real weddings :: madeline + john

Wedding themes come in all forms, and for this real wedding, the couple got very creative.  Madeline + John wanted a travel-themed wedding celebration, and they knew that right from the start.  For their engagement photo shoot, for example,  the couple used props like vintage luggage and an awesome airstrip.  Their “Save the Date” cards, designed by WOD member, Pink Star Design, (pictured above) were cleverly designed like an airline ticket.  Then on their wedding day, they had maps and travel tickets designed.  This couple took their passion for travel to the next level!

Their ceremony took place at Mary, Star of the Sea, and the reception followed at the Rancho Bernardo Inn.  The reception location only added to the elements of vintage chic travel.  Concepts Event Design, another WOD member, did an amazing job detailing the space with decor to reflect the bride and groom’s unique taste.   Touches of eggplant and lime created a beautiful day for the bride and groom.

Special details:  Instead of traditional escort cards, Madeline + John used succulents in mini pots, with cards placed on a stick, to tell the guests where to sit.  At the table, guests were reminded of the travel theme with map design details on the menus as well as on the table numbers.

The bride searched websites like etsy and Pinterest for these small, yet significant details.  The idea for the “Mr.” and “Mrs.” signs, which hung from the couple’s chairs, came from one of these sites!  When all was said and done, the combination of the details, together with Madeline + John’s unique theme made this wedding a trip to remember!

Images courtesy of True Photography

real weddings :: greg and rachel

Rachel and Greg decided on a La Jolla wedding at the La Valencia Hotel, a gorgeous wedding venue with decor dating back to the 1920’s. They chose wedding planner Cynthia, of Cynthia Zatkin Events, to coordinate their wedding day. Wedding photographer Shannon Henry, of True Photography and Studio Carre’, captured the details of their day exquisitely. Wedding musicians Sterling Strings created ambiance for the ceremony and cocktail hour and wedding DJ Bob Brichmann, of Artistic Productions, entertained the guests and had the dance floor packed for the entire night. Rachel chose a beautiful muted color scheme of taupe’s and ivory’s and received high marks from her bridesmaids by choosing a BCBG cocktail dress for their bridesmaid dresses.

images courtesy of Shannon Henry