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Vintage Inspired Wedding

The Vintage inspired wedding of Rosemary and Tim was one of the cutest weddings we’ve coordinated this year.  When we met with the bride, we fell in love with the design.  Vintage, girly inspired is what came to mind and it was even more beautiful when the day arrived. The flowers were a mix of pink and yellow pieces placed in vintage containers collected by the bride.  The guests enjoyed the outdoor ceremony site on the lawn overlooking the Pendleton golf course.  The bride arrived in style in a deep blue vintage vehicle which pulled up to the golf course!  The ceremony was beautiful and intimate. After the ceremony, the couple had a blast during their photoshoot together!  Guests were given a bundtini cake favor laced in a vintage inspired box and signed a “guest book” that was a plate.  This was important to the bride as she would be able to utilize this plate again while cooking and seeing all the wishes her guests left for the couple.  Inside the room, the design was very adorable.  Tables were adorned with pink and yellow floral, lace and the cake table included bundt cakes!  The card box was an adorable wooden box with lace and signage.  The couple joined their guests and had a fabulous sweetheart table with signage and lace.  Our favorite part of the evening was the “first dance” which included the couple’s dance, moving into parent dances (together) then the couple’s daughter joining the couple for the last 30 seconds of the song!  It was wonderful!

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Chucks at Weddings!

Many are unaware of the latest trend in weddings, but Chuck Taylors are becoming a new fashion statement in the industry. Today, more and more future brides and grooms are leaning towards the direction of nontraditional weddings, and instead adding their own style and flare to the celebration. To others, Chuck Taylors are merely associated with athletics, however these “never out of style” All Star sneakers are easily customizable with their bright and flashy colors and various patterns.

Nobody wants a grumpy bridal party, that’s why the new trend for wearing formal shoes is all about feeling comfortable, and the new trend for wearing casual shoes is about having style–all of which is offered for every look if you decide to wear Chucks regardless of the attire. Chuck are cute, unique, and a fun way to add a pop of color and a twist of personality to weddings. More and more weddings are featuring Chucks, and because they’re not only comfortable and trendy, they’re also stylish and practically impossible to pass up!

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Fun and creative wedding engagement photo shoot!

Balloons, signage, San Diego, the beach and their dog!  What more could a perfect engagement shoot consist of?!  We wanted to share these lovely engagement photos from one of our great couples this year… Caroline and Bart.  These photos were provided by Joshua Word of One Love Photography.  The couple incorporated some creative items into their shoot…including their pug!  We hope you enjoy these photos as much as we did.  Courtesy of One Love Photography

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Reception Layout Trending

Reception Layout

There is a new trend happening at wedding receptions!  Rather than having your traditional 60” rounds tables, brides are utilizing different shapes.  With the help of wedding planners and coordinators, some brides have changed their wedding reception layout altogether.  Brides are utilizing square or rectangle tables to give their guests a unique and interesting look. With the square or rectangle tables, brides are hoping to give a more family-dinner style feel to their reception.  This is another trend which we’ll cover in another blog (family style)!  We recently coordinated a wedding in which different lengths of long tables were set up and it looked so welcoming!   Another idea is to mix round and square tables to give your wedding reception a mixed yet fun look.  Besides changing the shape of tables, head tables are being replaced with the sweetheart table, no longer consisting of the wedding entourage, but just the bride and groom.  Some brides even opt out of a head table or sweetheart table, and decide to sit with their families.  The ultimate goal is a more personal set up for the couple to enjoy their closest family and friends rather than a long head table or sweetheart.  We are loving this trend!

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Dressed Up Picnic Wedding!

At Your Side Planning (formerly, Ah! Le Party) recently coordinated a beautiful “Dressed Up Picnic” wedding in Julian, CA.  The wedding was held at the Pine Hills Lodge right outside of the small town.  This venue has cabins, an outdoor ceremony, two options for a reception including a banquet room in a wooden building with it’s own fire place!  The area is very peaceful and tranquil.  The ceremony for Jesika and Gabe was held on the lawn area and the reception indoors.  The area has an abundance of trees and lush greenery for amazing photos! At Your Side Planning (formerly, Ah! Le Party) assembled all the centerpieces from flowers delivered by Wholesale flowers.  The loosely arranged pieces fit great with the nature inspired theme!  We used large vases, mason jars and thin vases all along the middle of the tables which were all rectangular.  All the print (table numbers, escort cards and CD envelopes) were all created by Jesika’s close friend.  The cake table was had a tree stump for the cake stand, surrounded by Julian pies and other sweets including vegan sweets!  Eco Caters provided the food which was all organic and also provided veggie burgers which were delicious!  The indoor area felt like a nice, cozy cabin and it was secluded and private for all these happy family and friends.  The wedding was intimate, fun and full of gorgeous natural elements.

All Photos provided by Brandon Tridle.

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