From the moment they were engaged, Charlotte + Matt agreed that every detail of their wedding had to have a personal meaning. They were planning a ceremony in the round at the Brick in San Diego under a layered vintage floral blanket – designed so that they could see all the faces of their guests while taking their vows! In the days before the wedding, Charlotte (who runs a yoga studio) taught the bridal shower in a yoga class, and Matt (who runs a winery) prepared a collection of his favorite wines for rehearsal dinner. Every detail was important. Charlotte shared the following about her inspiration:
Passion for design, we wanted a space to present every detail. We wanted our wedding to feel like home. The word we came back to throughout the design process was “community” and we wanted guests to feel as comfortable as if they were sitting in our living room, sharing stories about our bond and listening to them. This has prompted us to choose more large, luxurious lounges than tables to stimulate the conversation. We also didn't want people to feel limited to their specific areas, but rather to be open to walking around and meeting new people. We knew we wanted a lot of color, velvet and flowers. It was important to us that our guests felt seen, valued and valued, because we knew that the wedding day would pass so quickly.
And with the design of Pow Wow Design + the planning of weddings by Lisa Nicole, the vision came alive! Every moment was beautifully captured by Let & # 39; s Frolic Together – let's have a look!
Beauty shot of the beautiful bride! Charlotte's romantic updo by Ash Flare Hair was combined with chic make-up by Beauty by Stacey.
"Naughty" first look
And so you do it – ha!
Tires + heels
Charlotte + Matt gave their bridal shower a free choice of what they wanted to wear. Haven't you done the BEST job ?!
These layered vintage bridesmaid tires brought the most beautiful splashes of color to the palette!
Bride + groom style
Charlotte: I've followed Sarah Seven for years, but when we selected our venue, I didn't think it would fit properly … until I saw Wilde posted on her Instagram. I knew she was the one because she is elegant, feminine and architectural. I immediately sent the picture to my mother and within minutes she sent me the same picture. It was as if we both knew that Wilde was "it". I flew from Boston to San Diego to visit The Dress Theory and they let me try on early. As they say, the rest is history.
Matt: I wanted my suit to be classy, elegant and nervous. I chose a Ralph Lauren English country look that would match the design and feel of our wedding. It was important to me that the look was overlaid with different textures and was also timeless. I put on my suit with shoes with a monk's bracelet and an antique gold pocket watch that my great-grandfather had given.
A blanket of flowers
We love a little drama and after seeing our venue it was a must to have a stunning floral installation hanging right above us as we read our vows and dance the night away later.
Layered Vintage totally killed it !!
Ceremony in the round
Processional: Bridal Shower: One day I'll be with you from Tyzo Bloom // Bride & Groom: Orbit from Syde
Recession: I believe in something called darkness love
First dance: Endless Love by Gil Glaze
C + M walked down the aisle together to symbolize their unity in their marriage. Their ceremony in the round was planned to make them more intimate and to emphasize the idea of the community. They wrote their own vows and ended the ceremony with a Jewish tradition of "glass breaking"!
We love a round ceremony! Here's another unique idea if you want to try something different!
The most important part of our wedding was having our 14 year old Wheaten Terrier there. We flew Bleu (for the first time) across the country and it played a big role in our time. She walked down the aisle with her best human friend, was part of our vow, walked down the aisle with us after we said "I do," and even had a special dog pen designed for her for the reception. One of the best parts of the night was seeing her lying on a carpet next to our favorite table and watching us during our first dance. However, we think she got a little jealous!
Jewel-colored reception with ALL lounges
For every detail you choose, ask yourself: "What does this mean to us? How does it represent our relationship?" And then hire incredible providers who can help you bring your vision to life! And if at any point in the planning process it is no longer fun, click pause and repeat the conversation. For this reason, we had the best time planning together.
The calligraphy from Lavender & Sea was brought into focus with the signage and a GORGEOUS mirrored escort display.
LOVE that !!
Lounges with dreamy velvet pieces from Pow Wow Design were set up throughout the room to create the “living room” mood desired by C + M. It looks so great!
When we finally left our reception at 3 in the morning. We were the very last two people to leave the venue (soooo "we") and after collecting all of our things we went to the doors and turned around before leaving. When the silent night fell silent and the remaining candles flickered hand in hand in the dark, we both smiled and reflected the magic that we had created together. It was the same feeling to see your favorite series finally come to a perfect ending, sad that it's over, but knowing that you will remember every feeling that every detail gave you.
Cheers to the happy couple!
For another look at this * perfect * day, watch the video by Jens Bracht Photography!
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Photography: Let & # 39; s Frolic Together // Venue Name: Brick, San Diego, California, USA // Event Design: Pow Wow Design // Planning: Weddings by Lisa Nicole // Flowers: Layered Vintage // Wedding Dress: Sarah Seven // Wedding clothing boutique: The Dress Theory // Hairdresser: Ash Flare Hair // Makeup artist: Beauty by Stacey // Videography: Jens Bracht Photography // Paper goods: embossed // Calligraphy: Lavender & Sea // Catering: MiHo Catering Co // // Furniture rental: Pow Wow Design // Music: Guiseppi Marzelli