Kate and Frank

Wednesday, February 22, 2012












 

 


 













Speechless? I know. Say what you will about mason jars, barns and burlap, but this couple combined rustic sensibility with grand details and the result is nothing short of stunning!

Kate and Frank chose the Old Mission Santa Ines for their traditional ceremony, then set off with their wedding coordinators at Joy de Vivre to find the perfect barn for the reception. They fell in love with the Coquelicot Winery and their gorgeous barn, and everything fell into place from there. 

 The bride wore a Watters lace gown, accented with a stunning crystal sash, glittering Jimmy Choo sandals and pearls. Bridesmaids wore long champagne gowns from David's Bridal, and everyone carried bouquets of garden roses, peonies, dusty miller and lambs ear wrapped in burlap by Florette Flower Designs. Frank and his groomsmen wore classic tuxedos and twine wrapped boutonnieres.

After the ceremony, guests headed to the lawn at Coquelicot Winery for cocktails, and were serenaded by Mariachi Los Toros, a mariachi band the groom's mother had discovered. They lead the group to the barn, where guests were amazed by each gorgeous detail. Understated kraft invitations by Lazaro Letterpress introduced the couple's skeleton key motif, which was repeated on menus, escort and place cards. Lush floral arrangements in distressed wooden containers and candles in blue mason jars decorated the long farm tables, covered in natural linen cloths and napkins from La Tavola Linen, and crystal chandeliers, hanging masons filled with votives and soft hanging lights by LBPS Events warmed the barn. After a meal by Lorraine Lim Catering, guests enjoyed a buttercream confection by Decadence Cake, vanilla saltwater taffy and an outdoor s'mores station. The newlyweds left in a dreamy blue Studebaker supplied by Classic Motoring Car Rentals, captured by photographer Mark Brooke and videographer Lola Video.

Thank you, Mark, for letting me shares your gorgeous images and this stunning celebration!

34 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness. I love this post and I adore those invitations and reception. That is beyond gorgeous.

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  2. PERFECT bouquet! Love the reception decor too, so classy =)

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  3. sooo many gorgeous photos, i dont know where to start! stunning!! xoxo jillian:: cornflake dreams

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  4. That barn is incredible!! I was not expecting a rustic wedding for your gold week, but my gosh, this is perfect :)

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  5. that is it. I'm getting married.

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  6. what a gorgeous wedding with such character!! i love the venue and those chandeliers!!! xo

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  7. I love all of the muted colors...really soft and pretty and the classic car - be still my heart.

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  8. so beautiful... i love the whole color palette of this wedding!

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  9. Beautiful images! Love the barn!

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  10. Gorgeous. My favorite detail is the fun blue Studebaker!!

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  11. I'm in love with her bouquet!!!! It's a work of art!

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  12. I don't even know what to say. That VENUE. Those chandeliers! I am in love.

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  13. Would you say you have a thing for gold, Lena? ;) It's gorgeous.

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  14. Definitely mason jars and burlap done right.

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  15. Lambs ear! I was scrolling trying to think of the name of those leaves - my, what a gorgeous bouquet. I adore the whole color palette!

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  16. I love the reception area. If I had had more money I would have put chandeliers in the barn we had our reception in. It just such a beautiful contrast.

    Stop by and enter my Vedette giveaway!

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  17. lOvely wedding and the sweet location, I love the menu calligraphy... this reminds me I should think a bout a course to improve mine!!! There´s nothing so elegant like a beautifully handwritten save the date....

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  18. AH! I can't get enough of those table settings... and the warm glow of the lights in the barn! So romantic and rustic. :) LOVE.

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  19. Absolutely breathtaking!! Loving those Choo's as well!

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  20. I LOVE this wedding! That barn, those lights... iconic.

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  21. I honestly could care less how "overdone" mason jars and barns may be--they result in natural, timeless beauty, as evidenced here. Gorgeous!

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  22. Amazing Jimmy Choo sandals! xo style, she wrote

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  23. Can I just say WOW?! I am in awe of the table settings, the overhead lights, the car, the band, and the invitation suite. That's pretty much everything. Such great detail!!

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  24. I love all the creamy shades! Even the venue, so beautiful!

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  25. I simply adore a barn wedding.

    Oh, what I would't give for those Jimmy Choo's...

    ~ Clare x

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  26. The bird's eye view of the ceremony is beautiful. Looks like something out of an old photo album.

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  27. Super sweet. Will have to pin some of these photos.

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  28. you had me at the Choo's, but I am seriously in love with the barn-chic wedding. So beautiful!

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  29. beautiful wedding. and kind of ironic- my friends named kate & frank just got engaged a few days ago. :)

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  30. Uh, yes. I'm speechless. What an absolutely stunning wedding!

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  31. i love everything about this wedding. ours is taking place at a vineyard and i literally want it to look exactly like this. thanks for the inspiration. xx

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  32. those chandeliers are beyond gorgeous!!

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