Good Morning, Lovelies!
April is here and wedding season is back, yay! It has been a long time since we’ve shared a real wedding with you, and with summer quickly approaching, we thought it high time to drop a bit of swoon-worthy wedding inspiration your way.
Today we have the privilege of sharing Victoria & Tom’s backyard wedding with you. If you know anything about Marisa Nicole Events, you know that backyard weddings hold a very special place in our hearts. For more on setting yourself up for success with your backyard bash, be sure to check out our helpful backyard wedding series… but back to Victoria & Tom.
These love-birds got hitched at Victoria’s childhood home. I know, way too sweet! The family home is located in a part of Riverside that is filled with orange groves and used to be one of the biggest distributors of citrus in the Greater Los Angeles Area. To honor the history of the place, we worked to infuse the visual motif of citrus groves wherever possible. You will notice legitimate fruit crates utilized throughout our décor, table numbers on vintage orange grove postcards, and best of all, the citrus you see adorning the décor was all picked from the local groves!
My favorite part of this wedding (other than the couple, of course) what all the fun we had on the table decor. We laid a runner of greenery over a neutral colored linen. From there we utilized real taper candelabra (yay for weddings in private homes where we can do whatever we want with candles!) with varying sized floral arrangements comprised of a healthy mix of colorful garden blooms and greens galore. Swoon. But the fun didn’t stop there. One of the reasons why I love this couple so much is that they were willing to allot part of their budget to fab vintage rentals for the table. Loved it (Money very well spent – in my humble opinion)! Seriously though, there is nothing better than vintage napkins and mismatched china with flatware at each place setting to make your dinner party go from drab to fab.
After a gloriously tasty meal and yummy mini sweets, the couple and their guests danced the night away under the stars to a kitschy live band (named the Three Mustaches, I mean can it get any better than that?).
- Wedding Planning & Design: Marisa Nicole Events
- Photography: Jessica M Wood Photography
- Hair & Makeup: 1011 Makeup
- Floral Design: Enchanted Garden Floral Design
- Entertainment: Three Mustaches
- Rentals & Lighting: Create-A-Party
- Lighting: Impulse Event Lighting
- Vintage China & Napkins: Dish Wish
- Catering: Anne Taylor Catering
- Desserts: Cupcake Crush
- Ceremony Music: El Real Chamber Players
- Liquor and Ice: BevMo
- Transportation: VIP Limousine & Sedan
- Calligraphy and Invitations: Artful Celebrations
- Portable Restrooms: Royal Restrooms