Our wedding was absolutely beautiful and everything I ever could have wanted. We spent months creating the vibe, picking out linens, searching for accents and details to pull it all together, and it was well worth it. You’ve already seen the cake and the special lantern and other sentimental pieces, but here’s a look at some of the other details that made our special day come together.
We were married in front of the barrel room doors at Murrieta’s Well. We had drapery on either side of the door – both inside and out, and barrels with flower arrangements to frame the altar and the aisle. I knew from the beginning I wanted lanterns – so here you can see the candlelit lanterns lining the aisle with rose petals and small pumpkins that we had spray painted gold (after all, it was October). Jinger and her team at The Flower House did an amazing job with all of the flowers – I couldn’t have been happier with them.
We had an amazing string trio from An Elegant Touch of Strings that played songs we chose as our guests arrived and also played for our ceremony.
We had a gorgeous welcome sign from The Rustic Earth that no hangs in our bedroom. We had it framed with flowers on one corner. The longer lantern you see next to the sign was where we had people put any cards they brought (keeping with the rustic lantern theme). We painted the top gold to stick with our color scheme.
We made our own guest book through Shutterfly, so it had photos of us throughout the years all through the book with areas for guests to sign. It was more personal and turned out really cute. We found gold frames for things like the gift table, guest book, the special lantern, etc., and I just made the signs myself to go in them.
When I walked into the barrel room where our reception was to be held, they were still setting up, but most of it was done and I’d be lying if I said I didn’t cry. It was a dream come true. Every single detail was perfect and magical and exactly the rustic, romantic, chic vibe I wanted.
Then there was our sweetheart table…exactly how I envisioned it. Sparkly champagne gold table-cloth, the wine barrels with flower arrangements moved inside after the ceremony and the drapery in the background. We had a vase for my bouquet, Mr & Mrs signs from Amazon, our special champagne glasses my parents gave us, and a small front garland with tucked in flowers. All completed with the lanterns and pumpkins moved inside and in front of our table and sparkly Bride & Groom signs hung on the backs of our chairs.
We had our immediate family sit together right in front of our sweetheart table – two families coming together as one. We chose to use the beautiful farm tables at Murrieta’s Well and our florist made a garland with tucked in flowers to go all the way down the center. It was breathtaking. The gold bags on this table and any others, were placed where kids were seated. We had some goodies in there as a little treat and to keep them occupied during the speeches and dances. A coloring book my mom had put together, play dough, crayons, etc.
The rest of the tables were draped in eggplant purple tablecloths with wooden box flower arrangements in the center. The flowers had the table numbers sticking out of the top that we had ordered from ThistleAndLaceShop.
And of course there was the most beautiful cake I’ve ever seen, as well as the Kate Spade cake cutting set my parents had gifted us that we had engraved with our names and wedding date.
And our favors? An assortment of cookies from Cheryl’s Cookies tucked into these adorable personalized bags from DetailsonDemand that read “A sweet ending to a new beginning” , tied with purple and gold bows.
And then there’s our rings. The band I picked out to match my engagement ring, and Cody’s simple yet slightly detailed band. We picked them out in one day, just fell in love with them and knew they were the perfect choices. We purchased them through Shane Co., the same place Cody had bought my engagement ring.
I could live in that day, that vibe forever. I feel so lucky to have had the help of my parents, now husband, wedding coordinator through Wente, the staff at Murrieta’s Well and my bridal party along the way. Without their help and input, this gorgeous wedding wouldn’t have come together as beautifully as it did.
*Vendors linked throughout post
Location: Murrieta’s Well
Professional Photography: Karey at Hazy Lane Studios
Florist: Jinger & her team at The Flower House