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July 6, 2020 - 64 comments

Intimate Wedding in Montreal with Geode Cake

So you're having an intimate wedding in Montreal? Lucky you! A while back I had the pleasure of doing a styled shoot with some talented wedding vendors in my hometown of Montreal, Quebec. The shoot was picked up and featured on The Perfect Palette but I wanted to post some of the photos here and hope they give you some ideas for your upcoming intimate wedding or elopement! I'm especially excited for you to see the geode cake!

indigo and white invitation suite

The Ceremony

Vendors and our adorable bohemian couple came together at a cute (and very Quebecois) restaurant called Les Fillettes located in the heart of Montreal. The patio is absolutely perfect for a small ceremony up to 25 guests. I would recommend also serving a nice glass of champagne for everyone to enjoy while you say your "I Dos".

copper arch ceremony scroll on brick patio in Montreal

Let's talk about this ceremony backdrop for a hot second. Joy from Imagine Joy handmade this incredible wedding ceremony scroll which is basically a giant script with the couple's vows and love poems on it. Seriously stunning! What a great way to personalize a ceremony. I would also encourage couples to keep this and somehow incorporate it into their home design after the wedding.

ceremony backdrop with handwritten vows and poems

white lanterns and antlers with fern by ceremony arch

The Table Top Design

We were really feeling inspired by tie dye for this wedding design. Believe it or not, I tie dyed these napkins myself! It was surprisingly easier than I thought. Maybe I can do a tutorial on it someday. Anyway, We wanted to bring in some woodsy elements like the wooden plates and pieces of ferns to decorate each place setting. I really like how it turned out. It has a really cozy yet boho vibe to it, don't you think?

The Dress & Suit

We wanted our bride and groom to look boho but not hobo! Our bride was wearing a gorgeous boho wedding gown with a front slip. We also added a fun hair piece and a hand chain to spice things up. Our handsome groom was in a dark navy suit and white shirt. We skipped the tie to make him feel more casual but added a spiky blue boutonniere for a little pizzaz.

The Geode Cake

No wedding is complete without a little sugar. This couple had one of the coolest geode cakes I've ever seen! This indigo and gold crystal cake has me drooling! At the same time, it's almost too pretty to touch. We topped it off with a "Cheers" cake topper and continued the celebration.

indigo and gold geode cake

sugar crystals inside a geode cake

Hope this provided you with some fun boho inspiration for your own wedding!

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VENDORS

Photography: Samantha Roy Photography // Event Design: 'Cause We Can Events // Floral Design & Venue: Les Petites Excuses // Rentals: La Mariée Bohème // Calligraphy: Imagine Joy // Jewelry: It's Well Dunn // Hair: Salon Sweet William // Makeup: Miss Nelly Makeup / M·A·C // Bridal Salon: Ma Chérie Bleue Bridal

 

June 24, 2020 - 9 comments

Best Boho Wedding Inspiration

It's no secret that boho weddings are our speciality. We've been lucky to plan these laid-back festival-style weddings all over the world and we wanted to give you a round up of some of our favorites. Today, we're sharing our Best Boho Wedding Inspiration with you and we hope you enjoy!

WeddingChella

Camp wedding at under canvas moab

I'm sure you've seen these incredible photos of WeddingChella float around the internet by now. This 4-day wedding festival took place at Under Canvas Moab and was #weddinggoals for generations of brides and grooms to come! With live bands, all-you-can-eat snack bars and a DIY beer tap wall this boho wedding was the ultimate dream. See the more photos here and on Green Wedding Shoes. Photos by Laura Goldenberger

Beer tap wall for boho wedding

Diamond ceremony arch boho wedding

Modern Boho Wedding

Long table with green and amber glasses and modern minimalist florals

This wedding took place at Rimrock Ranch in Joshua Tree, CA. While the venue naturally has an eclectic boho vibe to it, the couple wanted to modernize it a bit and so we did! With florals that were more like live art and a food service that resembled a show, guests were in for a treat at this modern boho wedding. See the full blog post here! Photos by Olivia and Dan

Simple minimalist wedding cake with delicate flowers

Edgy Boho Wedding

Edgy boho wedding sweetheart table with floral half moon arch

A little bit of pretty mixed with a little bit of badass, I bring you the best edgy boho wedding! We're obsessed with this alternative wedding that took place at Matteis Tavern in Los Olivos, CA. The couple want their reception to feel less formal and more like a big party. As their wedding planners, we were up for the challenge and decided to sprinkle a mix of long tables as well as tall cocktail tables. Guests weren't assigned seats which made for a really fun party-feel reception! Photos by Pretty Branch.

