You might remember this dreamy California wedding (and really, how often do I call something dreamy?) from when I linked to it awhile ago – I just couldn’t resist sharing it again here on Snippet & Ink. Romantic, rustic elegance at its loveliest…

A clean gray and white palette lets Laura Hooper’s beautiful calligraphy stand out in Liz and Chris’ stationery suite (also, check out the hand-drawn map). A floral envelope liner and postage stamps bring in subtle pops of color.

Kate Holt from Flowerwild created a bouquet of lush garden roses in peach and white, tied with a beautiful pleated ribbon. Just one of the many details that gave the rustic Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse a touch of formality.

This tulle blusher veil from Erin Cole is a softer alternative to a birdcage veil.

From the bride: Our car ride to the reception was my favorite moment of the day! After getting married at the church, Chris and I were chauffeured  through the beautiful hills back to the farmhouse. Beside our sweet driver, it was just the two of us alone. We toasted with a bottle of champagne and reveled in our brand new newlywed status. It was all love.

In another blend of rustic and formal, guests enjoyed strawberry lemonade served in mason jars as well as chocolate raspberry martinis. The drink menu also included jasmine iced tea, mango mojitos, and spring flower sangria.

Just to give you a little taste of the gourmet dinner, the menu included items such as grilled apricots with pink peppercorns, goat cheese and pistachios. Doesn’t that just sound like something that should be eaten al fresco?

Flowers were arranged in a variety of silver vessels, as well as in colorful tea tins.

Liz suggests making time for just the two of you during your wedding day. “It helps slow the day down and allows you to take it all in,” she says. “We loved every minute of our wedding weekend, but when we reflect back, it was the moments that we stepped away together that we now cherish the most.”

The couple’s first dance was to music played by Spanish guitars.

Photography: Aaron Delesie

Ceremony venue: Mission Santa Inés in Solvang, California

Reception venue: Figueroa Mountain Farmhouse in Los Olivos, California

Planning: Beth Helmstetter Events

Bride’s dress / shoes / veil: Vera Wang / Valentino / Erin Cole

Groom’s suit / shoes: Armani Collezioni / Salvatore Ferragamo

Flowers: Flowerwild

Stationery / calligraphy: Bella Figura / Laura Hooper Calligraphy

Rentals / linens: Classic Party Rentals / La Tavola Linen

Catering / cakes / pies: Duo Catering & Events / Enjoy Cupcakes / Marcie’s Pies

Thank you to Aaron Delesie and Beth Helmstetter for sharing this magical wedding with us, and of course thank you to Liz and Chris for sharing their details. Best wishes to you!


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  1. Amanda Bevington

    Pure Perfection!!!

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  2. Hunter Remini

    What a beautiful wedding!

    I love her hair and makeup! Can you please share who her makeup artist and hairstylist are?

    Thank you!

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  3. Lisa Fulton

    I am sorry that I have never commented before on your
    works of art.
    Your blog is viewed each morning with my cup of coffee.
    I love it! Yours is the BEST blog!!
    My daughter is getting married June 2011 and my goal is to make it on your blog :)
    Getting married at a “Notebook” style outdoor private club.
    She loves vintage robin’s egg blue and cameo. Any thoughts??
    Keep working hard!
    I thoroughly enjoy it and so do many other people they are just too lazy to comment like I was :)

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  4. suzanne @ featherandstone

    Divine! Utterly divine. Every image is amazing, but that shot of the waiters walking out… I wanted to BE THERE! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  5. Jeanette

    This wedding took my breath away! I am totally in love with the reception venue and have already contacted them for more info! I’m pretty sure that is where I want to get married, thanks for posting it!

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  6. Jaime

    This is so beautiful. Seems like no one can get enough of this wedding!

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