Outdoor California Wedding with Creative Florals: Alyssa + Ben

yellow bouquet

Alyssa + Ben wanted their wedding to represent their laid-back style without losing the look and feel of an elegant wedding so they hired Constance Curtis Events to help them design + plan their perfect day. One of my favorite details from their wedding is their ceremony design. They hung rain chains they took from Ben’s parents house from a tree and JL Designs and Events fill them with flowers. So pretty! Thanks so much to Aaron Young Photography for the photos and congrats to Alyssa + Ben!

crystal hair piece

bride and groom

grooms wearing bow tie

yellow bouquet

bridesmaids wearing teal

bridesmaids wearing teal

groomsmen wearing black bow ties

hanging plants ceremony

hanging plants ceremony

outdoor ceremony

Our Musical Choices

Processional: That Dress Looks Nice on You – Suljan Stevens

Recessional: More than a Feeling – Boston

First Dance: As the Little Things Go – the Appleseed Cast

ring bearer wearing saddle shoes

hanging potted flowers ceremony

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

The most memorable moment of our wedding day was saying our vows (which we wrote) to each other with the ocean and our families in the background.

hanging potted flowers ceremony

wooden place card holes holders

outdoor wedding lounge area

outdoor reception

yellow florals

orange and yellow centerpieces

orange and yellow centerpieces


All of the paper accessories (menus, dessert cards, escort cards) were hand painted by Momental Designs.

etched design wedding plates

outdoor lounge area wedding

hanging chandelier wedding

outdoor lounge area wedding


For the dance part of the reception, they filled a 60 foot clear round tent with vintage furniture from Found Rentals that surrounded a white round dance floor. I love that the entrance to the tent had vintage doors to the tent!

outdoor lounge area wedding

dessert bar

dessert bar

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

Get a wedding planner!!! I'm serious! Best. Decision. Ever. And also, don't fret about the small stuff, i.e. forgetting to do one minor thing the day of, etc. Just enjoy every part and live in the moment!

photography: Aaron Young Photography // venue: York Property // event design + planning: Constance Curtis Events // floral design: JL Designs and Events // wedding dress: Elegant Bride in Dublin, Ohio // shoes: Toms // bridesmaid dresses: Pronovias // hair + makeup: ten.eleven makeup // groom suit: J.Crew // invitations + paper goods: Momental Designs // catering: 24 carrots // cake: My Sweet and Saucy // ceremony music: Elegant Music // reception music: Hey Mr. DJ // rentals: Classic Party Rentals in El Segundo, CA // vintage rentals: Found Rentals // vintage cake plates: Casa De Perrin

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