We’re kicking off fall weddings with a bang with this stunner on our wedding blog today! With the genius of so many talented vendors, these two college sweethearts had the kind of fall wedding that dreams are made of! With an Orange County barn venue, pumpkin details and muted fall colors, every single detail sings beauty. We’re especially in love with all of the little personalized details throughout like that monogrammed corn hole game!
The bride decided to be her own wedding planner (brave girl!) and had this to say about the entire experience…
When we both lived in Nashville, our favorite season of all was Fall. The place that would provide the look and feel that I was dreaming of in Orange County was Strawberry Farms Golf Course. We got engaged July 5th on the Oregon coast and the only date available for a Fall wedding at Strawberry Farms was November 2nd. In order for our dreams to come true, that meant a 4 month engagement!
I decided to be my own wedding planner and I thoroughly enjoyed the process. I loved discovering new (to me) vendors, contacting those whose work I had drooled over previously, and researching ideas through different blogs and wedding magazines. I really wanted our wedding to have a romantic vintage autumn feel and I think we were able to accomplish that. That theme was woven into all of our choices, from the colorful flowers, to the delicate lace overlays we had on the tables, custom gold printed napkins that were passed out with each drink, rustic lounge seating, farmhouse tables for the bridal party adorned with green depression goblets & custom calligraphy place cards, crochet bunting hanging from the barn ceiling, the watercolor envelope liner on our invitations, baskets hanging from the ceremony rows with babies breath and lace ribbon, different shades of leaves lining the rows with the most unique and lovely pumpkins, lanterns on the tables, the perfect dusty rose colored bridesmaid dresses, etc.
One of the most important aspects of our wedding to me was having the day be a reflection of my groom and I. He loves fishing and I love sewing. Our flower girl carried a fishing creel with rose petals inside and our ring bearer carried a fishing pole with two wooden fish hanging from it. I sewed our wedding programs and menu cards. Our table numbers were hand embroidered. I also had the privilege of designing our wedding invitations, our favor label, our programs and menu cards. My letterpress teacher printed the invitations and the program that I designed. Four months definitely flew by and I could not have planned my dream wedding without the help of our families, especially my parents and fiancé. My mom and I spent many late nights working on projects. We had so much fun!
At the end of the night we were cheered on by our guests waving their ribbon wands as we jumped in my dad’s ’62 Ford (which is a replica of the plumbing truck my grandpa first owned when he started our family business) and headed off to the Montage in Laguna Beach. I loved driving away from the big red barn looking at my husband and thinking to myself we are immensely blessed.
Photographer: Brandon Kidd
Cinematographer: Chemistry of Light
Venue: Strawberry Farms
Floral Design: CM Armstrong Design
Wedding Cake Baker: Heidelberg Pastry Shop
Bride’s Dress: Rosewood Bridal
Bridesmaids’ Dresses: David’s Bridal
Invitations and Paper Goods: Bride and letterpress printing, Panorama Press
Band: Pete Jacobs Band
Linen Rentals: Dishwish
Furniture Rentals: Something Borrowed Something Vintage & Found Vintage Rentals