Charles + Nadia

I have such a wonderful treat in store for everyone today from the lovely husband and wife team, Erin Hearts Court. Courtney sent over a ton of beautiful images from Charles and Nadia’s wedding last week, and I’ve been itching ever since to upload these lovelies onto the blog. Their amazing event planner and florist, Meg, was also sweet enough to join us today and share a bit more information behind their wedding…

Nadia has a fun, romantic, vintage-inspired style.  We started with the floral print cloth napkins from Anthropologie to place in the middle of the guest tables and frame the centerpieces.  We chose a collection of vases in different sizes and shapes to give the centerpiece an eclectic feel and incorporated slices of fire wood for an organic element and white “granny doilies” to give the look a romantic edge.

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For flowers, I used dinner plate dahlias, antique hydrangeas, spray roses, peonies and garden/cabbage roses.  To complete the centerpiece look, we turned kitchen glasses from Anthropologie into candles and picture frames from Anthropologie into table numbers.  Overall, we aimed to have an organic, vintage-inspired, romantic and eclectic decor scheme.

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Nadia is of Russian heritage and Charles is of Venezuelan heritage so they wanted to include some elements of those cultures into their wedding decor.  The matryoshka doll favors were brought from Russia by Nadia’s family, the fiesta banners were bought from the Etsy store “Ay Mujer” and the tissue pom poms were bought from the Etsy store “Pom Pom Love.”

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Oh, and the image above is what did it for me. Have you ever seen a more heartwarming photograph? It puts a huge smile on my face just looking at it…

Coordination & flowers: Meg of La Partie Events

Photography: Erin Hearts Court

Cake, pies & large cupcakes: Hot Cakes

Small cupcakes & sweets table design: Kelly of CuppieLove.  Kelly also has a wonderful blog called “Yes, Please.”

Dress: by Cymbeline from Montclair Boutique on Montana Ave in Santa Monica

Rings: Cabochon Fine Jewelry on Montana in Santa Monica

Venue: Calamigos Ranch in Malibu

DJ: Eric of SoCal DJ

The lovely ladies over at 100 Layer Cake are also featuring some images today from Charles & Nadia’s wedding!

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50 Responses to “Charles + Nadia”

  1. Libby

    Probably one of my favorite weddings I’ve seen thus far. Such happiness in all happiness in all the images.

  2. nadia (the bride)

    hi everyone! we are sooo thrilled and over joyed to be on OnceWed and that you all love our wedding as much as we do! everything turned out perfectly amazing and it’s really thanks to the talented Meg of La Partie Events and Erin & Courtney who captured it beautifully!

    to answer – my shoes are by Stuart Weitzman and veil from Montclair Boutique in Santa Monica

  3. Bethany

    Oh my! This wedding is like a dream. The photos, the details, the flowers, the couple…amazing.

  4. Marisa

    You always post the most gorgeous weddings. Everything is so feminine without being girly.

  5. Nicole

    Precious and heartwarming are the two words that come to mind when I see these gorgeous images. Very nicely done.

  6. Desiree

    The russian dolls are a lovely idea. Hmmm…wonder if I could get away with using them at my wedding?

  7. Melinda

    How romantic! I love the plates as table number idea! I’ll be hitting up our local thrift shop to see if I can’t find some to work for my wedding! Thanks!

  8. Angela

    SWOOONN! I am salivating over these images. The photographer did such a great job.

  9. selina

    beautiful is perhaps the best word to describe this wedding. i love every single shot and ideas. i’m having that warm fuzzy feeling after reading this entry… thanks for sharing such wonderful things with us!

  10. Alejandra

    Nadia or OnceWed-

    First – what a breath taking wedding! Second: Was that fabric used under the centerpieces? I was curious about where she may have gotten that fabric or if they are scarves. Thank you :)

  11. nadia

    to ALEJANDRA – hi! the fabric squares are napkins from Anthropologie. took forever to find but was worth the search! i’m looking to sell most if you’re intersted!

  12. Dana

    Nadia, any interest is selling your glassware/frames? I love your centerpieces, and is a perfect idea for our garden wedding. Contact me at if you are interested. LOVE your wedding, so inspring!

  13. Liz

    These photographs are beautiful! And I just have to say her veil is also very pretty. I still don’t know what kind of veil I want, best to wait until I pick the dress! I’m struggling right now trying to decided whether we want a live Chicago Wedding Band to play at the reception or if we just want a DJ. Has anyone had a live band at their wedding? If so, what was that like? Better than just a DJ?

  14. Dana

    Nadia your wedding is beautiful and genuine,I am so inspired! I love the glassware you used for centerpiece. Are you looking to sell these pieces?


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