Jeanne and Cody’s elegant wedding at Terra Madre Gardens was full of DIY details and heartfelt moments. Inspired by the magical ambience of the San Diego garden venue, the couple chose a simple, rustic vibe and a pretty palette of blues, grays, and greens for their decor. They used a simple wooden arch backdrop and wine barrel tables to set the stage for an intimate vow exchange. Then they had a picnic style reception under a canopy of twinkle lights that featured both an impressive donut stand and a cozy fire pit for s’mores. The bride looked absolutely lovely in a lace BHLDN gown and half-up hairdo accented with baby’s breath. Corinne Alexandra Photo did a beautiful job capturing every moment of this wedding, especially the couple’s sweet sunset portraits through the garden!
Jeanne and Cody
Terra Madre Gardens, San Diego, California
I wanted everything to be magical and whimsical. I felt like a fairy in my BHLDN dress, and it was exactly what I had always dreamed of! My favorite part of the dress was the back with the lace and the buttons. Our bridesmaids wore long gray tulle dresses. We had two different styles in the same color and material to ensure everyone was comfortable and felt confident and beautiful. It was my goal to have everyone feeling as beautiful I as did!
Almost everything at our wedding we made or had made. We created the invitations using an online template then printed and assembled them together. We saved wine bottles for months and spray painted them. One of our bridesmaids made every chalkboard sign we had at our wedding from parking to reserved seating to bar signs. Another one of our bridesmaids made our photo booth with tulle and paper cones, which was so simple and beautiful. Even our donut wall was handmade by one of our good friends!
We gave out some coffee as wedding favors. Cody owns his own coffee roasting company and we thought it would be a great opportunity to make our wedding more personal.
The Wedding Team:
Photography – Corinne Alexandra Photo
Event Planning – Events with Laura
Event Setup – Christy Berkhouse Designs
Venue – Terra Madre Gardens
Floral Design – Woven Floral Design
Catering – Simply Fresh
Officiant – Andrew Bennett
DJ and Live Music – Muzzii Events
Makeup Artist – Menter Artistry
Wedding Dress – BHLDN
Bridesmaids’ Apparel – RenzRags
Groom and Groomsmen’s Apparel – Men’s Wearhouse
Rings – Unicorn Jewelry
Rentals – Platinum Event Rentals
Favors – Sons of Liberty Coffee Co.
Congratulations to Jeanne and Cody, and a huge thanks to Corinne Alexandra Photo for sharing these gorgeous wedding photos with us! Looking for more garden wedding inspiration? Check out this utterly romantic Hawaiian wedding at Moli’i Gardens at Kualoa Ranch!