Tuesday, July 27, 2010

jodie and nathan - arroyo trabuco golf club

when jodie and nathan came to me for design they knew what they wanted - something fairly rustic to fit the style of the venue but at the same time they wanted it to feel elegant, chic and classic...

so to keep with the rustic vibe we used khaki woven linens and dark brown wood chairs, along with gray reindeer moss, balsa wood flowers, scabiosa pods, succulents and crochet ribbons/laces...

but by arranging the flowers in silver urns and julep cups, adding in mercury glass candlesticks and tailoring the florals into fluffy white masses, we were able to ensure that the wedding had a classic and elegant feel to it as well...

overall, i thought the wedding came out completely lovely...and so did the clients! in fact, when jodie first saw the ceremony site she totally welled up with tears and started fanning her face to draw them back in...it was such a priceless moment and reminds me why i love what i do!



boutonnieres made of balsa wood flowers, scabiosa pods, silver brunia berries and gray dusty miller leaves...all finished in rustic twine...


jodie's bouquet of creamy balsa wood flowers, white rancunulas, ivory double tulips and white peonies...





i can only think of one word for these guys - DAPPER!! or maybe DASHING! okay that's two words..so sue me...



this was by far the most stylish ring bearer i have ever laid eyes on...seersucker pants, a scull + crossbones tie, navy blazer, jack purcell sneakers and quite a hip haircut!


so we couldn't just give him an ordinary ring bearer pillow...instead he carried a brown wood box filled with cream balsa wood flowers and a cluster of yellow billy balls...


this bad boy took us half a day to complete but it was worth it! we made this "chandelier" completely out of crochet laces, ruffled trims and empty glass mason jars...it looked so rad hanging above the couple as they exchanged their vows during the ceremony!





cute little "yay" flags for the guests to wave as the couple recessed back down the aisle...


for the flower girl, we gave her a single white peony to carry and we also added a ruffly white peony bloom to a headband for her to wear...i am SO sick of floral "halos" or head wreaths - why not try this idea instead! it's SO easy! all you need is a headband, hot glue and some floral blooms...get creative!


nothing is more beautiful than a beaming couple in love...


see...i told ya...DAPPER :)



for the placecard display we used a 6' long brown wood tray that we wrapped in twine and filled with gray reindeer moss, ivory balsa wood flowers, gray succulents and yellow billy balls...



centerpieces were white hydrangea, gray dusty miller foliage, yellow billy balls, white lisianthus, cream colored tulips and gray succulents, all arranged in silver urns and julep cups...we then accented each table with mercury glass candlesticks...




the brides last name...


the grooms last name...


i LOVE this photo because of the way that the light shows the amazing pattern and texture of the fabric we used to drape the ceremony structure...

oh yeah and the bride and groom look stunning!


we added a little family heirloom to jodie's bouquet to serve as her "something blue"...



jesi brought in these awesome wood/burlap/lace panels to serve as the cake backdrop and i provided the custom cake base and ruffled trims to wrap around the bottom tier...we accented the cake with one clustering of balsa wood flowers and then added florals and candles to the table for added impact...




this was SUCH an awesome idea - jesi brought in a magnetic board and had guests use magnets to write a message to jodie and nathan...so much more fun than a standard guest book! there were some interesting notes...just see for yourself ;)




i just adored these clients...congrats jodie and nathan!!!! xoxo



planning and design: jesi haack weddings - you are genius...'nuff said...
photography: gabriel ryan photographers - can i ditto what i just told jesi? ;)
video: lan bui - check out his "same day edit" right here!!

9 comments:

forget.me.knot.weddings said...

Carissa!I am over the moon on this wedding design you did! The flower box held by the ring bearer, chandelier & the place card display Amazing!

Anonymous said...

Carissa,
Love this wedding!! Saw it earlier this week and just loved it! :)

kellee

Merissa Cherie said...

Your work is fabulous! I love your blog too :) I just came across you tonight and I am subscribing via RSS.
xo

WeddingXpert said...

The fresh peony bouquet and the beautifully rustic boutonnieres just sing to me! And the simplicity of the cake is just gorgeous.

BigBearswife said...

oh wow! just beautiful!!! the bride looks amazing as does the groom! Decorations are stunning!

Kristin @ The Treasured Petal said...

that chandelier is amazing! this may be one of my favorite creations you've ever made. stunning!

Esther said...

A-M-A-Z-I-N-G!! You & Jesi blow me away everytime.. gosh, you two belong in a different world.. how did you come up with such creative ideas?!? LOVE the cake stand, the chandelier, place card display.. & gorgeous couple to top it off!

Jenn said...

my, those last names are unfortunate.

jodie said...

Thank you thank you thank you Carissa for making our dreams a reality. I can't tell you how amazed I am by your mad skillz!! You and jesi are definitely a dream team and we are soo lucky to have had you girls as a part of our special day..love you girls!!!