Lauren and Caleb

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

 

 

 






 











 



 











If you'd asked me a week ago, I probably would have told you that I could do with fewer mason jars and burlap at weddings. But after seeing this wedding, I'd tell you I was wrong. Every choice feels so natural, laid-back but celebratory, and absolutely charming. 

After choosing the Red Horse Barn in Huntington Beach, CA for the ceremony and reception venue, the couple worked with Carter & Cook Event Co. to craft an outdoor celebration space filled with burlap and lace. Lauren and Caleb worked with a friend to make rustic table runners that graced large farm tables from Classic Party Rental, and The Floral Lab filled wooden crates with gardenias, dusty miller, succulents and balsa wood flowers that beautifully matched the bouquets and boutonnieres.

The bride wore a Melissa Sweet gown she borrowed from a friend of a friend, paired with Kate Spade bow-decked slingbacks and diamond drop earrings, while her maids wore J.Crew dresses in navy cotton cady. Caleb and his groomsmen wore classic seersucker suits, navy ties and boat shoes–white for the groom and brown for his guys.

The pair was married by Lauren's grandfather and after the heartfelt ceremony, their nearest and dearest were treated to the most fabulous party! Tamales and tacos from Jalisco’s Taco Catering were a fresh, delicious alternative to more formal catering, and I've never been one to turn down a margarita, especially when it's graced with a wooden heart stir stick. It’s It Ice Cream sandwiches were the perfect California sweet treat, and anyone who ate too many could dance 'em off under strings of antique lights. 

On hand to capture each fabulous moment was Jill Thomas, who was gracious enough to share her lovely photos–tell me, what's your favorite detail?

27 comments:

  1. Well, besides that everything - like you said - looks so natural it must be the emotion you can sense from the attendants.

    Even the bride's glow looks so natural.

    Oh you wanted a detail? A it detail? Probably those woden spoons in picture 28. The picture is amazing and captured the naturality and simplicity of "things I like and want with me in my wedding"'s sense that B&G must've gone for. Achieved and the photigrapher did a great job noticing the little and not so little things during it and immortalizing it.

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  2. It's a tie between the ruffles on the bottom of the gown (um, dying) and the men in seersucker :) I was surprised that this was a California wedding--it looks like something straight out of Southern Weddings! Jill Thomas did such a beautiful job!

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  3. Any wedding that leads with a photo of a sweet horse is fabulous in my book :-) What a beautiful bride!

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  4. So so gorgeous...love her dress and love that they were married by her grandfather!

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  5. i was just about to say the same--mason jars AGAIN? but i fell in love with the simplicity and sweetness of this wedding!

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  6. I can't believe this is Huntington Beach- it looks like it's in the country! Very beautiful, I adore the burlap & lace table runners.

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  7. what a charming wedding and adorable bride! love her shoes! and the paper goods!

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  8. I love the table settings best! Simple and lovely.

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  9. Oh my word, I LOVE his suit. Like love it. Like I would totally marry that suit.

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  10. Oh my dear. Those linens - and the seersucker! <3 <3 <3 And what a pretty bride!

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  11. loving her gown. simply stunning...all of it.

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  12. So much to love in this sweet wedding! But my favorite detail would have to be the lovely glow in each photo...perfectly capturing the mood of the occasion and the same glow on the couple's faces!

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  13. omg. everyone needs a horse at their wedding. the end.

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  14. You had me at the horse and the seersucker!!! Fabulous!!

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  15. her dress is amazing. and the horse? yes.

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  16. Oh my gosh, I pinned that cutie at the top immediately -- even before scrolling down to see the rest of this beauty! This wedding is stunning, and I'm dying over that dress!

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  17. Totally adore the invites. So elegant.

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  18. I LOVE the bottom of her dress and the train and bustle. So beautiful.

    And I LOVE that they had tacos, yum!

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  19. I love everything about this wedding. It's not too much of anything, and everything looks heartfelt and special and comfortable! I feel calmer just looking at the pictures :)

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  20. Tacos on the menu? My kind of wedding!

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  21. Yes on the pinstripe suits! Heck yes!

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  22. I was just saying to Mac last night "whenever we get married, no mason jars. no more mason jars, what happened to stemware?" then i saw this and i agree, they did a beautiful job!

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  23. OMG! I seriously have a crush with your blog.

    So many gorgeous ladies for my eyeballs! LOL!

    Seriously, I am so... (LOL!)

    I have a weak spot for gorgeous women. Don't mind. I can *feel* the aura of divine pure sweetness from those women in the pics that I don't feel in Singaporean women.

    It's refreshing!

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  24. Preppy heaven! I think this may be one of my favourites yet!

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  25. Wow, must have been an amazing wedding. I love the groom's suit!

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  26. this is one of the best wedding menus I've seen. sounds delicious.

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