Candice & John’s Wedding!!

We were over the moon excited when Candice reached out to us last year about helping coordinate her & John’s August Leo Carrillo wedding. Her very dear pal and one of our faves Courtney of Brightly Designed was helping her  out with all of the details, so we immediately agreed to step in the last few weeks before the wedding and on the actual big day to take the reins and make sure everything went off without a hitch! By far one of the breeziest and most fun weddings of the summer. Who could complain when you get to work with Brightly Designed, She Wanders, and Root 75!?  C & J’s wedding is in the current issue of Exquisite Weddings, but also on the Bride Suite blog today! Check out those links & the lovely photos below!

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Wowza! Candice is already a stunner, but Brides by Brittany highlighted her features perfectly and really let her gorgeousness shine through on the big day!

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Seriously, we have a ton of photos of everyone smiling & giggling through out the whole day, as it should be. NON-STOP BLAST!

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For the ceremony decor, a mix of horseshoes with pretty patterned hearts and mason jars filled with flowers and flags that read John loves Candice/Candice loves John hung from the chairs down the aisle. Ashley & Courtney from Brightly Designed  also crafted a stunning paper flower backdrop for the ceremony that fit perfectly with the theme and into Leo Carrillo!

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Ummm how adorbs are the navy dresses paired with cowboy boots and statement necklaces!? Cute, quirky, and classic all at the same time!

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During cocktail hour, brightly colored vases, vintage cigar boxes, & old fashioned liquor bottles adorned the tables to set the mood on the patio for “Hurley’s Pub.”

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Mini glass beer boots were used for the escort card display. Guests were asked, “If you’re a pair find your boot to share. If you’re single use yours to mingle.” Too fun!

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One of our favorite moments of the night was when the bridal party made their grand entrance. After everyone was announced they stopped by the bartender, who had shots waiting for them, where they all raised their glasses before going bottom’s up! Way to get the party started!

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The peacocks were out in full force for the wedding- as seen above! The Brightly Designed gals repurposed  C+J’s cute rsvp postcards and strung them with ribbon and hearts to make a killer sweetheart table backdrop for the couple. Gathered vintage items were used as table number holders which were an eclectic mix of wooden numbers and paper printed numbers.

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In lieu of a traditional wedding cake, the couple and their guests got their sweet fix with a bundt wedding cake from Nothing Bundt Cakes and donuts from VG Bakery. Mmmm! Our kind of desserts!

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The guests had a blast drinking & dancing into the night! Congratulations & thanks again to Candice & John for letting us be a part of  your special day. HUGE thank-you to two other love birds, Suzanne & Mike from Shewanders for capturing every detail so perfectly, being so fun to work with, and sharing these lovely images!

Friday Feature: Root 75

So excited to shine a spotlight on the breathtakingly beautiful work of local San Diego event florist and boutique, Root 75!

 If that name sounds familiar to you it’s probably because you saw their handiwork a couple of weeks ago on that lil ole wedding blog Style Me Pretty! Katherine really outdid herself on all of the stunning florals for their sweet Coronado wedding that was recently featured. See below for the gorgeous proof in pictures!

Although the Root 75 shop is a relatively new fixture in Coronado, Katherine has been arranging event florals for 10 years. It really shows too- each creation is a little work of art with every branch and blossom perfectly placed.

The bride’s and bridesmaid’s bouquets are some of my all time faves! Love how all of the arrangements and bouquets are slightly different, but still go together so beautifully.

The little unexpected touches that Katherine incorporates is what makes us fall in love with every creation that comes out of Root 75. And all of that wonderful texture! Never a boring bouquet from them.

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Not to mention the incredibly dreamy and romantic look and feel all of their flowers embody……

Dying over these soft ballet hues. They look like they belong in a Degas painting…

Before we met Katherine at her and Kristy’s shop, we read their about us and were immeadiately thrilled to meet! Seriously, it’s hilarious. And Katherine did not dissapoint. She is so warm and inviting, you honestly feel like you’ve known her for ages after one visit! Plus, gotta admit I had a little bit of a girl crush on her outfit. She looked like she stepped straight out of a Jenna Lyons- styled to perfection- J Crew catalog. Gorgeous and effortless just like the shop!

If you’re in the San Diego area it seriously can’t be missed! Every shelf and ladder is filled with covetable items. From Orange & Park prints, to funky votives, and the cutest mercury glass bottles you ever did see- you will want to leave with everything.

Wish you could score some of their flowers!? We’ve seen them have multiple giveaways on their facebook page! They deliver them to the lucky winners…….

On that note, we leave you with some heavenly close-ups of the florals that come out of this shop everyday! So excited and honored to have multiple weddings with Root 75 coming up this year! Lucky us!