A Romantic Wedding with a Pink Wedding Dress: Lauren + Dan

pink wedding dress

Happy Monday lovelies! So much prettiness lined up for this week and we are starting it all off with this sweet + romantic wedding – with a pink wedding dress! Perfect for Valentine’s Day week, right? :) Lauren is an English teacher, so they thought an overarching love story theme would be perfect for their wedding. Each table was named after a different novel, and the favors were bookmarks with an ee cummings quote. During the ceremony they even read ee cummings’ poem. “I carry your heart with me.” This poem was actually chosen by Lauren’s 6th grade class as the poem that best captured the spirit of love and they even surprised Lauren on her wedding day with a copy of the poem with all of their signatures – how sweet! :) There was some rain on their wedding day, but Lauren said she loved “when it rained because it made our wedding feel even more like a house party and less like a scripted event.” Big congrats to Lauren + Dan and thanks so much to Mi belle photography for the gorgeous photos!

heart wedding decor

pink wedding dress

pink wedding dress

first look

pink wedding dress

lavender plants

pink wedding dress

We used Buffalo Springfield’s “Kind Woman” as my bridal march and “January Wedding” by the Avett Brothers for the processional. Our first dance was “Lucky” by Jason Mraz. 

outdoor ceremony

outdoor ceremony

Since Dan is Jewish + Lauren is Catholic, they incorporated the Irish blessing/unity candle for Lauren and the chuppah and breaking of the glass for Dan!

pink wedding dress

white bridal party

Our bridesmaids and groomsmen got to choose their own white dress or gray suit (respectively).

pink wedding dress

pink wedding dress

pink wedding dress

escort cards

pink centerpieces, burlap tablecloth

We had Spanish-style food to fit the early California vibe of the house. There were pitchers of sangria on every table, which we used for toasts instead of champagne. We also had two signature cocktails: the “Dan” was a whiskey drink, and the “Lauren” was a vodka one.

pink centerpieces, burlap tablecloth

outdoor reception

pink centerpieces, burlap tablecloth

outdoor reception

outdoor reception

photography: Mi belle photography // venue: Rancho del Diablo Dormido // florist: Dandelion Ranch // catering: Cornucopia Caterers  // dj: Dave Dolphin // make-up: Page Mahan // hair: Rachael Portner // officiant: Andrea Bear // dress: Ralph Lauren runway dress from Spring 2011 // invitations: Madeleine Lapke // coordinator: Dana Gabriel  // bridal accessories: ShopBop

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  1. Beautiful couple and settings – not to mention that dress; divine! :-)

  2. Such beautiful details! Love the soft pink dress and white bridesmaids. Great post!

    ~ jillian
    MOSS Floral

  3. Soft, feminine and romantic are the three words that pop into my mind as I look over this wedding. Such a beautiful wedding and the bride looked more than radiant

  4. Hi! This is Lauren (the bride. :) Thank you for all the positive feedback – it truly means the world. Thank you as well to greenweddingshoes for the sweet recognition of our wedding. I used this website when I was planning the event, so it’s kind of a dream come true to be on it!

  5. Lauren and Dan are a beautiful couple and we are thrilled that their wedding is featured today! Thanks Green Wedding Shoes!

  6. What a sweet, sweet wedding! I love the work at the bottom of her dress; such a gorgeous gown. And her hair looks AMAZING.

  7. really love how that soft pink dress suited that beautiful pale and blond bride. just perfect and different!

  8. This is so Beautiful, makes me want to get married every year….to my hubby of course!! x

  9. Hi Lauren — I love what you’re wearing around your head, though it’s a little hard to see. Can you share any details about it or a close up photo? Thanks! Jesse

  10. a more than ever gorgeous gown!

  11. holy cow, so pretty. so romantic :) and i love that the girls wore white since you wore pink- that looks so pretty! congratulations :)

  12. Wow, truly gorgeous! I love the pale pinks against the burlap runners with the gorgeous flowers arrangments. Btw, that pink dress is AMAZING! I am seriously changing my mind about coloured dresses.

  13. This wedding is truely a real love story as ia reflected in the pictures. Dan and Lauren’s love for each other just radiates through-so romantic. A gorgeous wedding!!!

  14. Her dress is gorgeous! I always loved a non-white wedding dress!

    And that last photo set is so precious!

  15. Lauren and Dan are such a beautiful couple and everything about that day was beautiful…. the dress, the flowers, the tables, every little detail. JUST PERFECT!! Thanks to greenweddingshoes for sharing their special day!!!

  16. I love how they were able to capture the rustic with the romantic-burlap and lace, chicken coop and love stories.
    The bride looked stunning in her elegant pink dress. Such a beautiful wedding!!!!
    A perfect post for Valentines Day.

  17. Great backdrop for the portrait session. Awesome details photography!

  18. The dress is exquisite! Please tell me where you found it. I know it’s from last years Spring collection. I have searched the web until I’m blind!

  19. Absolutely beautiful! I love this venue

  20. I have been searching high and low for that dress! Help?!!!!

  21. i love this venue this wedding is beautiful love story as reflected in these pictures. Dan and Lauren make there marriage ceremony unforgeable .


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