John and Katie’s adorable garden celebration has got to be one of the sweetest celebrations I’ve ever seen. Ever since Katie posted her engagement pictures over on her blog, there has been quite a bit of excitement over her upcoming wedding–and with good reason! The peach and pink flowers, John’s cute tie, their little pug ring bearer–all of the details are so delightful and Cooper Carras did such a great job with the photography…

Our wedding took place on the charmingly time-warped island of Alameda in San Francisco’s east bay.  We had just moved to the area and fallen head over heels for its neighborhoods brimming with old Victorian homes.  The ceremony took place in a historic garden owned by the local historical society.  To keep things as simple and intimate as possible only immediate family and a handful of dear friends were in attendance.  My husband and step-father played guitar as my mother and father walked me up the aisle.  As I approached John set down his guitar to greet me—it was a magical moment.  Our pug, Alfred, was the ring bearer which made for much comic relief!  After we kissed my little brother and step-father followed us out strumming a favorite Beatles tune.  The dinner reception was held at a tiny bistro four blocks away.  We’d worked with the chef to prepare a scrumptious menu of New American delights.  Rather than one big wedding cake we opted for a selection of fresh fruit tarts and cheesecake from a bakery just down the road.  It was the most simple of occasions and the happiest day of our lives.

Orange Plaid Wedding Tie

Orange Wedding Bouquet

Cooper Carras Wedding Photography

Pug Wedding Ideas

Cooper Carras

Orange Pink Wedding Ideas

Orange And Pink Wedding Bouquet

Don’t forget to check out Katie’s blog–its so cute!

Dress: J.Crew

Suit: Vintage

Plaid Tie: 3Sixteen

Photographer: Cooper Carras

Flowers: Festive Designs

Reception Restaurant: Pappo

Bakery: Feel Good Bakery


Comments (37)

sylvie of silver lining | Reply

hooray for katie! i am so dazzled and ridiculously happy for my charming blog friend :) her + john’s garden celebration was true to their inspiring style…and little alfred the pug made a guest appearance too! love, love, love. congratulations!
sylvie of silver lining

Davanie | Reply

We just moved away from Alameda after 4 years there. I LOVED it. Such a cool place to have a wedding.

catherine | Reply

i adore katie and alfred…! she is such a beautiful bride..i am teary-eyed!

Nicolette Lynch | Reply

LOVE THIS! So happy for Kate & John- and so honored to have had the chance to do their flowers and be a part of their special day! The Festive Designs crew loves you two!

Audrey Gardemeyer | Reply

The colors make me melt! I love backyard garden feel, and what a great tie!

paula | Reply

how beautiful. Katie has such impeccable style.

Rachel - theWeddingVine | Reply

Love the colours, perfect summer colours!

KateMcG | Reply

LOVE it!! They are such a beautiful couple!

jane | Reply

So honored to have been there to share in your beautiful celebration — you two look just as happy and radiant as I remember. A perfect day indeed* love, jane

Natalie | Reply

Katie Armour you are SUCH a doll. John too. What a beautiful day! XO

Kirby | Reply

Katie is such a beautiful young woman and so inspiring. Her wedding looks beautiful! I love the colors and the little details throughout. Cheers to the happy couple!!

xx Kirby

Mariel | Reply

SO happy to see Katie & John’s wedding featured here. She is such a lovely person, and her wedding was equally so! Elegance! :)

Heidi SChreck | Reply

Wow, what a gorgeous wedding and what a gorgeous couple!! I love the colors!! I wish you both a very happy ever after!!!

holly hatam | Reply

The colors are delicious!

Tiffany | Reply

I can’t believe the dress is J. Crew. Cute dog


TheBigDay | Reply

These colors are AMAZING! I love his tie! Thanks for sharing!


Cooper | Reply

I couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful or enjoyable wedding to photograph!

Dessert Darling | Reply

So gorgeous- Love it!

Paloma | Reply

absolutely beautiful bride – she just glows. her bouquet and the groom’s tie are also some of my faves :)

Betty Baker | Reply

As beautiful as I expected it to be. Lovely colours,lovely peoople and an adorable dog.

Hotel Palm Springs | Reply

This is so amazing, beautiful wedding and great photos. Wow.

Something New Weddings and Events | Reply

I love the bright colors and and simplicity of the wedding. What a lovely couple!

designstiles | Reply

Melts my heart. Beautiful!

Kathryn | Reply

I love a short-haired bride!

Amy-Jo Tatum/Bride Chic | Reply

This is one stunning wedding.

Champagne Maker | Reply

NO WORDS! Just sighs… soooo sweeeet! Her flowers were amazing!

Melissa | Reply

Gorgeous flowers. I love the intimate and simplicity of this wedding. Sounds like a perfectly lovely and romantic day.

Corail | Reply

It’s so fresh !The bride is wonderfull !

Meg Sylvia | Reply

This is gorgeous! Love the colors and the flowers. So Sweet!

Mary Doster Armour | Reply

I felt like I was in the presence of a ‘lifetime love’! Treasure it and don’t ever take it for granted! XXXOOO Mum

Christina Brosnan | Reply

I just love the softness fo the colours.

Truly Smitten | Reply

I am IN LOVE with her colors of her bouquet and husband’s tie!!!!!! SO gorgeous!

Mirella Savegnago Mazza | Reply

Many wishes from Italy! You are gorgeous!!! W gli sposi!

misty | Reply

a pug! i love that you dressed up the precious puppy

AMY A | Reply

OMG what a lovely wedding! Gorgeous flowers! Does anyone know where I can get myself a pair of those earrings? x

leslie | Reply

Being a short haired girl myself, I love seeing a bride with short hair for once! Why do all brides feel the need to have long hair on their wedding day?