A Romantic California Wedding: Carly + David

This wedding screams romance to me – and I just love it! Carly is a true romantic, so Amorology wanted Carly + David’s summer wedding to be very soft and reflect the love the couple share for one another. They framed sweet quotes that Carly + David say to each other (“I love you to the moon and back”), as well as favorite romantic lyrics (“Love Me Tender”), and placed them among the guests’ dining tables. They also incorporated some Carly-isms wherever they could! “Bless your heart” was used on the drink flags and “Goodness gracious” was on the pie table. This really helped set the vibe, as well as the soft floral arrangements Twigg Botanicals created. Carly also loves the eclectic look, so they rented a bunch of vintage chairs from Archive Vintage Rentals for the guests’s tables, so that each table had a different look. This look was also carried over to the lounge area, which had mismatched furniture and pillows. Thanks so much to Jessica Claire for the super lovely photos!

pink bouquet

bride getting ready

bow bracelet

bridesmaids in skirts

groomsmen with pink ties

church wedding

bride and groom

bridal party

bride and groom

bride and groom in field

LOVE that photo above. Timeless romance, right?!

wedding sign

bar of soap wedding favor

It was really important to Carly + David to have an aspect of the wedding be interactive for the guests, so Amorology found a great silhouette artist that cut silhouettes by hand for all of the guests. Each guest received two silhouettes, one that they took home, and another that they left behind for the couple. They displayed the silhouettes on a table through out the night and the guests had a blast trying to guess each other’s!

pastel centerpieces

vineyard wedding

From Amorology, As soon as Carly told us that her colors were oatmeal + blush, we began thinking up different ways we could weave the use of oatmeal through out the wedding – besides just the color palette! From floral centerpieces with oats at the bottom, to favors, to the oatmeal toss that showered the happy couple as they exited, we subtly incorporated oats wherever we could. Our favorite was indeed the oatmeal toss, where we handed guests tiny envelopes that read “Oat to Joy!” For the favors, the couple purchased oatmeal soaps that we wrapped in custom coordinating floral fabrics. These sat at each place-setting and greeted guests with a fun tag that read “Scrub a dub dub, thanks for showering us with your love!”

bar of soap wedding favor

wedding lounge area

dessert bar

dessert bar

wedding pie

ombre wedding favors

wedding reception dancing

bride and groom first dance

bride and groom exit

Love all the personal details that were so unique to Carly + David. Amorology always does such an amazing job with that! Every wedding of theirs is so unique. Congrats to Carly + David on your magical day!

photography: Jessica Claire // event design + planning: Amorology // ceremony: Newport LDS temple // reception venue: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course, Mission Viejo, CA // music: Hit it music // floral design: Twigg Botanicals // rentals: Town & Country Event and Archive Vintage Rentals // lighting: Shine Lighting // wedding dress: custom made by Nancy Barrus at Avenia Bridal // hair + makeup: Swell Beauty // videographer: Benny Ek // Silhouette Artist: Nancie (714-771-8445) // paper elements: Brightly Designed // linens:la tavola

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  1. OMG this wedding is soooo sweet!

  2. the sweetest wedding ever! love it!:)

  3. This wedding is incredible. Her dress is DIVINE, i love all the DIY and vintage touches. Completely gorgeous.

  4. I love how feminine feel of this wedding

  5. So many adorable touches. Love the guys’ shirts and ties! Love the variety of chairs, the scrub-a-dub-dub favors, the color palette, the soft and feminine details…oh in LOVE with this wedding design!!

    The French Bouquet: European Wedding Floral Design

  6. Adore it! Her dress, smile and personality just shines through the wedding.

  7. Wow… this wedding is adorable. Love all the details!

  8. i LOOOOOOOOOOVE her dress!!!!

    these pictures are gorgeous, love it all!

  9. I love how people are using furniture from their homes or thrift stores to use as guest book tables, cake tables, etc. It is so cute!

  10. I love the couples style! and jessica claire is one of my favorite photographers. always something magical about her images.

  11. Can someone tell me how/where to find those old fashioned string lights used at the reception? They will be perfect for my barnstyle wedding but cant seem to track them down. Thanks!

  12. This wedding is really beautiful! I love the classy style of the dress. Great photos.

  13. This is absolutely darling! And that dessert table, too die for! And the florals, uughh love it all! And I’m not a huge fan of pink either :]

  14. I love it. I love it. I love it. Every last detail. I love the mix & match chairs. Fantastic. And I love all the vintage details. And I love the color scheme. It’s just lovely!!!

  15. love love the lace detail and big bow on her gown!

  16. This wedding is just SO lovely! Everything is beautiful! I especially love the bride’s style! Any ideas where the gorgeous bracelet is from? :)

  17. Love love love this wedding! The details are fantastic!

  18. I love the bride’s dress AND the outfit she left the wedding in. I want it!! AND the mini pies too- so cute and fun! Love the images Jessica!

  19. adorable! the lighting is amazing and all of the detail… fabulous! what a cute wedding.

  20. I love the silhouette idea, super cute. I love the color pallet, mismatch chairs, and sweet table.

  21. Where is this dress from???? It is so hard find a dress with sleeves!

  22. holy cow. beautiful wedding. so lovely and dreamy. and the skirt of her dress! a dream wedding :)

  23. I love this whole post! What excellent and complementary colors blush and oatmeal are. The vintage touches are priceless and I love, love, LOVE her dress…any idea as to where/whom she bought it? Thanks!

  24. Love that floral tie. All the details are so sweet.

  25. Amorology does it again! what a lovely wedding. Loved the florals and the vintage aspects. Loved the seating and the shot of the venue with the tables and lighting. Gorg photography!! congrats to the couple. xo

  26. This dessert bar is amazing!!!

  27. What a dreamy wedding! The groom’s orange shirt is killer and the wonderful details go on forever. Wonderful.

  28. I love all the women’s clothing in this wedding. Love the sleeves! So nice not to see chests hanging out, sagging over the sides of dresses, etc. etc. Fresh, fresh, fresh and so appealing. Hoorah for sleeves and gorgeous, well-groomed, well-dressed ladies.

  29. 甜点好可爱的,喜欢!

  30. Emily… I had the same question WHERE did she get that dress!!!???? I want a dress with sleeves and they are impossible to find. She looks gorgeous!

  31. Her dress I believe was custom made, here is a link to the bride’s blog where she wrote about it http://carlytobler.blogspot.com/2011/09/dress.html

    I found it bc I too was in love with it!!! :)

  32. I love it! I love everything amorology does, but this is definitely one of my favorites. The flowers, the color scheme, and I love, love, love the You’ve Got Mail quotes!!

  33. Wow, this is totally romantic, really beautiful wedding and so well captured. Totally loving the shot looking through the grass with her resting her head on his shoulder. Fantastic!

  34. Beautiful wedding…i all love the details shot! Lovely couple also.

  35. Oh wow, this is amazing! I love the thumbnail photo, the one in the field with her back turned. Jen you’re absolutely right- timeless romance! All the details are totally swoon-worthy. That soap? I love it!! So perfect! And her dress is absolutely gorgeous. I love the furniture accents, especially the wooden trunk. Everything goes so well together!

  36. What a beautiful wedding! How much does it cost to rent those chairs?

  37. I am so in love with this color pallet, and even more obsessed with how oats were so perfectly incorporated through the day. Absolutely STUNNING!

  38. The brides dress, the colours, the flowers, the finishing touches…it is all just so so pretty!

  39. Amazing wedding! I love all the details and the photography is awesome!

  40. Here’s a peek at some of Carly & David’s video http://vimeo.com/34521382


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