A Romantic California Wedding: Carly + David

This wedding screams romance to me – and I just love it! Carly is a true romantic, so Amorology wanted Carly + David’s summer wedding to be very soft and reflect the love the couple share for one another. They framed sweet quotes that Carly + David say to each other (“I love you to the moon and back”), as well as favorite romantic lyrics (“Love Me Tender”), and placed them among the guests’ dining tables. They also incorporated some Carly-isms wherever they could! “Bless your heart” was used on the drink flags and “Goodness gracious” was on the pie table. This really helped set the vibe, as well as the soft floral arrangements Twigg Botanicals created. Carly also loves the eclectic look, so they rented a bunch of vintage chairs from Archive Vintage Rentals for the guests’s tables, so that each table had a different look. This look was also carried over to the lounge area, which had mismatched furniture and pillows. Thanks so much to Jessica Claire for the super lovely photos!

pink bouquet

bride getting ready

bow bracelet

bridesmaids in skirts

groomsmen with pink ties

church wedding

bride and groom

bridal party

bride and groom

bride and groom in field

LOVE that photo above. Timeless romance, right?!

wedding sign

bar of soap wedding favor

It was really important to Carly + David to have an aspect of the wedding be interactive for the guests, so Amorology found a great silhouette artist that cut silhouettes by hand for all of the guests. Each guest received two silhouettes, one that they took home, and another that they left behind for the couple. They displayed the silhouettes on a table through out the night and the guests had a blast trying to guess each other’s!

pastel centerpieces

vineyard wedding

From Amorology, As soon as Carly told us that her colors were oatmeal + blush, we began thinking up different ways we could weave the use of oatmeal through out the wedding – besides just the color palette! From floral centerpieces with oats at the bottom, to favors, to the oatmeal toss that showered the happy couple as they exited, we subtly incorporated oats wherever we could. Our favorite was indeed the oatmeal toss, where we handed guests tiny envelopes that read “Oat to Joy!” For the favors, the couple purchased oatmeal soaps that we wrapped in custom coordinating floral fabrics. These sat at each place-setting and greeted guests with a fun tag that read “Scrub a dub dub, thanks for showering us with your love!”

bar of soap wedding favor

wedding lounge area

dessert bar

dessert bar

wedding pie

ombre wedding favors

wedding reception dancing

bride and groom first dance

bride and groom exit

Love all the personal details that were so unique to Carly + David. Amorology always does such an amazing job with that! Every wedding of theirs is so unique. Congrats to Carly + David on your magical day!


photography: Jessica Claire // venue name: Arroyo Trabuco Golf Course // event design: Amorology // planning: Amorology // linen rentals: la tavola // music: Hit it music // ceremony: Newport LDS temple // floral design: Twigg Botanicals // rentals: Town & Country Event and Archive Vintage Rentals // lighting: Shine Lighting // wedding dress: custom made by Nancy Barrus at Avenia Bridal // hair + makeup: Swell Beauty // videographer: Benny Ek // Silhouette Artist: Nancie (714-771-8445) // paper elements: Brightly Designed