Boho wedding ceremony with half moon floral arch

Alternative bride with leather jacket and sparkly star dress

Smoky Mountain Boho Wedding

Boho wedding ceremony at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Brace yourself, this is a dream wedding! This festival-style wedding weekend took place at another Under Canvas property. This time we were in the Great Smoky Mountains. Ooh la la did this group have a good time! With a live band under the stars and unlimited food and drinks, guests will talk about this wedding for years to come. Photos by Lauren Mihae. See the full blog post here!

Boho wedding tablescape

Boho wedding reception at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

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May 1, 2020 - 1 comment.

Smoky Mountains Wedding at Under Canvas

We're told that Fall in the Great Smoky Mountains is something everyone must see at least once in their lifetime. Last year we were lucky enough to get hired as the Wedding Planning team for a KILLER festival-style wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains and got to experience the Smokies in all of their Fall glory! Let's jump into Annabelle & Paul's gorgeous fall wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains!

bride and groom at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains in front of pampass grass ceremony set up.

The Wedding Welcome Party

Something we love doing is encouraging our couples to host a welcome party the day instead of a formal rehearsal dinner. This allows all guests to join in on the fun, have a cocktail and feast on something a little more casual but just as delicious such as tacos. It's a great way to have your guests meet each other before the big day and start the party early!

Wedding venue entrance with tassels. Under Canvas Smoky Mountains Wedding.

Bride and groom welcome guests with shots and a Find Your Tent welcome sign. Wood welcome sign with white vinyl and mini key chain tassels as wedding favors

Food truck at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Capitain Muchachos food truck for taco welcome party at smoky mountains wedding

Teepee at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains with wooden tables and cute succulent centerpieces for wedding welcome party

Bride and groom welcome toasts under the stars and market lights at under canvas smoky mountains

The Wedding Morning

After a solid night of welcome festivities, everyone enjoyed a cozy sleep in their glamping tents onsite. Each tent has a comfy bed, lounge chairs and even their own wood burning stove. Some of the larger tents even have their own bathrooms which comes in handy as a "getting ready" tent for the bride or groom. Might we also recommend that you schedule a wedding morning yoga session to kick off the day followed by breakfast burritos and LOTS of coffee before getting ready for your wedding day.

Tents and teepees at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Festival-style wedding where couples and guests can sleep onsite in glamping tents for the weekend

Bride and groom cuddling in glamping tent at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains before their wedding day

Wedding yoga session at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Bride getting ready in teepee at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Bride getting makeup done and kissing cute dog at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

First look with bride and groom in front of tent at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Bride with long brown wavy hair and boho dress. Groom in dark navy suit and light brown shoes

First look with bride and groom in front of tent at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Bride with long brown wavy hair and boho dress. Groom in dark navy suit and light brown shoes

The Wedding Ceremony + Details

I've dreamt of these details ever since we got this wedding gallery back! The bouquet alone is the perfect representation of fall. The invitations are simple but boho and modern all at once. The overall warm tones of this weddings just makes my soul happy! The ceremony was almost like a piece of art. The girls over at Lang Floral Designs knocked this boho pampass grass ceremony design out of the park!

Neutral modern and boho wedding invitations for wedding in the Great Smoky Mountains

Pampass grass ceremony decor at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Pampass grass ceremony design and modern ivory chairs with teepee in the background for festival style wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Pampass grass ceremony design and modern ivory chairs with teepee in the background for festival style wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Groom walking down the aisle with navy blue suit at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Ceremony set up with pampass grass and modern white chairs at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Festival style wedding in the great smoky mountains

A Smoky Mountain Party

After the gorgeous ceremony surrounded by trees, guests were invited inside the main teepee for cocktails, appetizers and music! A full southern BBQ meal was for dinner with unlimited wine on the tables. The reception decor was just as gorgeous as the ceremony. We designed it to feel intimate but also family-style. We decorated long wooden tables with bud vases filled with pampass grass and flowers. Each place setting had simple white plates and a mustard yellow napkin for that pop of color.

Bride and groom have cocktail after ceremony with pampass grass and trees surrounding them. Festival wedding at Under canvas smoky mountains

Wedding guest book alternative is the wedding pinata!

Boho reception dinner under a tent at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains

Long wooden tables with white plates, boho bud vases with pampass grass and mustard yellow napkins. Festival wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains. Fall color florals with tall candles.

