Monday, December 12, 2011

a texas meets california wedding - the villa, san juan capistrano

wimberley and brian are dear, sweet friends of mine and when they chose the villa in san juan capistrano as their wedding venue i was so excited! it is such a gorgeous location and it totally inspired the design of the day...guests could mingle inside the nostalgic home, complete with the original furniture from that turn of the 20th century era, or soak up the sun in the outer courtyard...a perfect mix of indoors and outdoors...

style file: soft, romantic, classic - early southern california history mixed with some masculine texan details
color scheme: gold, white, cream, mustard, beige and gray with hints of chocolate brown
flowers: white and cream garden roses, peonies, veronica, lilac, scabiosa, tulips, lisianthus, spray roses with buttery yellow garden roses and natural green fillers for a lush, slightly undone feel
elements: antlers, lace, rope, suede, dark brown wood, cut crystal vessels, brushed gold votives


wimberley created all the printed good herself and accented them with suede cording...the save the date even came with a super cute antler magnet that guests could keep as a reminder of the day!


this was a second marriage for the groom and his 2 daughters have grown especially close to wimberley...a great way that the couple chose to include his daughters was by giving them lockets that have pictures of wimberley and brian inside...



in wimberley's bouquet, we added those small accents of brown pheasant feathers for textural interest...all the bouquets were wrapped in either mustard or beige velvet...


and the boutonnieres were wrapped in mustard or gray cordouroy...












wimberley wanted to keep the ceremony simple so we left the green trees on the deck to frame the ceremony space and used the fabulous vintage brown wood pews for seating...it wasn't enough seating for everyone but it really defined the space well!




for the rentals, i chose a beige natural linen fabric and we added a border of raw, scalloped to the rim of each tabletop...the rest of the furniture was a mix between dark brown wood benches/tables and tufted, feminine sofas and chairs in either white, beige or yellow...


we also hung cut crystal and antique gold light fixtures from the trees...




wimberley grew up in texas so she wanted to incorporate some "cowboy flair" without going overboard and too themey...so we brought in some subtle hints of her upbringing...worn gray and cream antlers accented lounge tables for an interior design feel...

her dad even made a killer "bar" sign completely out of rope - our take on a lasso :)







to honor her texas roots, the bride's family created a custom spice rub and packaged them in metal tins with suede cording to give away as the favors...



the cake was a simple and stunning white fondant accented with gold braids and a huge white sugar flower - it looked almost like jewelry on the cake! so soft and feminine...



dinner was cocktail-style with menu items like duck confit on cranberry potato pancake, lobster mac'n'cheese and miniature crab cakes with citrus avocado relish...there was also a mashed potato bar and late night snacks of pulled pork sliders and apple cinnamon beignets...the specialty cocktail was wimberley's mom's special recipe for a "ginger-basil sidecar"...





the desserts were set up on a wood console table and melody from sweet and saucy used her amber and glass textured cake stands to give the display height...mini banana cream pies (brians favorite), mini lemon cupcakes (wimberley's favorite), peanut butter and jelly bars (what brian made for wimberley the day he proposed) all had special meaning to the couple...they fleshed it out with red velvet cake pops, mini creme brulee shots and smores bars...






here are the amazing vendors i had the pleasure of working with!
photography: ashley rose
floral and event design: JL DESIGNS
cake and desserts: sweet and saucy shop
linens: la tavola
videography: stereo waltz films
venue and catering: the villa, san juan capistrano

and a special thank you to leila at inspired by this for featuring wimberley and brian's stunning wedding! to see the feature, click here...

2 comments:

Justine said...

This wedding is SO stunning! The colors, textures, everything is perfection. Thanks for sharing!

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Kathy W. said...

this is just almost too much for me to handle...love every detail...just perfect!!