Shipwrecked Winter Beach Wedding: Cortnie + Donny – Part 3

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Hopefully you all got a chance to check out part one and part two, now it’s time for the reception! I love the long wood feasting tables that were flanked by both modern ghost chairs and wooden tree stumps (keeping with that mix of modern + rustic) for guests to sit on. They also had large round dining tables mixed in with gray linens and delicate lace overlays that were surrounded by the lucite ghost chairs to keep the space open and ethereal. The tables were set with a mix of modern and vintage dinnerware and flatware.

scroll seating chart


bear cookies

shipwreck wedding

shipwreck wedding

shipwreck wedding

Love that the head table was literally floating! Cortnie designed it to be hanging from a structure with nautical looking ropes so that it was floating. She found the old ship on Craigslist and a talented friend from Urban Barn (a vintage furntiture store), strung it with crystals to create a ‘ship chandelier’ that was hung over the floating table. Again it was surrounded by the Lucite ghost chairs to keep the feeling of it floating. Studio Fiore Design created a beautiful floral runner that hung off both ends of the floating table.

shipwreck wedding

shipwreck wedding

shipwreck wedding

shipwreck tablescape

shipwreck wedding

shipwreck wedding


bride and groom

And their gorgeous wedding film from Elysium Productions!

Such a beautiful wedding with so many personal touches! Congrats again to Cortnie + Donny!! And check out the feature over on 100 Layer Cake also!

photography: Jose Villa // event design + styling: Canvas & Canopy Events // event planning + coordination: The Special Day // venue: private estate in Carlsbad, California // floral design: Studio Fiore Design // hair + makeup: Alexis K Brows // wedding dress: Joan Shum // shoes: Jimmy Choo // bride + flower girl hair pieces: Lo Boheme // groom attire: Theory Suit from Bloomingdales; shoes from Salvatore Farragamo // paper goods: Kristy Rice of Momental Designs // videography: Elysium Productions // vintage furniture rentals: Found Vintage Rentals // vintage dinnerware, glassware + flatware: Casa De Perrin // modern furniture rentals: Hire Elegance // table linens: Wildflower Linen // event containers + props: Canvas & Canopy Events // wedding invitation: Printed Palette Ink // cake + cookies: Cupcakes Couture // mixologists: Snake Oil Cocktail // canopy bed ceremony structure: Designed & Constructed by Canvas & Canopy Events //custom floating table: designed by Canvas & Canopy Events; constructed by The Timber Library // catering: Toast Catering // lighting: San Diego Events Lighting // calligraphy: Laura Hooper Calligraphy

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  1. All details are out of this world. LOVE!!!

  2. I fell in love with this wedding today! So glad you didn’t skip out on the details and posted 3 parts!

    For more wedding video action, mine was posted on my blog today!

  3. I love the boat over the head table.

  4. thanks for all the lovely posts!

  5. Awesome !
    I’m a man and still made my eyes wet !

  6. This is one of the most romantic weddings I have seen. Stunning!

  7. In LOVE LOVE with every detail of this wedding. Cortnie’s wedding dress is fabulous!!

  8. That table setup and ship are insane- love it!

  9. Great idea for inspiration.
    Thanks very much
    Sia Livanou

  10. Stunning..absolutely love the details that work brilliantly together!

  11. Wow! Stunning shots, really inspiring! Off to edit another video! :)

  12. Oh my word! I just saw all three of these features and hands down, the coolest weding ever! The details!!!

  13. This wedding is stunning, so many details that and great ideas that I have never seen before. I love that they did not aim for a typical california sunshine/beach wedding but more of the ethereal look you do not see too often.

  14. You guys always have the best features, love this wedding! The cake is so cool and I love the flower selection to go with the whole amazing theme! Crazy how the beach and sky seem to blend into one another in the photos, and the brides dress by Joan is so gorgeous

  15. Just finished looking at all three parts and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE it!! Pinning away for my future wedding!!

  16. What?!?! That table and ship chandelier. OMG!! At a lost for words at how cool, amazing, gorgeous, jaw dropping that is!

  17. These are some lovly images and I have shared this with one of my brides that is having a Devon beach wedding soon for some interesting ideas!

  18. The hanging head table is so amazing! I have never seen anything like that. What a creative and fun idea!

  19. really love this style of wedding.

  20. Absolutely gorgeous!!!! Those details are too die for. Wow!

  21. Phenomenal creativity and originality in this theme. Love beach weddings with pastel color tones.

  22. Love, love, love all of the decor at this wedding!

  23. This wedding has so many pieces of art in it. Absolutely stunning.


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