Long wooden tables with white plates, boho bud vases with pampass grass and mustard yellow napkins. Festival wedding at Under Canvas Smoky Mountains.

Lets Go Wild cake topper on simple white cake

Couple smashes cake at Under Canvas smoky mountains

Live Band at Under Canvas smoky mountains with pampass grass in the background for festival style wedding

Bride and groom grand entrance on dance floor at smoky mountains under canvas for festival style wedding

Dancing under the stars during wedding at Under Canvas smoky mountains

Dancing under the stars during wedding at Under Canvas smoky mountains

Live Band at Under Canvas smoky mountains with pampass grass in the background for festival style wedding

Dancing under the stars during wedding at Under Canvas smoky mountains

Under canvas smoky mountains at night under the stars. Best wedding venue in Tennessee for festival style weddings or glamping weddings

THE END

Photographer Lauren Mihae // Planning + Design 'Cause We Can Events // Venue Under Canvas Smoky Mountains // Videographer Bastion Wedding Films // Florals Lang Floral Design // Catering Captain Muchachos and Sweet P's BBQ // Hair & Makeup Grow Knoxville // Band Tacklebox // Bar Single Barrel Events // Cotton Candy Fluff Nashville // Coffee Vienna Coffee // Rentals Mayker and Anderson Party Rentals // Signage Lettering Linds // Cake Magpie Cakes

July 8, 2019 - 2 comments

What it Takes to be a Boho Bride or Groom

I think at this point in the game, it's pretty obvious that our team produces a ton of boho desert weddings. We team up with Under Canvas a lot and we could not be more thankful for that partnership. When we are working in the desert, our team tends to talk a lot about how our clients are the ideal glamping couple. They tend to be very calm with whatever is thrown their way and always have a great time. If you're trying to decide if you'd enjoy your time out in the desert for your wedding weekend, here’s a quick list for what it may take to be the perfect glamping bride or groom:

Bride in Grace Loves Lace dress with cape and groom in light grey suit at Rimrock Ranch in Joshua Tree

1. BE THE HOSTESS WITH THE MOSTESS

You are going to have friends & family staying on the same property for the weekend, it’s impossible to please everyone but we've found ways to work around it. One being, the first night we suggest you keep it semi mellow so everyone is well rested for the big wedding day.  We aren't saying don't have fun but a welcome dinner with cocktails is the best bet! We recently did a wedding that had live acoustic music and that was a huge hit. On the actual wedding day you should consider setting a curfew for outdoor amplified music. Once it hits midnight, we suggest moving indoors (if possible) or turning the volume down a bit. We also found that a welcome kit equipped with earplugs can go a long way. It’s your day so you make the judgement call!

Bride and groom first dance at Rimrock Ranch in Joshua Tree. Desert wedding with groom in light grey suit and bride in Grace loves Lace dress with wings

2. GO WITH THE FLOW

All wedding planners would love for their couples to go with the flow but it is a completely different ballgame when you are playing in the desert for the weekend. It’s important to remember that we are up against Mother Nature. The desert can bring wind, rain, heat & cold all within the same month! With the weather being wildly unpredictable, it is important you are able to trust Plan A and Plan B. You will want to keep a close eye on the weather 2 weeks prior to your big day. Pending what Siri is showing you on the forecast, you may have to move the ceremony indoors, order a last minute tent or, our personal favorite, push everything back a bit and see what happens. You never know, you could get lucky two of our desert couples end up with a double rainbow during your ceremony!

Bride and groom walking through the desert in Joshua Tree. Desert wedding at Rimrock Ranch in Joshua Tree, CA. Destination wedding planner Cause We Can Events

3. BE FASHION FORWARD

We suggest you ditch the heels and go with some comfortable boots for your glamping wedding! You will feel more confident and definitely more comfortable. As we mentioned, the weather can be unpredictable so make sure you check the weather and pack a cute jacket to go along with your wedding attire just in case you need it.

Bride wearing Grace Loves Lace wedding gown with wings and brown boots for her desert wedding at Rimrock Ranch. Joshua Tree wedding designed and planned but destination wedding planner Cause We Can Events

As always, we highly suggest you don’t tackle your glamping wedding alone. It is important you find the right event planning team to help your desert dreams come true! Read more about that topic HERE

Photos by Laura Goldenberger // Hair + Makeup Emerald M Makeup // Flowers Best Day Ever Floral Design // Venue Rimrock Ranch 

June 3, 2019 - No Comments!

