Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Real Wedding: Lisa & Quinn

 Lisa & Quinn live down in San Diego but wanted a destination wedding to have a whole weekend to celebrate. 
 They fell in love with the Los Olivos area and ultimately settled on having their wedding at Firestone Vineyards
  Quinn is in the coastguard and Lisa is a teacher. 
 Camilla Svensson Burns did all of the amazing florals for the day. 
 Photos were taken by the very kind Alex Morgan of BlueSilver Photography.
 The bridesmaids wore a fantastic shade of eggplant purple and the men were in traditional black tuxedos. 
Lisa saw the babysbreath idea on JL Designs blog and knew she definitely wanted to incorporate it somewhere. 
Babysbreath, like carnations, is not normally a first choice for weddings, but when they are all bunched together the look can be quite beautiful. 
And what better to use as a ceremony table at a winery than a wine barrel...
 The bride and her mother did these escort cards thanks to the Brides Collection of DIY stationary at Michaels. Camilla brought in the crates and coffee beans and rose blooms to finish it off. 
 To do things a little differently, we had the dance floor in the center surrounded by all of the family style feasting tables. The food was catered by New West Catering and rentals came from Party Pleasers.
  There were several different style centerpieces which helped create visual appeal and helped keep the budget in check. 
 As favors Lisa & Quinn gave each of their guests a homemade caramel apple. 
 Fruit is a unique and beautiful way to go with the florals and can be cost effective as well. 
 And peaches too. The leaves added that bit of autumn to finish off the piece. 
 After the formal photos and the first look, Quinn did away with the boutonnière in exchange for his medals that he's earned in the coastguard. 
 My boy Gavin, of Santa Barbara DJ's, rocked the night away and the guests just did not want to leave the dance floor. 
 Another DIY project from the bride and her mother, the other side reads "Thank" & "You". 
And oh the cake. This was a simple ivory fondant covered cake from the Solvang Bakery, but after Camilla got her hands on it, it became a work of art. 
 This is a more modern way of doing the traditional cascade down the cake, more asymmetrical. 


Lissa (The Wedding Bistro at Bellenza) said...

Oh, to have a vineyard wedding--every couple's dream! Fabulous decorations (love those baby's breath topiaries & grapeleaf centerpieces).

Weddingish said...

Beautiful, beautiful wedding. I, too, had a destination wedding... and the events ranged throughout the entire weekend! It was wonderful.