Real Wedding Shenanigans: Charlene & Calvin

Charlene and Calvin's dreamy wedding took place outdoors on a warm day at Calamigos Ranch. In addition to the multitude of unique elements, that created an enchanting experience, the couple had a custom floral arch built for their ceremony. Their color palette was infused with shades of gray, rose gold and blush. Enhancing the receptions tablescape, bundles of flowers and lanterns were centered on each table. As the sun was setting, the bride and groom's family and friends gave heartwarming speeches. Evoking a magical ambience, this sweet and intimate day was absolutely breathtaking!  

Photos by Jenny Smith

Day-of-Coordinator: So Smitten Special Events
Venue/Caterer: Calamigos Ranch
Cake: Jennifer Park
Florist: Little Thistle Design
Photographer: Jenny Smith
Videographer: Buckley Videography
Rentals: Arcadia Rentals
DJ/Lighting: Vox DJs
Hair/Makeup: Kelly Zhang

Delovely D.I.Y.: Paper Chains

Don't let memories of pre-school construction paper and sticky paste deter you! We love the idea of a "grown-up" paper chain and think they're such a fun (and inexpensive!) way to apply color and texture to your wedding. Drape a few casually in the trees at an outdoor rehearsal dinner or reception, or hand them vertically en masse as a stunning backdrop for a dessert bar or photo booth wall. The possibilities are endless! We particularly like the idea of using double-sided scrapbook paper for an extra pop of color. Grab your bridesmaids and your glue sticks, whip up a few cocktails, and make it a party!

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How about swapping in a paper chain in areas like these? Create a stunning paper backdrop for your beverage bar or perhaps recreate this ceiling focal point as a gorgeous "chandelier" over the head table at your reception with paper chains, poms, and paper lanterns.

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