Intimate Nashville Wedding at Arrington Vineyards

Erin and Charlie thought they wanted a big boho wedding in Malibu until they realized that really wasn't for them. Instead of the big 150-person wedding, these two lovebirds decided to elope! They invited their 10 closest family members and their dog, Mister, to join them for their intimate Nashville Wedding. If this sounds like your dream wedding, schedule a free consultation call with our team so we can help you plan!

Bride and groom in matching boho hats. Bride in pantsuit holding wild bouquet with deep reds and king protea | Nashville elopement at Arrington Vineyards by Cause We Can Events

The Details

A small wedding doesn't mean you can't have any cool details! Check out these incredible custom hats the bride and groom got from Meshika Hats! The bride's bouquet was also to die for. Since this wedding happened around the holidays, it was fun to see bright pops of red throughout the wedding decor.

If you're just getting started with your wedding planning journey, the first question we always get is "how much do adventurous weddings cost?" Well, everyone has their unique vision of their dream wedding but we put a free Wedding Budget Guide together to help you get an idea of what a boho adventurous wedding might cost.

White hat and platform boots for bride getting married at Arrington Vineyards in Nashville, TN | Cause We Can Events
Black hat with polaroid photos of groom's dog tucked in before he walks down the aisle | Hipster wedding | Nashville Wedding Cause We Can Events
Custom print on wedding tie for groom. Black tie with moth print.
Custom Meshika Hats for a wedding in Nashville, TN | Destination wedding for adventurous couple | Cause We Can Events

As a wedding planner, I really enjoy setting up for these small weddings. First of all, clients have the flexibility of going pretty much anywhere in the world. Second, you can splurge on decor, florals and food because you're not spending on as many guests. Lastly, I get to spend a lot of 1:1 on time with the couples and their families which really makes my job fun.

In this particular case, I was in close contact with the bride's mom. In fact, a funny story is that Laura was the first person to text me months later when my husband and my episode of Tiny House Hunters was live on TV! I had no idea it had aired until I got her text. So fun!

Winter wedding at Arrington Vineyards in Tennessee | Emerald velvet napkins with king protea centerpiece | Cause We Can Events | Destination elopement and weddings for adventurous couples

The Ceremony

Winter weather in Nashville is pretty unpredictable. This particular time around it was actually quite chilly. With a little rain on the horizon we decided to have the ceremony outside but under the covered patio. Turned out pretty dang cute. Following the ceremony, guests enjoyed a large charcuterie board, wine from Arrington Vineyards and good conversation.

Wedding Planner Tip: I always encourage couples to repurpose their ceremony florals. You can easily clip them down and place them on a bar or around your band, photobooth or dessert table! Be sure to let your florist know that you'll be repurposing the flowers so they can assemble them accordingly.

Groom waits at the alter at Arrington Vineyards with a beautiful wooden arch with lot's of greenery and pops of red and pink flowers  | Nashville Wedding Cause We Can Events
Dog of Honor walking down the aisle in a little dog tuxedo | Nashville Wedding at Arrington Vineyards
Bride in white pant suit and white boho hat walks down the aisle at Arrington Vineyards | Cause We Can Events | Nashville Wedding
Intimate ceremony in Nashville at Arrington Vineyards | Rainy ceremony under covered patio with bistro lights | Cause We Can Events | Adventurous Destination Weddings
Intimate ceremony in Nashville, TN. Boho bride wearing trendy hat and white blazer
Bride and groom kiss after ceremony at Arrington Vineyards in Nashville, TN.

Intimate wedding reception in Nashville

One of the pros about only having 10 people attend your wedding is that you get to hang out and talk to everyone during cocktail hour and dinner. Family photos don't take up more than 15 minutes and you have the rest of the night to sit back and enjoy being in good company. After sipping local wines and feasting on cheeses of all sorts, the newlyweds, dog of honor and their guests sat down for a special 4-course meal prepared by The Chef and I.

Hipster Nashville Elopement at Arrington Vineyards | Cause We Can Events
Wedding table with velvet napkins and fake wood chargers. King protea centerpiece at intimate wedding in Nashville TN
Gorgeous centerpiece with king protea and dark red flowers on white table cloth | Nashville wedding
Wedding party and family laugh as groom lifts the dog of honor in the air to celebrate

And as it turns out, an intimate Nashville wedding was exactly what they wanted. Now, a few months later I found out they adopted another dog and are living happily ever after as a family of 4 in Manhattan Beach, CA.

