Real Wedding: Lauren + Jeff’s Whimsical Fun Wedding

There are so many things I love about this wedding – the fun collection of bridesmaids dresses, the gorgeous ceremony space created of paper flowers + pinwheels, the kite guestbook, I could go on! Lauren is a fellow Green Wedding Shoes reader and found lots of ideas here, so I’m super excited to share her wedding today. From Lauren, I always knew I wanted a colorful, whimsical wedding.  I had collected A LOT of inspiration from GWS and other wedding blogs.  Jesi Haack took all of my ideas to the next level! Thanks to Ashley Rose Photography for the gorgeous photos!

whimsical kite wedding

bridesmaids non matching dresses

wedding with paper arch alterscape

pinwheels wedding ceremony

paper flowers pinwheels wedding ceremony

Most memorable moment of your wedding day? Walking down the isle was my favorite moment of the day.  Jesi turned the ceremony space into a magical fairy land.  Walking into that beautiful space towards the love of my life was the most amazing moment of my life.  Also, Jeff and I picked music that really meant something to us.  I walked down the isle to “Sweet Disposition” by The Temper Trap.  It was so much more meaningful than walking to some classical music that the DJ picked.  And it was fun!

paper flowers alterscape ceremony

wedding paper planes winery

kite wedding invitation

whimsical wedding reception

kite wedding guest book

dessert table balloons pinwheel cake

Music and food are really important to me and my husband.  We put so much thought into the music that was played and I am so glad we did because our guests really noticed.  I had known from the start I didn’t want to get married somewhere that was going to serve my guests banquet food.  Monrose made fried chicken, baked beans, corn bread and mac n cheese.  There was also a slider and french fry station.  Our guests were raving about the food for days!

wedding horn blowers

wedding vineyard

Any advice for those planning now? Hire a wedding planner.  NO.  Hire JESI HAACK to be your wedding planner.  I was so calm the morning of my wedding because I knew I had an amazing person I trusted to take care of absolutely everything.

Stunning wedding you guys! So fun and love the creativity of your day. Congrats to Lauren + Jeff!

Photography: Ashley Rose
Venue: Chateau Le Dome at Saddlerock Ranch
Wedding Dress: Cymbeline Paris
Hair and Makeup: Heather Donahue (Guy Matthew’s Salon in Agoura)
Bridesmaid Dress: all the girls picked their own (Maid of Honor’s is Betsey Johnson)
Hairpieces: Custom made by Jesi Haack
Groom Suit: Tommy Hilfiger, Ties: Countess Mara from
Cinematography: Doug Traer
Event Design + Planner: Jesi Haack
Floral Design: JL Designs
Invitations/Paper Goods: Posh Paperie
Cake/Dessert Table: Sweet and Saucy
Music: Epic Entertainment
Catering: Monrose Catering

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  1. Oh how I lurve me a super fun wedding! I’m obsessing over that altar, the balloons, the centerpieces and, of course, the dessert table. They’re all so unique and colorful.

  2. Those bridesmaid dresses are all awesome! And the photography is gorgeous, love the colors and the light.

  3. Wow – I can’t get over the flowers. They’re completely stunning!


    All this is Grace and Charm

  4. jesi haack is a magical genius. loved what she did with this wedding! amazing.

  5. love the floral aisle runner & that alter is so fun!!

  6. WOW! So many fun and amazing details – love the aisle runner and the alter. Her bouquet is just gorgeous and the kite tails are the cutest ever!!


  7. What a beautiful wedding! LOVE the mismatchy bridesmaid dresses! Gorgeous scenery, adorable aisle runner – what a fun day!

  8. Amazing wedding!!! I adore all the pinwheel & kite details. I love the different bridesmaid dresses. Very cool!!!!!!

  9. love it! especially because i know lauren and my SIL was one of the bridesmaids! great job jesi! lauren, you look gorgeous!

  10. Wow Jesi, you is awesome. great work

  11. This wedding is whimsical done right, so fun and pretty! Love it!


  12. This has to be one of the most spectacular weddings I have ever seen! It looks so fun and whimsical but so classy at the same time.

