and designCherished Rentals
Tuxedo and Suit RentalsThe Black Tux
VenuesThe Fenyes Mansion at the Pasadena Museum of History
Vintage RentalsParty Pieces by Perry
Wedding Dress BoutiqueCamarillo Bridal Boutique