Loved this intimate wedding as much as we did? Check out this 35-person Scotland Wedding next.

P.S Did you know we have a Facebook group dedicated to Nashville Weddings & Elopements? Come join us whether you're a couple or wedding vendor, the more the merrier. Of course, if you want a 1:1 chat with one of our local wedding planners, we'd love to hear about your dream wedding vision. Schedule a call with us!

Wedding Vendor Team

Photographer Cody and Allison // Planning + Design Cause We Can Events // Catering The Chef and I // Wines + Venue Arrington Vineyards // Florals State and Arrow // Rentals Southern Events // Napkins La Pinata Party // Hats Meshika 

August 28, 2018 - 69 comments

Glamping Wedding at Moab Under Canvas

You probably hear us talking about Under Canvas weddings all the time on Instagram BUT we've never really blogged about them. Well today is the day! We're giving you a glimpse inside what it's like to have a wedding at Under Canvas Moab. Ready to get blown away?

bride and groom kiss in the desert at under canvas moab

Let's start by saying that Becca and Sander spent a year and a half planning this wedding all while Becca was attending NYU for Interior Design. This venue is spectacular in itself but in order to produce a 4-day wedding for 160 guests, it takes an experience wedding planning team (oh hi!) and a lot of coffee!

leather couch inside under canvas moab glamping tent

After guests checked into their gorgeous accommodations, we opened up the dining area and had long wooden tables decorated with succulents in hand painted pots. The cute mini airstream trailer bar was open for business and a local folk/bluegrass band, Slim Pickin's band was playing on the stage.

Long wooden tables in the desert for boho wedding at Under Canvas Moab

Lounge outside giant teepee at Moab Under Canvas for wedding in the desert

Mirror welcome sign for wedding at Under Canvas Moab in the desert

Mini airstream bar for wedding in the desert

Every single night we experienced an incredible sunset. The soon-to-be newlyweds took full advantage and headed out for romantic and fun photos each night. Guests were kept busy with lot's of delicious food, drinks, music and games!

 

Bride and groom holding hands in the middle of the desert

 

Bride running away and laughing in the desert in Moab

Bride and groom laughing and cheers with bistro lights behind them in the desert

And after two full days of celebrating Becca and Sander in the desert came the actually wedding day. We decided to have this day on a Sunday since the following Monday was a holiday. Might as well take full advantage of having all your guests in one place for a long weekend!

Rue de Seine gown hanging from glamping tent at Moab Under Canvas

Wild boho bouquet and Rue de Seine gown in front of teepee

The guys seemed to have a really great time getting ready in their tents. They even had a barrel of whiskey!

Groomsmen laughing at Under canvas moab wedding

Bride and bridesmaids in all white in front of glamping tent. Desert wedding at Under Canvas Moab

Groom and groomsmen in front of tent at Under Canvas Moab. Desert wedding

The ceremony took place on giant flat rock formations (sorry I don't have a scientific name for these!) with the most spectacular view of the Moab desert. We were right next to Arches National Park, yet still far away enough from tourists to enjoy the ceremony with friends and family only.

Triangle arch with florals in the desert. Wedding at Moab Under Canvas

Ceremony with triangle arch at Under Canvas Moab in the middle of the desert

Father of the bride hugs the bride in front of triangle arch at desert wedding

Bride and groom stand in front of triangle arch for ceremony in the desert at Under Canvas Moab

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Olson! As they newlyweds rode away into the sunset on the Under Canvas golf cart, guests headed to the reception area for appetizers, music and booze!

Branded koozies for the bride and groom wedding weekend

Gorgeous wedding table set up with gold flatware, white plates and long runners

Succulent and cactus clusters on terracotta pots at desert wedding

Moody sweetheart table florals on wooden table

We may or may not have flown their wedding cake in from New York. Spoiler alert: we did.

Bride and groom feet in the desert

Bride and groom walk into the sunset after wedding at Under Canvas Moab

Let me tell you, this crowd loved to party! The wedding reception and dancing went way into the wee hours of the morning but wrapped up what was an incredible weekend!

