POPSUGAR Celebrity

A Wine Country Wedding Filled With Pin-Worthy Details

May 16 2014 - 9:09am

When it came to planning Courtney and Philipp's California casual wedding [1], attitude and feeling set the tone, rather than a distinct theme. Seeking a celebration that was relaxed yet elegant, vintage touches and pastel colors filled every detail of their outdoor wedding. A creative couple of sorts, the San Francisco locals, who met through work, opted for a Summer wedding.

With help from wedding planner Genevieve Roja from Lily Spruce [2], they decided to begin the planning process by drawing touches from the deco details on Courtney's dress. They then found a grand, carnival-like tent for the reception and a unique variety of flowers to inspire the color palette. From the hand-calligraphed invitations to the pastel linens, every part of the wedding planning seemed to reflect the ease of the couple, until their dream venue canceled — two-and-a-half weeks before the wedding!

Upset and in a rush to find a country venue to accommodate all that had been previously planned, the couple found Krug Winery [3], a stunning property with breathtaking grounds in St. Helena, CA, to come to the rescue. Creative accents like bell jars, refurbished vintage pieces, and cultural traditions completed the couple's earthy yet elegant wedding.

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Rather than a color scheme or theme, Courtney's dress set the tone for the wedding [5]. Inspiration from the dress's delicate deco touches began the planning process.

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The dress conveyed a sense of organic glamour, the theme depicted throughout the entire wedding [7].

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A close-up of the dress' intricate floral detail.

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Genevieve Roja, the wedding [10] planner, felt Courtney's dress was something that Daisy from the The Great Gatsby would wear.

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Rather than having a specific flower or arrangement in mind, the process began by first choosing plants and colors that the bride was drawn to.

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The flowers comprised mostly greens and creams with a touch of pinks and peaches that were carried throughout the ceremony and reception.

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A close-up of the rings that perfectly depict the personality of the couple (and wedding [14], too!).

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For the invitations the bride worked with Design des Troy [16], a San Francisco-based graphic design team. They also used a local, San Francisco-based
calligrapher to do all the address labels.

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The groom worked with a designer to make a custom guest book that mimicked the vintage script and theme of the wedding [18].

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The J.Crew bridesmaid dresses [20] were a similar sage-green color as the flowers.

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Keeping with the vintage-causal vibe of the wedding [22], the groomsmen added their own vintage flair with suspenders. Most of the guests arrived in deco-esque dresses, straw hats, and oxfords.

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The entire day was relaxed but still elegant.

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Fabric and flowers were a custom addition to the chuppah.

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The San Francisco couple met when Courtney was hiring Philipp, a native of Germany. After getting to know each other, they started dating and eventually tied the knot!

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Two-and-a-half weeks before the wedding [27], the original venue fell through. WIth a tent rental and a date set, Krug Winery [28] came to the rescue!

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Since Courtney is a holistic practitioner and Phillip is a photographer, together they are a very artistic and earthy couple — this was directly reflected in the details of their wedding [30].

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Rather than having a specific vision, the bride and groom began the planning process by emphasizing how they wanted their wedding [32] to feel. The tent from Zephyr Tents [33] was a strong design concept from the start.

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A vintage window was a creative (and inexpensive) way to display the menu.

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A rustic, hand-painted door displayed the table cards.

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The tent set the scene for a whimsical reception.

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It's never too late for a personal touch! At the last minute, the bride used these vintage-print tarot cards for table numbers.

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Going beyond the flowers, succulents and bird nests added a casual, down-to-earth vibe.

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Tillandsia air plants, a favorite of the bride, were a unique touch to the tablescape.

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Maria Philbin Floral Design [41] not only did the flowers, but also loaned out succulents from her personal home collection, as well as the bell jars, vintage votives, and birds' nests.

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Rather than having a grand bouquet that could overpower each table, bell jars and wood boxes created a unique centerpiece.

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The couple added their own touch with leftover invitation stock and asked the guests at the reception to write down what love means to them.

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Special clothespins in the wedding [45] colors were handmade by the bride's sister.

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A vintage train case rented from Lily Spruce held love letters filled with flowers to ensure the decorations kept within the winery's natural landscape.

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A chalkboard and wood boxes displayed the buffet of petit fours and other delights provided by Pacific Connection Catering [48].

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