Saturday, December 13, 2008

A Wedding! Garret and Karyn at Casa Romantica

I cannot believe that I have not posted this wedding yet, seen that it took place in August of 2007! Garret and Karyn are dear friends of ours and I was honored not only to help plan the wedding, but also to be a bridesmaid (alongside of my husband who was one of the best men). I cannot leave out that I was also 7 1/2 months pregnant! It was quite and adventure and, trust me, you do not want to see how big my ankles were at the end of that day! Funny story: I wore heels for the ceremony but just couldn't take it anymore about half way through, so during a prayer, I carefully stepped out of them and stood barefoot for the rest of the ceremony. Hopefully no one noticed that I was 3 inches shorter!

Garret and Karyn's wedding took place at Casa Romantica in San Clemente- a sweet historical cottage overlooking the pier. Their wedding was very them- beautiful reds and oranges wrapped up in a Tuscan feel, including the use of food in the decor. They love good food and wine and went to Italy on their honeymoon, so it was very fitting and it turned out beautifully!

Here is a look into their wedding day, with photos by the amazing Amy Squires .

I absolutely adored Karyn's Melissa Sweet dress. Look at the detail on the back:

Flowers by Flair Event and Floral Design:

The Ceremony:
I love that Amy caught this moment! Garret always kisses Karyn's hand after a prayer. It is so sweet!

During the ceremony, they washed each other's feet as a reflection of Jesus washing his disciples' feet. It was very unique and moving. A bit of inside info: we actually practiced this a couple of times before the wedding to make sure it went smoothly :)

For the reception, we wanted to fit everyone outside in the courtyard, so we set the tables up in a large U-shape. It work out really well- guests loved the layout!

Centerpieces contained mixed hurricanes, manzanita branches, artichokes, grapes and loose roses. I loved it!

The cake, made by Jackie Mills (contact me for her information if interested):

A few more details:

I am using my better judgement and am not going to post a picture of my huge pregnant self in a dress that did not fit (It had to be a size 16 to fit around my belly and the alterations were terrible). However, I'll give you a little peak. Amy caught my niece taking a picture of me with my mom & sister:

The rest of the vendor team:
*Catering: Iva Lee' s (Delicious! One of my absolute favorites!)
*DJ: Fly By Night
*Valet: Best Valet
*Officiant: Pastor Don Smith of Christ Community Church


Anne said...

What a pretty wedding. The color combination is just so rich, so beautiful. I especially adore those bouquets. Thanks for posting.


My Sweet & Saucy said...

Love that last photo! To answer your questions about the cookies, the icing is royal icing. Hope you have a Merry Christmas!