Well, I hope you like details, because this wedding as a TON of them. Thus, my reasoning for including "Ornate" in this wedding blog title! From the yards and yards of burlap, to the vintage keys, mason jars and the very awesome California farm wedding venue, there really is something to be inspired by everywhere you look. All of the fab details were captured by Kristina Lee Photography.
Kristen and Brad's rustic and ornate wedding took place in September at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club in Irvine, California. The bride purchased many beautiful handmade items offered by Etsy vendors, took on many DIY projects herself and relied on the assistance of Just Lovely Events to pull off a simply stunning rustic wedding. The elegant florals used throughout the wedding decor give the entire day a more feminine touch, featuring fresh garden roses, dahlias, hydrangeas, lisianthus and gardenias in soft ivory and cream. The bride also integrated galvanized buckets, wine barrels and lanterns decorated with flowers at both the outdoor ceremony and the barn reception later that evening.
Kristen's final piece of advice? "Give yourself time. I gave myself 17 months, and I knew early on that I wanted to try and do as much myself as I could. Every weekend, I gave myself a project. I made sure to space everything out so I didn't feel too overwhelmed and bought things as I saw them instead of waiting. 99% of the stuff I purchased because I learned quickly that it was cheaper than renting."
Rustic and Ornate Wedding at the Strawberry Farms Golf Club - Vendors & Credits
Photographer: Kristina Lee Photography
Venue: Strawberry Farms Golf Club
Event Designer: Just Lovely Events
Floral Designer: Art with Nature Design
Cake Designer: Great Dane Baking Company
DJ: Ultimate Events
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Bridal Attire: Enzoani 'Dakota' Wedding Dress with 'Diana' sash via Jinny's Bridal, earrings by Givenchy
Groomsmen Attire: Tan Catalina Suit by Savvi Evening Collection
Bridesmaid Attire: Monique Lhuillier
Bridal Hanger by Ivision
"Crazy Love" First Dance Print by Bella Love Letters
Bridal Garter by Simply Kate Grace
Wedding Program Fans by Bliss and Vinegar Designs
"Here Comes the Bride" Banner by The Barefoot Seamstress
"Just Married" Banner by Celebrate with Fun
"You Hold the Key to My Heart" Print by Tumble Root
Antique Key Custom Straw Flags by Postscripts
Mason Jar Wine Glasses by A Wine Twist
Oak Tree Wedding Guest Book by Peachwik
Reception Table Numbers by Sophia's Sign Boutique
Custom Napkins by Reflections by Lola
Wedding Cake Server by Sycamore Hill
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