March 10, 2011



Yipee! We are in need of memories of bright, sunshiny days and the promise that Spring is right around the corner. If you are too, then Roselyn and Ben’s farm inspired wedding is just the fix! The couple recently had their one year anniversary, so what better time to post details of the sweet soiree!? What makes it even yummier is the fact that it was featured on Green Wedding Shoes !

Roselyn + Ben’s wedding was centered around happy memories from the couple and of course created more amazing memories for everyone who was involved. Our initial inspiration for the wedding came from some of the bride’s fondest memories, which could be traced back to her time spent on her Grandpa’s farm. We knew that Strawberry Farms in Irvine would be the perfect venue for a gorgeous farm inspired wedding!

We played around with the farm concept even further by having guests names and seating printed and planted into crates filled with soil. Guests searched through troughs of carrots, sunflowers, strawberries, green beans, raspberries, and heads of lettuce to find what table they would be sitting at.

We also wanted to hint at the bride & groom’s occupations and where their love first started growing, at an elementary school. With this in mind, we designed the table names to encompass their current jobs as teachers, as well as fond childhood memories of their own. Using old pictures from time spent on the farm we played upon simple descriptions like “little brown farmhouse”, “big yellow tractor” and “rusty bucket” for the table names that we created. This helped bring a playful childlike component to the reception.

Handmade “little jam jar favors” with custom labels greeted guests at each place setting. There were of course lots of other fun handmade projects that we brought in to the affair like custom table runners, made by the bride’s mom, that matched the custom cake boxes we created to display the beyond cute cake. Darling little rosettes made by the Pincushion Princess also added a touch of whimsy when attached to the centerpiece wooden crates and the bridesmaids dresses. The wooden crates were filled with gorgeous & lush centerpieces of ac
acia, kale, roses, ranunculus, cherry blossom, and geranium leaf. The beautiful florals created by Twigg Botanicals helped set the tone for the reception.

Another element that brought some fun to the reception was the vintage inspired sippin’ soda fountain, where we had rows and rows of old-fashioned, brightly bottled sodas and root beer floats for guests to take and enjoy! Guests helped themselves to a “Strawberry Patch” cupcake bar, where we displayed cupcakes adorned with cute strawberry graphics. They were definitely “yum” and “sweet!” Guests were not only treated to sweets, but also the In N’ Out truck, a favorite eatery of the couple’s! Who wouldn’t be happy with a double-double? What really sent the night over the edge with awesomeness was the square dance caller. Sounds crazy, but everyone had a great time trying to “do sa do!”

Photographer: Gideon Photography
Caterer: Evans Catering
Event Designer: Amorology
Floral Designer: Twigg Botanicals, Amorology
Reception Venue: Strawberry Farms
Paper Goods + Invitations: Brightly Designed
Cinema and Video: NP Films
Cake Designer: Susie Cakes
DJ: Dustin O’Malley

Thanks so much to Jen over at Green Wedding Shoes for posting the wedding and to Jimmy for taking such wonderful shots and helping make the memories last forever! Happy Anniversary Roselyn + Ben!!

Strawberry Farms Forever…