If you haven’t noticed by now, we’re suckers for succulents! Added bonus: they’ll be trending in 2014 along with dahlias. Use them in your bouquet, pin them on his lapel, decorate the table, and adorn the cake with these tiny green plants. See more here.
Natalie and Ian were married at Carondelet House in Los Angeles, Calif. on March 23. “We went to countless venues and loved them all, but when I walked into Carondelet House, I had the same feeling I had when I found my dress,” Natalie said. “This place is so beautifully decorated down to the last detail. It had so much character and charm from the chandeliers to the vintage art. It didn’t need additional decor to fill the space. It spoke for itself.” The bride wore a tulle fit ‘n’ flare wedding gown, accessorized with her hair half-up/half-down, while the groom wore a gray suit, accessorized with a mint tie. Floral arrangements featured roses, plenty of succulents, and hydrangeas. After the newlyweds were pronounced husband and wife, guests were asked to toss confetti and shout hooray! Our favorite portraits, you may ask? The ones above with their pup Baxter. Mixologists created signature whiskey ginger drinks especially for their cocktail style menu, and almost every detail was handmade from the signs, glitter dipped mason jars, and feather trimmed stirrers.
It’s almost Friday! And if you haven’t noticed that we’re suckers for succulents, today’s wedding styled shoot is full of them from the bouquet, boutonniere, centerpieces, place settings, and cake. Notice how the bride is wearing a tea-length wedding dress, which has become a runway staple this season. It’s perfect for this shabby chic, feminine theme.
1. What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
The wooden interior and rustic decoration are so unique. Their food and drink package is great and affordable. We do want our guests to have a good time so that’s when we knew we want to have our wedding there.
2. Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
1. I loved the groom’s cake. My husband is a Georgia Tech fan, and I am University of Georgia fan. The cake is the Buzz on a spider web, which looks like a Georgia Tech cake but with a little twist.
2. I loved our DJ playing “Gangnam Style” and when everyone started dancing. It was so much fun!
3. My mom and groom’s mom were dancing together. My parents are from China and don’t know English at all. It was so sweet to see two moms communicating and dancing without language.
3. Give us the one moment in your wedding day that you can’t stop thinking about.
Walking down the aisle and looking at the groom is definitely the moment I can’t stop thinking about. I felt so much in those few minutes.
What was the one thing about your venue that made you know it was the one?
The stunning beauty of the botanical garden really speaks for itself. The Gardens truly bring a slice of the amazing Arizonan desert to the city. We love the natural setting and knew the weather would be perfect at that time. And we felt better knowing our money would be used to support the Garden.
Which three details from your wedding were your favorites?
Succulents that my family grew and we replanted after the wedding. My mom, two aunts and I created the entire reception décor. My aunt even made a coordinated crackled wooden card box, Novia/Novio, Muchas Gracias and Amor signs.
My sister in law put together two guest books, Polaroids and map with pins, which was cool since we had people visiting from all over the US and the world.
My husband wrote our ceremony music and with his brother-in-law recorded the music. For the recessional we had a surprise all women mariachi band.
Give us the one moment in your wedding day you can’t stop thinking about.
The awesome fun we had. Everyone was dancing until the music stopped. And the beautiful vows we wrote for each other- there were many tears.