Melissa and Brendan’s wedding palette may have been black and white, but their love was full of color! What we loved most about working with them is that every decision and detail about their wedding was made together. It was a very personal and well thought out affair! Guests typed messages on an old typewriter belonging to the bride’s Grandmother, Melissa’s mom made the black and white cushion covers for the patio furniture, and the cake was cut with a vintage sword from the groom’s family. The bride and groom shared this special day with friends and family at the beautiful Crosby Club in Rancho Santa Fe. A big thank you to the talented John Schnack for his stunning images.
They hunted high and low to find the right venue for their wedding and the Crosby was it! It set the scene for their intimate, detailed wedding. Janette wore her grandmother’s wedding gown and her grandmother was there to see her walk down the aisle! (what a sentimental moment) Guests were greeted by signs made by Janette’s mom that pointed out to guests where to go. At the ceremony, guests could take a shawl to keep warm. The aisle was made out of fall leaves and adorned with lanterns glowing with candles. Janette’s mom painted the thumb print tree which guests enjoyed signing their name around. Each of the guests names were printed and stuck onto window panes, that Janette had collected. Recipes were shared, as the cake, was grandma’s famous carrot cake. Yummy treats were also set out for guests to take throughout the evening, of course, recipes from both grandmas. What a gorgeous evening this was, just perfect for a fall themed wedding. The fireplace was certainly cozy too! Jason Ward did a wonderful job making sure he captured each and every detail.