Friday, July 30, 2010

lauren and jeff - saddlerock ranch, malibu

when jesi haack first sent this client my way, my gut reaction was to turn it down...i had already booked a large wedding for the 4th of july and i wasn't sure i wanted to take on another event on a holiday...but when jesi described the color scheme and elements of the day, i COULD NOT resist! then after meeting the bride, lauren, i knew i HAD to be involved in such a sweet, whimsical wedding with just about the most easy-going, adorable bride ever!

the basic vibe of the day was WHIMSY! lots of color, lots of texture, lots of fun!

lace, pom pom trim, floral patterns, pinwheels, paper airplanes, kites, fabric flowers, birdhouses, ruffles and balloons, OH MY!


i made all the boutonnieres out of velvet leaves and flowers, wrapped in crochet lace...



the bridesmaids all wore their own unique dresses, in varying shades of blue...to make it even more eclectic, i designed each bridesmaids bouquet using different combinations of our theme flowers and wrapping each girl's bouquet in unique laces and trims...i love that even though they were all different, they all still flowed with each other...

lauren later told me that at different points of the day, each girl secretly came over to lauren and said "my bouquet is the best one"...SO CUTE!



the bridal bouquet in dreamy pastels and finished in lace and pom pom trim...peonies, dusty miller, billy balls, parrot tulips and astilbe...





how amazing is this betsey johnson bridesmaid dress?!!? paired with the pastel colors of her bouquet it seriously make me hungry...it all looks like DESSERT! :)


the super cute stationary set designed by the girls at posh paperie! loving the kites...



don't blink for the next couple pictures...there is so much eye candy that jesi designed you won't wanna miss a thing!


the ceremony aisle was lined with paper pinwheels that jesi hand crafted and that we adorned with random laces, ruffles and pom pom trims...


the ceremony structure looked UNREAL with all of jesi's paper flowers, kites and pinwheels...it was unreal!





rather than traditional placecards, jesi dreamed up colorful paper airplanes attached to lines of string...




and in lieu of a guestbook, guests were asked to sign strips of raw-edged fabric which was then attached to the tail of a 3' tall fabric kite!




i adored the floral patterned aisle runner jesi chose...



and the fact that she sneakily passed out noisemakers and party favors to the bridal party to celebrate the couple's first kiss!! so fun!


for the dining tables, we chose a white windowpane linen paired with white chiavari chairs...jesi sourced a bunch of birdhouses, some of which were left white or brown and some of which she painted yellow or seafoam green...we accented them with 6 unique vases, all of which had some sort of lace or trim, and were filled with yellow, blush, gray and cream theme flowers...




jesi also scoured every tj maxx in site to drum up mismatched patterened napkins for each place setting...











i hate to keep rambling on about jesi's fabulousness but she REALLY outdid herself on this one! her team created this amazing balloon arch to display behind the dessert table...we dotted the tablescape with small, airy arrangements of baby's breath...and of course melody from sweet and saucy shop did her mandatory array of deliciousness and prettiness :)




i LOVED the pinwheels jesi added to the cake!





congrats to lauren and jeff!!!


planning and event design: jesi haack weddings - oh where to begin? i am in LOVE with this one...
photography: ashley rose - so happy we finally got to work together on something! you killed it!
cake and desserts: sweet and saucy shop - always lovely...always :)
stationary and printing: posh paperie - these girls are amazing...
venue: saddlerock ranch, malibu

3 comments:

Merissa Cherie said...

The bouquets are so cute and beautiful! The paper decor is so fun and eye-catching! Love too, the floral printed runner down the aisle and the pretty napkin utensil holders on the tables. What a fabulous job with everything!

Ashleigh said...

are those fresh flowers in her hair? love it all!!

hellsbells said...

I love the lace dress? Who is it made by?