  13. WOWZERS! Way to knock this wedding out of the ball park! Killer job, Jesi! Congrats to Lauren & Jeff!

  14. Love the paper flowers, pinwheels and balloons! Jesi – the flowers Looks familiar =)

  15. I can’t get over that incredible ceremony arch. It is out of this world amazing!!!

  16. So creative! Jesi, you “put your foot” in this one! Great job!

  17. Jesi Haack is incredible! Holy gorgeousness! Stunning and fun – love it!

  18. what a fantastical wedding!

  19. WOW, this wedding made me smile ear to ear.
    everything about it is so fun, happy & filled with love. balloons with the dessert table rock. bouquets are gorgeous. ceremony decor was so fun & different than anything i’ve seen. bravo!

  20. I absolutely love the idea of having the bridesmaid each wear different, yet coordinating dresses. That was a nice touch. I also love how the grooms’ personality shines though by wearing tennis shoes.

  21. I love this wedding! Gorgeous! The pin wheels are so sweet and fun.

  22. thanks jen! one of my personal faves this year :) HUGE shout out to jesi for her crazy vision and to mel and ashley for SOOOO coming through on their ends!! love these ladies!!! xoxo, c

  23. so fabulicious and creative! i dig it!

  24. THANK YOU all so much for the compliments and encouragement!! WOW! And Jenn, I couldn’t imagine a more PERFECT place for this wedding to be showcased. Thank you! We definitely had a DREAM TEAM create this magical one! Such amazing girls JL Designs, Ashley Rose, Posh Paperie and Sweet and Saucy. Couldn’t have been so amazing without them!!!!!

  25. This is such a spectacular wedding! I love that you put so much thought into the details, especially the music choices. I’ve been looking for music for months and it seems like you did the same thing I’m looking for. Would it be possible to see what your playlists were?

    Amber Collins

  26. Wow, must be my lucky week to have to features on your blog in one week! Thank you so much! All the girls on board for this wedding were amazing & I love working with them! Jesi definitely blew me away with her vision!

  27. Oh wow, I love this! I especially love the fun bridesmaid dresses. Such fantastic colours!

    x Jasmine

  28. I love the fact that you had pinwheels all over the place,such great decor!I love the dessert table as well, so temptingly sweet!!!

  29. I love how this wedding blends elements of childlike fantasy with chic electic. The food, the kites, the blowouts, the pinwheels.. all work together beautifully with the chic soho type look.

  30. I agree the flowers are stunning! I actually love the table layout including the balloons! I love when everyone is happy at a wedding. The memories are to last a life time. Congrats to the bride and groom, matter of fact everyone involved! Beautiful pictures!

  31. These are the best weddings – when they just have fun, it should be the best day of your life and yet people still get very stressed and up tight and do not enjoy the day..


  32. This wedding is like a birthday party…I LOVE it!

  33. Gorgeous! I love the maid of honor’s Betsey dress! Anyone know the style?

  34. I really dig the pinwheels everywhere!!! Who would have thought! Great imagination and creativity! It’s so fun and whimsical I wish that I had been there to see it all in person! Fabulous!

  35. Great colours!!! I love the baloon effect.. it gave superb impact! Nice work.

  36. Thanks for all of the wedding love!! So honored and excited to be on my favorite blog!!!

  37. Oh my!!! i love it all! the flowers! and all the paper pinwheels!! the kite!! the colors! so fun!

  38. This wedding is amazing. I’ve seen hundreds of weddings.. and this one was AWESOME! I’m a huge sucker for colorful paper!

  39. OMG this wedding is amazing! I love the combination of the paper flowers, the kites and the pinwheels. It looks like so much fun!

  40. I would like to have such a beautiful and romantic wedding!

  41. Very inspiring, the color combination is simply gorgeous.

  42. so creative! I love this wedding

  43. Hi! Lovely site!!! I included your beautiful image, a credit to you and Ashley Rose Photography, and a link to both sites in my recent blog post about paper flowers.
    Please let me know if you wish for me to remove your image.
    Thank you and have a great day!!

  44. Great photos! Love the creative desig!

  45. I’m getting married May 2013 in NJ and would love to include some off those giant paper flowers hanging from the middle of the alter! Anyone know how to make them or is there a tutorial?

  46. What a great wedding location. Brilliantly captured by the wedding photographer.

  47. I just love the coloring in these pics!


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