Modern-Organic Wedding at The Colony House: Kristina + Oliver

Colony House Wedding

Modern-organic is one of our new favorite wedding themes. What could be better than an amazing, clean-lined open venue space (in this case The Colony House in Anaheim, California ) decorated with the lushest of flowers + greenery? At this moment, it’s hard to come up with a single thing! White Lilac Inc, the genius floral company todays bride, Kristina, works with, decked out the space with so much beauty, it’s hard to believe it were even possible. Trust us, you’ll just have to see for yourself. But before we dive right into the images (captured perfectly by Matthew Morgan), let’s hear a bit more about the inspiration behind the day from Kristina:

Oliver and I love to hike and climb and camp and just be outside together so I wanted our wedding day to reflect what we loved to do as a couple. I love the look of lush greenery (copious and gluttonous amounts of greenery) and just touches of florals, the mix of masculine and feminine. From there I gave White Lilac a lot of freedom to design something special for us. I knew there would be a lot of greenery but they kept the rest of it a surprise until we walked in that day. It was overwhelming how beautiful everything came out and how much it felt like “us” when we walked in.

Truvelle Wedding Dress

white bouquet

K’s white + green bouquet is so classically lovely. But friends, that’s just the start! Wait, ’til you see the reception space…

navy bridesmaids

navy flower crown flower girls

navy flower crown flower girls

Colony House Wedding

Colony House Wedding

Truvelle Wedding Dress

groomsmen

tux

A stylish duo indeed: Kristina wore Truvelle + Oliver donned Black by Vera Wang.

Colony House Wedding

striped bouquet ribbon

Colony House Wedding

ribbon and greenery chandelier

garland aisle decor

ribbon and greenery chandelier

ribbon and greenery chandelier

Our Musicial Choices

Processional: Where is my Mind – Maxence Cyrin (Pixies cover)

Recessional: Your Love Keeps Lifting Me (Higher and Higher) – Jackie Wilson

First Dance: Everlasting Light – The Black Keys

Colony House Wedding

Colony House Wedding

Colony House Wedding

Colony House Wedding

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Our most memorable moment was during our ceremony. Our pastor had us each submit to him, separately and privately, before the wedding day the reasons why we loved the other person. He read off what we each wrote about the other person when we took our vows. So much of our wedding felt like a group affair; it was about us, but it was also about our family and friends and everyone else it took to pull off our wedding, but that was our moment. That was the moment where nobody else existed and it was just about the two of us.

Colony House Wedding

Colony House Wedding

ribbon and greenery chandelier

green reception florals

green reception florals

white peonies

candlelit reception

greenery head table

Jaws must have seriously dropped when this well-designed reception was seen for the first time! (And aren’t those farmhouse tables by Signature Party Rentals a perfect fit?)

candlelit reception

ribbon and greenery chandelier

Colony House Wedding

Colony House Wedding

K + O’s film below by Boffo Video is a definite must-see!

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Be sure to take time off during the planning process to enjoy each other. Go on dates, do normal things, take time off from talking about the wedding. It’s really easy to allow yourself to become consumed with the planning that you forget the reason for the wedding in the first place. Being able to take a step back and breathe in the phase that we were in allowed us to keep our sanity and helped keep us grounded.

photography: Matthew Morgan // second shooter: Jason Meintjes // venue: The Colony House Anaheim, California // event design + florals: White Lilac Inc // day of coordination: Avalon Wade // wedding dress: Truvelle // hairpiece comb: Twigs and Honey // shoes: Steve Madden // bridesmaid dresses: Various, chosen by bridesmaids // hair + makeup: Beauty and the Beach // groom suit: Black by Vera Wang // videography: Boffo Video // paper goods: Wedding Paper Divas // catering: 24 Carrots //cake: Sweet and Saucy // rentals: Farmhouse Tables from Signature Party Rentals // linens: La Tavola //  officiant: Jim Glynn // lighting: Elevated Pulse

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