Colorful California Wedding Inspiration

California poppy inspiration

When we heard about the fun theme the team dreamed up for today’s colorful styled shoot, we were intrigued to say the least. They So Loved Events, Allyson Wiley Photography, and PoppyStone Floral Design wanted to merge all the things they love about Northern + Southern California – the rustic-vintage vibe of the rolling hills + sprawling vineyards of NorCal and the cool + casual bohemian feel of the desert-y southland. As dwellers + lovers of California ourselves, we were excited to see where the ladies would take their ideas. And what they created is a beautiful environment, flush with clever DIY details and a unique style that could work in just about any setting, California or not!

ombre invitation

red dress

vintage car

vintage car

vintage car


How gorgeous is that vintage-inspired red lace dress? So perfect for such a bright + punchy shoot!

red dress

boutonniere

gem place cards


Such cool ombre geode escort cards created by Three Little Words!

orange chairs

candles

California poppy inspiration


From Stacy of They So Loved EventsWe let the space help to inspire deign and that certainly involved saturated colors with a heavy emphasis on orange and teal. The centerpiece for the dinner table was a DIY wooden dowel and Styrofoam sculpture that had poppies poking out of just about every opening.

striped napkin

colored charger

California poppy inspiration

geometric centerpiece

California poppy inspiration

California poppy inspiration

peg board beverage bar


For food and drinks we created a “lemonade pairing bar” where three different types of desserts were paired with three different types of lemonade. Perfect for staying hydrated and happy in the glowing California sun. Although the beautiful food can instantly grab your attention, there’s no way you can miss the real showstopper, which is the eight-foot by four-foot custom designed and DIY’ed pegboard backdrop. Over 2,000 hand painted golf tees were used to create this one of a kind piece.

peg board beverage bar

beverages

peg board beverage bar

dessert shots

desserts

peg board beverage bar

poppy bouquet

poppy bouquet


And love the fun film by Edge Fog, too!


Bravo, team! You’ve totally captured the vibes of both Northern + Southern California beautifully! Thank you for sharing your creativity with us today!

photography: Allyson Wiley // venue: Redwood Hill Gardens Sebastopol, California // planning, design + DIY’s (chargers, napkins, dowel + styrofoam centerpiece, bar backdrop) : They So Loved Events // florals: PoppyStone Floral Design // catering: Waunderlust Catering // hair + makeup: Artistry by Danika // car: DB Autosportif // stationery: Three Little Words // videography: Edge Fog Films // wedding dress: Claire La Faye // bridal headpiece: Bliss Bridal & Black Tie // party dress: For Love & Lemons // wine: Jed Wines // california shapes: Oh So Antsy // chairs: Passion Décor Furniture // rentals: Wine Country Party

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Comments

  1. Thanks for having us Jen! So excited to be sharing this colorful shoot with all your creative brides!

  2. I really love the colors in this shoot. The bar is beautiful as well. Very nicely done!

  3. What a treat to have my work (makeup & hair) on your wonderful blog today! Thanks Green Wedding Shoes!!
    Xo
    Danika

  4. How colorful the place is, and the bride is so beautiful in the colorful dress.

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