I am so excited to share this incredible wedding photographed by Courtney and her husband, Erin. Courtney not only shoots weddings beside her husband, but also creates incredible invitations under her line, Flush Designs. Courtney was kind enough to share a few details about this lovely garden wedding…
I’m not sure when Courtney and Erin met
exactly(yes, funny enough we both have the same set of names)? I think college, but they got engaged in Cambria and wanted to
marry there. Courtney knew she wanted a vintage, beachy wedding, but
nothing that looked “beachy”(no starfish or sand dollars). Cambria is on
the central coast surrounded by pines trees and drift wood. The town is
a sleepy little town Old and rustic. All of the beautiful surroundings was the inspiration. The color palette they decided on for the wedding was a mix of aqua, chocolate brown, silver, and sage.
Originally they were going to get married out on the cliff over
looking the sea but then decided on the small Santa Rosa chapel.
Perfect for the small number of guests(only 75). For the reception,
Courtney used her own collection of vintage porcelain vases, silver
platters and mercury glass decor for the centerpieces. Each table had a
different arrangement. From a tray of hurricanes and vines to tea roses
loosely arranged in a aqua porcelain duck or an old white porcelain
vase. She just gave it all to the local florist and told her to have
fun. Vintage birdcages were used through out the ceremony and reception
as decor with old bride and groom figurines all inside. Frosted
etched cloches held glittery birds and robins eggs at the cake table.
The little kraft boxes were favors for guest that had a little mini jar
of Cambria’s famous jam. Super cute! For added and nostalgia they brought in an old antique photo booth,
record spinning DJ (rare in todays wedding world) cupcakes and tiny
cartons of milk for the guests silly pleasure. As the sun fell the
trees lit up with jars filled with tea lights hung from the trees. It
was so beautifully executed and well thought out. With a bit of my
advise and suggestions her and her mom really got it right. Every detail was absolutely wondeful!
Stay tuned for more images of the invitations Courtney created for this vintage wedding by the sea…
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