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Colorful, Cornerstone Sonoma Wedding

Well, it just seems like our blog posts get longer and longer but we just can't help it, there's too much prettiness to share!  This was one of my favorite weddings of the year (I say that a lot don't I?!) but really, I truly loved this one because it was so bright and happy!  Just looking at all the fun colors, textures and patterns can make anyone smile from ear to ear.  I especially loved that the bride and groom let us have so much fun in creating this whimsical design.  This was featured on Style Me Pretty over the weekend and enjoy the visual story of it all right here!  Thank you to my good friend, Melanie Duerkopp, for these gorgeous photos!

When the bride and groom told us that she loved bright colors, we immediately thought to bring citrus into the design in color and with fruits!  We used the citrus color palette boldly throughout the wedding, with an abundance of fruits and flowers for both the design itself and for all of the stationery.  This stationery suite was such a fun one to design.

How gorgeous are these giant coral peonies that Poppy's Petalworks sourced for this wedding??  Absolute perfection!

How gorgeous are these giant coral peonies that Poppy's Petalworks sourced for this wedding??  Absolute perfection!

Cornerstone Sonoma has one of the most grandiose lawns.  Because it is so vast, we wanted to make the ceremony as colorful as possible and created a lush, ombre aisle of petals in citrus shades.  We built a ceremony drop in front of the waterlily pond and Poppy's Petalworks adorned the top of the drape with beautiful, colorful flowers.  One of my favorite things about the ceremony were the blooms on the ceremony chairs with the long ribbons, they really were so divine..and very Kate Spade!

Drawing inspiration from our citrus motif and from the beautiful surroundings of the Cornerstone Gardens, we had mason jars filled with strawberry lemonade and regular lemonade to welcome the guests.  We hand tied floral tags to the jars and invited guests to take a jar home with them.  The strawberry lemonade was the perfect refresher for the warm, summer day....and might I add, absolutely delicious!

The reception took place underneath the circus tent at Cornerstone, I will have to say that I will never forget this reception as it was just so much eye candy.  We did punchy colors for the linens and created personal placemats for all of the guests with their names and the menu printed on it.  We also accented each place setting with mini oranges.  As I said, eye candy galore.  Yes?

Thank you D+N for having us for your wedding day and most of all, for allowing us to "go there" with the design of your wedding.  During a season when all everyone wanted to see was blushes, you gave us an absolute thrill by using as much color and patterns as possible, which is our favorite thing to do.  xoxo.

Planning, Design and Stationery:  Charmed Events Group, Photography:  Melanie Duerkopp, Floral Design:  Poppy's Petalworks, Venue:  Cornerstone Sonoma, Rentals:  Standard Party Rentals, Linens:  La Tavola Linen