Guests dancing at wedding in the desert

Guests dancing at wedding in the desert

Guests dancing at wedding in the desert

Bride and groom dance under the stars in the desert after weekend wedding at Under Canvas Moab

 

Photos by Lauren Mihae // Planning + Coordination by us // Florals 3 Leaf Floral // Venue Under Canvas Moab // Dress Rue de Seine // Beauty Marisa Rose Makeup and Hair // Rentals The Confetti Studio, Top Notch Rentals , Moab Event Services // Mirror Thrifted Sister Vintage // Invitations + Signage Fiber and Dye // DJ DJ Naka // Bands Slim Pickins , This Must Be The Band  // Sound + Stage Island Studios // Bar The Brassie Bar // Caterer Wagon Wrench Farms // Coffee Cart Sip Mobile Coffee // Cake Milk Bar Bakery

 

May 3, 2018 - 7 comments

Fall Barn Wedding at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch

If this is what a barn wedding is all about, I'm ready to do many more! When I drove up the long dirt road through these spectacular wheat fields for Kristen and Scott's rehearsal at the Historic Santa Margarita Ranch, I'm pretty sure I shed a few tears of joy. The sun was hitting the golden wheat so perfectly that I knew their wedding photos were going to be incredible. Ready to see this beauty?

Wedding in beautiful wheat fields in California. This beautiful barn wedding was at the Santa Margarita Ranch

Getting Ready on the Ranch

The Historic Santa Margarita Ranch has a beautiful little bridal suite that works great for getting ready and putting finishing touches on hair and makeup.

Beautiful bride with lace dress and sleek up do. Getting ready at Santa Margarita Ranch

Stunning marquise diamond engagement ring with silver wedding band

Bride and bridesmaids in soft lavender grey dresses at rustic barn wedding in San Luis Obispo

Lace detailing around neckline wedding gown. White and green bouquet for barn wedding

It seems it doesn't take the guys as long to get ready so they made the most our of their free time before the ceremony started. There's a really cool vintage school bus that has been remodeled inside and it was the perfect hang out spot for the boys!

Groom and groomsmen funny poses in front of a school bus at Santa Margarita Ranch

Groom's tie, handkerchief and wedding socks details

Groom and groomsmen having fun in vintage school bus before wedding ceremony

An Intimate First Look

As we crept closer to the ceremony start time, we brought the bride and groom together for their First Look. Get the tissues because the groom's reaction had everyone in tears!

Groom waiting for his bride in Santa Margarita

First Look for the Bride and Groom at the Santa Margarita Ranch

Groom wiping away tears after the First Look with his bride-to-be

The Handmade Details

This couple was surrounded by very talented friends and family members. One bridesmaid put together all the florals and another bridesmaid made all of their wooden signage. Pretty amazing! Take a peek at some of the details inside this barn wedding.

Wooden Ceremony Sign, sit where you want

Ceremony set up outside rustic Barn in California. Wooden chuppah with white flowy fabric and greenery

White flowers in glass jar on Shepard hooks down ceremony aisle

The Best Ceremony of all times

I don't think I've laughed and cried like this at a ceremony in a long time. Kristen and Scott wrote their own vows and made them funny, personal and truly representative of each other as a couple. Most of the ceremony photos we have are of people laughing and crying!

Bride walks down the aisle with her father at the Santa Margarita Ranch in California

Ceremony under a large oak tree with wooden chuppah decorated with white fabric and green garland

Bridesmaids in lavender grey lined up at the ceremony

groomsmen laughing when groom reads his funny vows to his bride

Bride and Groom kiss under a wooden chuppah with green garland and soft white fabric

Inside the Reception Barn

The reception space was nothing short of spectacular. When the sun peeked through the old wooden doors, we could see the rays of sunshine spill onto the dinner tables. Pretty poetic, eh? See for yourself!

The Historic Santa Margarita Ranch has the best wedding venue inside the old barn

Wedding Reception inside old historic barn in Santa Margarita California

Round tables and cream linens with white and green flowers set up inside old historic barn for wedding reception

White plates with gold fern on white napkin and cookies as wedding favors

 

Bride and groom in field of golden when at sunset

Bride and groom under big oak tree in San Luis Obispo wheat field

Wedding in beautiful wheat fields in California. This beautiful barn wedding was at the Santa Margarita Ranch

Back of bride's dress with veil in wheat field

The Cake

The Grand Finale for a lot of weddings is the wedding cake. I've actually noticed that older guests won't leave until after the cake has been cut and they've had a piece to celebrate the newlyweds! Since Kristen and Scott had a small cake for themselves and some family members, the rest of the guests got to enjoy some amazing ice cream from Negranti Ice Cream in the cutest truck ever!

Bride and Groom make their grand entrance into the barn for the reception

First dance under the lights inside old historic barn

Single tier Naked Cake with white flowers and greenery on wooden wine barrel

 

Bride and groom posing inside Ice Cream truck

The end!

