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

Interested in advertising with us?

for our current rates!


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

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

  3. so creative! I love this wedding

  4. 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!!

  5. Great photos! Love the creative desig!

  6. 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?

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

  8. I just love the coloring in these pics!


  1. […] just stumbled upon this on green wedding shoes blog, and got excited to see it because we have been making paper flowers at Pink Twig for the last […]

  2. […] a fun guestbook: a kite with hand written messages on the tail, from Green Wedding Shoes by Ashley Rose PhotographyLove this invitation suite from Etsy Seller […]

  3. […] yours!Sources: 1. & 2. Mini Flag Garland Altar via 100 Layer Cake  3. Pinwheel Altar via Green Wedding Shoes 4. Wood Altar via 100 Layer Cake Sources: 1. & 2. Fiesta Theme Altar 3. Penant Flags Altar […]

  4. […] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. No tags. QBM: When All Is Said & […]

  5. […] via Green Wedding Shoes / photo by Ashley Rose […]

  6. […] via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Ashley Rose […]

  7. […] over your ceremony location. Or, use pinwheels as aisle markers. Ashley Rose Photography via Green Wedding Shoes | […]

  8. […] Escort Cards: Wedding Chicks Bride and Groom with Kite: Delightfully Engaged Invitations and Cake: Green Wedding Shoes Milk Glasses: Caroline Tran Paper Kites: Matt & Kelin’s Wedding Site Come Fly Away […]

  9. […] 1: Oversized floral paper arch via Green Wedding […]

  10. […] 1: Image via Mrs. Trail Mix 2: Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photos by Ashley Rose Photography; 3: Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Beaux Arts […]

  11. […]  Pinwheels, Kites, & Flowers {Green Wedding Shoes} […]

  12. […] 1: Image via Mrs. Trail Mix 2: Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photos by Ashley Rose Photography; 3: Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Beaux Arts […]

  13. […] via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Ashley Rose […]

  14. […] via Green Wedding Shoes / Photo by Ashley Rose […]

  15. […] photographic glory goes to: Ashley Rose Photography via Green Wedding Shoes , Yellow hued wedding via delightfully engaged and Offbeat Bride, Free Kite invitation printable […]

  16. […] wedding showcased on Green Wedding Shoes. Otherwise known as the most viral wedding post since THIS arch below. Which just so happened to also be on Green Wedding Shoes. (Talk about your monopoly on […]

  17. […] 1: Image via Mrs. Trail Mix 2: Image via Green Wedding Shoes / Photos by Ashley Rose Photography; 3: Image via Style Me Pretty / Photo by Beaux Arts […]

  18. […] Sourced from; Delightfully Engaged | Green Wedding Shoes | ellothere on Etsy | Cake Events Blog | Green Wedding […]

  19. […] that three times fast – Pretty Patterned Paper!  I came across this wedding on Green Wedding Shoes and was really lured in by the paper kites floating from a string with […]

  20. […] a look at Lauren & Jeff’s wedding on Green Wedding Shoes for more inspiration and fun […]

  21. […] 8. Pinwheels are another fun idea to create a bit of romantic magic. This gorgeous wedding uses pinwheels, paper flowers and balloons with amazing […]


Email me when there are new comments on this post. You can also subscribe without commenting.

GWS is a creative and supportive community of wedding fans and vendors. As such, we reserve the right to remove comments that contain profanity, are distasteful, personally attack individuals or do not contribute to the goals of our community.

You may not love every detail of every event, but please remember that the couples who share their weddings on GWS are real people and their wedding is a special day, so please be nice.