Today’s Real Wedding is a complete and total knock-out! Jennifer and Matt were married in June at the absolutely breathtaking new Orange County wedding venue The Resort at Pelican Hill, and to help them bring their creative vision to life they worked with Mindy Weiss and her team , along with a roster of wedding professionals that would make any girl (especially this girl) weep with joy. Jay Lawrence Goldman photographed every special detail, Kate Holt of Flowerwild created spectacular floral decor, Elysium Productions filmed the celebration, Laura Hooper Calligraphy designed the vintage style letterpress invitations, there was fashion from Monique Lhuillier, Shoshanna, Phillip Lim and Ermenegildo Zegna… (sigh) the list goes on and on!
Their wedding ceremony was highly personalized, and started off as Jennifer walked down to an acoustic version of Here Comes the Sun. Jennifer and Matt wrote their own vows, and there were readings from The Velveteen Rabbit and a Bob Dylan song. To bless the wedding rings, they asked their brothers and sisters to surround them in a semi-circle to pass along their good fortune as happily married couples. Matts cousin, a priest, gave a reflection, and flower petals were joyfully thrown as the couple made their way back up the aisle.
Using a color palette of soft teal, peach, metallic rose gold and a bright pop of orange, the beauty of Pelican Hill was taken to a whole new level! These colors and a romantic vintage-yet-modern style was woven throughout every creative decor item. The invitations, programs, menus, calligraphy, and table cards were teal, peach and metallic, and Jennifer added an extra special touch by writing personal notes to each guest inside their escort cards. The bridesmaids wore metallic and peach floral dresses. The flowers arrangements were peach and were held in vintage metallic and stone containers, and the rustic farm tables at the wedding reception were covered in blue linen tablecloths and an abundance of small oranges to create simply lovely tablescapes!
After a cocktail hour, the reception continued with dinner, sentimental toasts by family and friends, a dessert table filled with multiple wedding cakes (I love those rustic stone cake stands!) a night of dancing with the band, and an after party full of fun. Gorgeous!
Thank you so very much for sharing your wedding day with us Jennifer and Matt!
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