Happy Thursday, Friends!
Summer is almost here, and I am so stinking excited to be back on the beach, that I can hardly stand the wait! In anticipation of a time when it is warm enough to lie on the sand with a cold beverage in one hand and a book in the other, today I thought we’d share Syeachia & Ian’s intimate beach elopement with you!
Syeachia & Ian knew they wanted to have a “toes in the sand” wedding ceremony surrounded by their family and dearest friends. We filed for a permit with the city of Laguna Beach and hoped for the best, as we got to work designing their celebration. We wanted to create a colorful yet modern coastal aesthetic. It was important that the whole thing felt relaxed and clean, but still vibrant and fun. We worked with a color palette of ivory, coral, sand, yellow, peach, gold and blue.
In the ceremony area, we laid down colorful oversized blankets with a mix of patterned pillows to create a low-loungy laid-back feel. We dreamed up a ceremony backdrop with a mix of branchy elements and big round blooms to frame the couple as they said their “I-do’s,” but that wouldn’t block any of the natural gorgeousness that the pacific has to offer! Enchanted Garden crafted the ceremony items flawlessly and designed a mixture of floral filled lanterns and adorned driftwood to compliment it. We placed these in somewhat of a circle surrounding the low lounge to carve out our ceremony space and create a sense of intimacy amidst the craziness of Laguna Beach on a Saturday in June!
The couple celebrated with their family on the patio of a nearby fine dining restaurant (seriously yum). We created one long table and laid the most gorgeous ivory linens with the perfect coral pattern (think actual coral in the sea) running through it (swoon). We topped it off with a peachy-coral (now the color, haha) soft textured table runner. Enchanted Garden created a mixture of tall whimsical yellow arrangements and low colorful arrangements to bring even more loveliness to the table. A personalized favor was placed at each setting, along with the evening’s menu. As a final touch, we scattered gold seashells throughout the tablescape to bring in both a touch of glam and subtle reminder of the seaside ceremony!
Along with the clean, coastal and relaxed look we were going for, the couple wanted the dinner to feel very personal. We displayed a ton of framed photos of the couple’s families and friends in every nook and cranny of the space that we could find. As a bit of a non-traditional, yet thematic guest book, we had the guests write messages to the couple that they then placed in a bottle, for the couple to smash and read on their first anniversary. The evening ended with a sweet, yummy bite of cake for dessert and a good time was had by all!