If I were to close my eyes and imagine the perfect fall wedding, THIS is exactly what I would picture! The crisp fall air, the changing leaves, the rustic barn atmosphere – Natalia and Jay’s wedding has all the autumn details just right. I loved creating the stationery for their green- and golden-hued day! Our Rustic Ribbons Watercolor invitation, in a custom colorway and with a customized script type, was the perfect compliment to set the tone for their guests, and we paired it with matching menus and signage for their big day. This wedding is full of gorgeous fall details – greenery-lined tables, amber stemware, copper mugs, not to mention the best groom look ever – how great does Jay look in that forest green tux?!
More on this special day, in Natalia’s own words:
“When Jay and I first started planning our wedding, we quickly realized we wanted an intimate wedding. We envisioned having our closest friends and family at big tables with delicious food – like a dinner party at our house. We also knew we wanted an outdoor wedding because our favorite pastime is spending time together in the outdoors. When we found Sacred Mountain Retreat, we immediately knew the residential home turned venue was what we were looking for. The venue featured a main house, guest house, and converted barn, meaning our wedding party could stay the night after the reception. We were limited to 65 guests, which was the perfect size for us. It was intimate, but still enough people for a good dance party! “
“The best part about the venue was how little extra decor we needed. Being a fall wedding in the mountains of Southern California, everything was a beautiful combination of greens and golden hues of grassy fields. We were even surprised with some incredible reds and golds of the fall foliage – which is rare in SoCal! Our goal was to enhance the venues natural beauty with extra greenery and eclectic wildflowers, I didn’t want a traditional wedding look. My florist and I decided on a color palette of cream, light peach, gold, ochre and burnt orange tones. We also decided on a dark hunter green as the main color theme of the wedding and Jay picked out an awesome dark green tux jacket with black pants, which matched my bridesmaids’ hunter green dresses. With the groomsmen in all black tuxes, the green was not overwhelming. I tied together the theme with a dark green velvet ribbon on my bouquet and dark green heels. To brighten up all the green, we used copper mugs as our drinking vessels for the night and party favors. “
“To keep the mood intimate and our guests warm with chilly night time temps, we had two firepits, lots of lanterns with candles and funky blankets we picked up at a local vintage market. We tied in our love for the outdoors by naming our tables after our favorite national parks, and used national park postcards as the table markers. Last but not least, we wanted to make our guestbook unique and meaningful – and definitely not traditional. This was our big project and we spent a few months collecting photos from our life with all of the invited guests. We had them printed and displayed on a big rustic wooden frame with chicken wire. The guests could find their photo and sign the back with their wishes. We think it added a special touch to show our friends and family just how much they mean to us and remind them of the special memories we share with them.”
Thank you, Jay and Natalia, for sharing your day with us!
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