Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Client Wedding with Handmade Paper Flowers

Via Green Wedding Shoes

giant paper flower bouquet
Renata + Jess's stunning engagement photos were featured on Green Wedding Shoes (our fav wedding blog) last year… They were recently featured again with their beautiful handmade wedding photographed by the super talented Studio Castillero. Check out some of the beautiful details... including our original guestbook thumbprint balloon inspired by "UP!"
Congrats to Nata + Jess and thanks for sharing your beautiful day with us, via GWS!
parisian umbrellas

From the Bride: Our ceremony was super intimate – about 30 of our closest family and friends. Because we try and spend as much time outside as possible, the botanical garden was an ideal setting for us. My friend, Keoki played us down the aisle (an acoustic version of one of my favorite Dashboard Confessional songs) and our friend Chad was the perfect officiant. My favorite DIY projects for the ceremony were the giant paper flowers I made – the bouquets were made from crepe and tissue paper; the wedding arch was made of cardstock. Because the ceremony site was so simple, I wanted to contrast that with the graphic appeal of bright, oversized flowers.
outdoor ceremony
outdoor ceremony, umbrellas
paper flower ceremony backdrop
giant paper flower bouquets
One of my favorite touches, besides the fingerprint balloon in an art gallery, are these amazing handmade paper flowers. What a stunning statement, and so affordable!

bride and groom

giant paper flower bouquets
“Til Death Do Us Party” was the theme of the evening and around 100+ people. We thought an art gallery/museum would best suit our tastes and I was so lucky to find San Diego Art Institute. They don’t normally advertise as a wedding space so there was a bit of legwork to find it, but so glad I did! The gallery had a ton of great art already and we opted out of a sit-down dinner, which meant I didn’t have to do much with the decor (though there was no shortage of things to do!). It took us 5 hours to prep the reception space before the wedding…I definitely had no idea how much work it’d actually be.
paper flower centerpieces
sweet and savory bar

love candy bowls, chevron stripes

till death do us party, thumbprint guest book

Visit the full blog post at GWS for more photos
photography: Studio Castillero // dress: Brides By Demetrios // hairpiece: Twigs and Honey // bridesmaid dresses: Coralie Beatrix // groom’s suit: Banana Republic Outlet // groom’s tie: Good Heavens // ring book: Conduit Press // ceremony: San Diego Botanic Garden // reception: San Diego Art Institute // lights, audio, dj: RED Audio // cupcakes: Have Cake! // food: Heather Aaker
// guestbook thumbprint balloon design: Bleu de Toi

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