Photographer Jennifer Fujikawa // Planner 'Cause We Can Events // Hair/Makeup Bright Crystal Makeup // DJ Vox DJs // Catering Chef's Table Catering // Rentals All About Events // Bar Cork Mobile Bar // Videographer Avec Lumiere // Cake Just Baked SLO // Desserts Negranti Creamery // Florals by Kristine Cimafranca // Signage by Alysa Nagatani // Shuttles SLO Safe Ride //

October 14, 2017 - 12 comments

Sneak Peeks: Our Rimrock Ranch Wedding Weekend!

A longer post will follow with all the juicy details of our Rimrock Ranch wedding weekend in the desert but for now I want to share some sneak peeks that I got this week from my amazing photographer and good friend, Chloe Moore.

rimrock ranch desert wedding couple in front of vintage bus

The Venue

I swear, Rimrock Ranch is one of those venues that doesn't require a lot of decor. It's just full of cool vintage cars and buses and eclectic decor all over the place. But the most beautiful part of this venue is that no matter what time of year you get married here, the sunsets will make all of your guests stop what they're doing and stare. That alone was worth every penny. Not to mention that the owners, Gwen and Eric are some of the nicest and coolest human beings ever!

bride getting ready at Rimrock Ranch with messy braided updo

bride with bold lip in high next lace dress with dark floral bouquet desert wedding

bride and groom at rimrock ranch in front of vintage bus

The Experience

Are there some things that I could have done differently? Sure. But the whole weekend experience of being surrounded by this group of people that will NEVER again all be together at once was surreal and I wouldn't trade it for anything. There were SO.MANY.TEARS!

ceremony at rimrock ranch in front of joshua tree

mismatched bridesmaids at rimrock ranch desert wedding

The Dancing

Half of my family is from Quebec, therefore speaks French so our DJ, Jack Farmer, played some awesome French songs and even our American family who didn't know the words started dancing. It was seriously so much fun! Oh and our dogs were wish us all weekend and were completely zonked on the ride home!

desert wedding in Joshua Tree with dog

groom kisses bride in desert

Our photographer featured our Rimrock Ranch Wedding on her Blog!

More photos coming soon! Can't wait! Thank you to all my amazing wedding vendors:

Photographer Chloe Moore Photography // Coordination The Events Boutique // Videography Wandering Study // Hair/Makeup Makeup By Emerald // DJ Jack Farmer // Flowers Flower Duet // Rentals Dish Wish and Signature Party Rentals // Venue Rimrock Ranch

March 6, 2017 - 11 comments

Misha + David’s Big Daddy’s Antiques Wedding

A few months ago I posted a Sneak Peek of Misha and David's super rad warehouse wedding and now I'm ready to show you the full thing! Are you sitting down? Because you're about to get blown away by the gorgeousness of these details. Their wedding was also featured on 100 Layer Cake, so make sure to check it out for more photos.

bride and groom in white culver hotel first look

The bride and groom got ready at the bright and beautiful Culver Hotel. Seriously, this might the best dang first look I've every seen. That natural light is incredible!

groomsmen getting ready pink tie

bride and bridesmaids cheers with champagne in hotel room los angeles

groom with tux opening letter

bride in rue de seine lace dress at culver hotel with chandelier

first look at culver hotel with lace dress and pink and blue flowers

best first look ever at Culver Hotel los angeles wedding

sweet kiss under chandelier culver hotel

What did I tell you! The bride, Misha works in the fashion industry so obviously her style is impeccable and her venue choice for the ceremony and reception will also blow you away. Folks, welcome to Big Daddy's Antiques where vintage-eclectic antiques meet elegant and romantic wedding designs.

wedding reception at Big Daddy's Antiques in los angeles

The ceremony took place in their outdoor courtyard filled with cool cement pots, tons of greenery and even an old motorcycle. The macrame backdrop was the perfect addition to the weathered wooden wall and our florist, Hilary's Flowers and Such, added a little extra greenery and some delicate white orchids to pull it all together.

macrame backdrop with green garland on wood wall at big daddy's antiques

ceremony set up at big daddy's antiques in los angeles outdoors

cute dog as flower girl in wedding los angeles

ceremony with macrame backdrop big daddy's antiques

bridemaids in pink off the shoulder dress

groomsmen at outdoor wedding in los angeles

ceremony with wooden wall and macrame backdrop lot's of plants and greenery big daddy's antiques

kiss bride and groom wooden backdrop and macrame

newlyweds at big daddy's antiques los angeles

Check out this fun reception though! Planning this wedding was anything but boring. We had such a blast and loved working at this incredible venue. It's a wedding planner's dream really. We had so many great vintage pieces to work with!

