Colorful wedding at Rancho Valencia for Eileen & Patrick.

Colorful wedding at Rancho Valencia for Eileen & Patrick.

This month we feature an intimate wedding we should have blogged a little while back. It was a second marriage for Eileen and Patrick and Eileen’s request had been for a colorful “Boho Couture”  style wedding ( I love that description), and a fun family celebration to include their three beautiful children. (and the dog !)

To make that happen we enlisted the help of the talented Jennifer Cole to design a beautiful wedding altar complete with floral covered chandeliers, an incredible fuchsia orchid canopy and rows of silver lanterns and colorful florals down the aisle. Inside a stunning feast table was created using more fuchsia orchids dripping from an overhead table arbor, along with bleached manzanita branches, amaranthus, roses and hydrangea cascading down along with a plethora of candle light. Each place setting was adorned with green and crystal stemware, a watercolor menu and place card and a pretty cymbidium orchid. Did I mention we LOVE color !!

Eileen walked down the aisle with her 8 year old son to “1000 years” sung by Lyndsay Swiderska and during dinner Johnny from  Still Listening productions played his guitar and DJ’d their favorite songs.  As always Rancho Valencia catered a five star menu and the night ended with a delicious cake by their favorite San Diego dessert place Extraordinary desserts.

Thanks to Vallentyne Photography for these beautiful images and to Jennifer Cole for another amazing job.  ps:  Shout out to my team Brooke Lazarski and Jennifer Kovner who ran this event for me- you gals are the best XX

vibrant bouquet

Ethan escorted his mom down the aisle

Our dapper gentlemen and cute pooch !

Eileen in a stunning Lace Gown, with her children

lanterns and touches of blue and mirrored candles

stunning floral arbor- one of my favorite

floral draped chandeliers- 2 because one wouldn’t do !

draped altar- im in love !

Rancho Valencia Wedding with Paul Frye Officiant

Rancho Valencia Wedding- the pathway in bloom for our bride and groom

Elegant Feast Table with floral arbor draped over it – stunning with the existing lanterns

close up detail of the overhead floral from Jennifer Cole

Green and Crystal glassware from Cheris Vintage table/ menus & Place cards Brightly designed-COLOR COLOR everywhere !

stunning pacesetting with napkins, chair cushions and runners from La Tavola

So inviting !

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