All Posts in Fall Wedding

November 8, 2016 - 7 comments

Spanish Inspired Shoot at Casino San Clemente

colorful wedding at San Clemente Casino

If you've ever had the chance to drive down the California Coast towards San Diego, you will pass by (and hopefully stop at) a beautiful little town called San Clemente. They have some of the most amazing ocean views, great food and friendly people. We had the pleasure of putting on a styled shoot at the historic San Clemente Casino and it was oh-so-dreamy.

purple hand lettering invitations

churro dessert bar and handmade sign

wedding rings at casino san clemente

bright wild bouquet at casino san clemente

wedding chuppah with bright bouquet at casino san clemente

ceremony at the casino san clemente with bright flowers

We just loved the idea of combining bright colors with darker fall hues for the reception tables. The venue itself was so beautiful that we really didn't need too much to decorate other than some great rentals from Thrifted Sisters Vintage Rentals, classic dishes by Dish Wish and of course, beautiful blooms by Barnes Botanicals.

vintage wedding reception table a casino san clemente black wine glasses

reception set up in front of the casino san clemente fireplace with green garland

black wine glasses and colorful table decorations and florals

eclectic and colorful wedding set up at casino san clemente

Ok shall we talk about the desert bar for a second?! Not only did Sugar Cloud make a masterpiece of a cake, but we also got some delicious churros and fresh figs to complete the table.

dessert table with churro bar and colorful cake

fresh figs on colorful wedding cake

bride and groom cake cutting at casino san clemente

bride and groom at dessert table casino san clemente

Photographer Lily Tapia Photography // Design by us // Venue San Clemente Casino // Coordination Cucumber Bride // Rentals Thrifted Sister Vintage Rentals // Wedding Arch Blue Fish Event Rentals // Dishes Dish Wish // Florals Barnes Botanicals // Cake Sugar Cloud // Hair Jessica Tyransky // Makeup Makeup Ceenz // Gown & Veil Dreamers and Lovers // Tux The Black Tux // Accessories The Blushing Bird // Stationary Typecast Lettering // Pillows & Rugs Mirchant 

P.S This shoot was featured last week on The Perfect Palette if you want to see more!

October 10, 2016 - 6 comments

Fall Wedding at the South Coast Botanic Garden

Garden Wedding in Palos Verdes

Fall is here! Every year I hope to see the Southern California trees change colors but instead I settle for the somewhat cooler weather and the appearance of all things pumpkin at Trader Joe's. The Fall wedding season is definitely one of my favorites. Guests get to enjoy seasonal menus, darker colors in their decor and get cozy by the fire pits. We're celebrating this lovely fall wedding at the South Coast Botanic Garden on the blog today! P.S the bride designed her own invitations and hand painted all the pretty signs!

Getting ready earlier

Getting ready the morning of your wedding should be anything but stressful. Something to consider if you're having a late fall outdoor wedding (late October or November) is that the sunset will be a lot earlier. That means, you should plan to have your ceremony earlier in the day as well and therefore, you're 'getting ready' time will have to start earlier as well.

Hair & Skin Care Routine

If you're not a morning person, consider washing your hair the night before and lathering lot's of moisturize on before bed. To avoid puffy eyes the morning of your wedding, stay hydrated the night before and go to bed early. I know it's not what you want to hear on your wedding weekend but, trust me, you'll be glad you did.

Coffee mug Wedding Gift Idea

Breakfast & champagne

Even though you might have butterflies the morning of your wedding, you need to eat something. Have your Maid of Honor be in charge of wedding day brunch and mimosas to take the edge off! Remember, stay hydrated throughout the day too!

 

Wedding rings on succulents

Succulent boutonnieres for groomsmen

Outdoor Ceremony

Like I mentioned earlier, if you're having an outdoor ceremony in the Fall, it's likely that the sunset will be significantly earlier than it would be during the Spring or Summer. Planning tip: The first thing I do when I start creating a wedding timeline for clients is to insert the sunset time. The reason I do this is because I want the "golden light" romantic photos to happen the hour surrounding the sunset. This means, the ceremony should be at least 1 hour or more BEFORE sunset time.

 

wooden ceremony sign

Wedding chuppah with long garland

bridesmaids in pastel at garden wedding

A Garden Reception

After a beautiful wedding with a traditional tea ceremony, modern vows and lot's of happy tears, guests were escorted to the meadow for some sushi, drinks and dancing. Planning Tip: One thing we like to always recommend to our Fall wedding couples is to rent heat lamps! I know it's not a sexy rental item to have on your list but your guests will appreciate you for keeping them warm once the sun sets. If you don't like the look of the metal heat lamps, for a small extra fee you can ask your rental company to wrap them in pretty much any color you want!

Wooden escort card sign find your table

Sweetheart table with pink chair and books at garden wedding

Macarons tower for wedding dessert table

Gift table marquis letter signs

Fall wedding invitations for garden wedding

Fall Wedding Photos

All in all, I still think Fall weddings are the best. The air is crisper, sure, but the sunsets are spectacular. If you are considering a botanical garden as your wedding venue, I recommend checking out the South Coast Botanic Garden because you'll have 86 acres of incredible greenery and cool plants for your sunset photos.

bride and groom in garden under greenery arch

Vendor Team

Planning 'Cause We Can Events // Photography Jennifer Fujikawa // Venue South Coast Botanic Garden // Hair + Makeup Theresa Huang // Florals Hana Hana Flowers // Desserts Le Paradis Macaron // Wedding Arch Blue Fish Event Rentals // Invitations Fiber and Dye