watercolor welcome sign for wedding at big daddy's antiques

bar and bar sign at big daddy's antiques

vintage eclectic lounge set up at big daddy's antiques for wedding

blue and indigo water color seating chart for wedding

bridal party at big daddy's antiques in los angeles wedding

laid back groomsmen at big daddy's antiques eclectic wedding venue

bridesmaids at eclectic wedding venue in los angeles big daddy's antiques

sweetheart table at big daddy's antiques wedding venue

wedding reception table with silver chargers and blue dip dye napkins wedding at big daddy's antiques

water color table numbers and tall candles at big daddy's antiques

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naked wedding cake with pink and blue flowers

desserts on wooden table at big daddy's antiques

bride and groom at sweetheart table indigo chairs

cheers to the bride and groom warehouse wedding

edison bulbs at bar for wedding at big daddy's antiques bride in lace dress

bride and groom kiss under edison lights by bar

cheers to forever sign with gemstones

Planning 'Cause We Can Events // Photography Laura Goldenberger // Venue Big Daddy's Antiques // Flowers Hilary's Flowers and Such

December 6, 2016 - 8 comments

Hanna + Jesse’s Lemon Grove Wedding

This love story is as good as it gets! Hanna and Jesse met while working at lululemon a few years ago. Jesse and I were actually in the same hire group and Hanna was one of our mentors. Even though all the girls in the store had secret crushes on Jesse, he knew from the beginning that Hanna was the one.

Getaway car for bride and groom red convertible

When it came time for them to plan their wedding, we all knew LEMONS would make an appearance, but this just blew us away! Take a peek at one of the most spectacular outdoor weddings of 2016 at the Limoneira Ranch in Santa Paula, CA.

 

groomsmen in front of historic Santa Paula Chapel

dapper ring bearers with navy bowtie and overalls

bride with flower crown and bright bouquet

lace wedding gown and flower crown

bride with lace dress and flower crown

red convertible getaway car with bride

bride with bright bouquet and red convertible

The breathtaking ceremony took place at the St Sebastian Church in the cute little town of Santa Paula, CA.

ceremony at Saint Sebastian Church Santa Paula

bridesmaids in navy with baby's breath bouquet

wedding ceremony at saint sebastian church santa paula

beautiful saint sebastian church santa paula

 

newlyweds at saint sebastian church

Can we stop for a second and talk about how cute their getaway car was!!?! Obsessed.

just married getaway red convertible

newlywed kiss in red convertible

getaway car for the newlyweds santa paula

bride and bridesmaids with baby's breath bouquet

groom and groomsmen in navy and gray suits Limoneira

bride and groom kiss at limoneira ranch

bride and groom in lemon grove at limoneira ranch

bride and groom at limoneira ranch santa paula

couple at limoneira ranch in santa paula

Get ready for some amazing reception details! The bride and groom thought of everything. From clever signature cocktail names served at Lemonade Stands to Pick-Your-Own Lemons  in lululemon bags as favors, it was a wedding planner's dream!

escort card table with map of the world

lemonade stand bar at limoneira ranch

custom bar menu at wedding at limoneira ranch

yard games at limoneira ranch

lemon picking at limoneira ranch for wedding

lemonade stand bar for wedding at limoneira ranch

sweetheart table at limoneira ranch

hoola hoop kids at limoneira ranch

The evening was not complete without an incredible surprise dance from the newlyweds, a real BBQ meal and SO. MANY. MOUTHWATERING. DESSERTS!

wedding reception at limoneira ranch

bride and groom dancing at limoneira ranch

fun bride and groom dance at limoneira ranch outdoor wedding

best dessert table ever donuts and tassles

sprinkle donuts at wedding

donuts at wedding dessert bar

bride and groom kiss in from of Jeni's Ice cream truck

bride and groom eat jeni's ice cream

jenis ice cream truck at limoneira ranch

bride and groom kiss in lemon grove

sweet couple in lemon grove in santa paula

bride and groom at limoneira ranch under the lights

And then the night magically ended with 'Smores and breakdancing.

s'mores and firepit at limoneira ranch

dancing at limoneira ranch under the bistro lights

Venue Limoneira Ranch // Planning 'Cause We Can Events // Photography Amy Lynn Photography // Catering // Ice Cream Jenis Splendid Ice Cream // Florals