I love it when couples incorporate their own traditions and cultures — and watching this bride wear both a stunning traditional Vietnamese wedding dress for her tea ceremony and then change into a beautiful ivory wedding gown for the Western ceremony shows that weddings can do it all. The whole tent wedding had a classic feel with a whimsical and sparkly touch — and the flowing wildflowers and peonies from Adorations Botanical Artistry helped tie it all together. Check out the FULL GALLERY from Acqua Photo to see how this wedding nailed traditional elegance with a rustic and ethereal twist.
Whymsy Garden Style for a Tent Wedding
"We wanted a whimsical garden wedding with lots of textures and colors but still remains classic with little pops of sparkles. Our colors were moss green, purple, blush, and gold. We chose Rancho Valencia for their rustic Spanish atmosphere and their delicious food."
Wild and Elegant Wedding Flowers
"I am a big fan of LaVonne’s work, the first time I saw her centerpieces at a dinner I went to with my friend, I knew I wanted LaVonne to arrange my wedding flowers. We did not want to stay with the traditional tight ornate flower arrangements. I wanted free forms, with twists of vines, wildflowers, and some traditional wedding flowers like peonies."
One Wedding Cake isn't Enough
"We wanted a simple but tasty wedding cake. Instead of having one large cake we opted for three smaller cakes, a Japanese inspired Gateaux Aileen (berries, cream, and a layer of cheesecake), a classic Lemon chiffon, and a Bavarian Chocolate cream cake. Amongst the small cakes, there were also bite-sized desserts."
"Michael wanted a well fitted classic tuxedo while I wore a classic A-line dress. We went with classic looks because we wanted that to show in our photos to be cherished for years to come. By the end of the night, we changed into something a bit more simple and modern."
VENDORS Photography: Acqua Photo | Venue: Rancho Valencia Resort and Spa | Event Planning: Thomas Bui Lifestyle | Floral: Adorations Botanical Artistry | Videography: Anthology Films | Wedding Cake: Michele Coulon Dessertier | Rentals: Found Vintage Rentals | Linens: Wildflower Linens | Hair: Kira Pinski | Makeup: DUY LY | Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren | Bride's Shoes: Gucci | Linens: Luxe Linen | Accessories: Justine m couture | Tent: Zephyr Tents | DJ: Luxury Entertainment Group | Submitted via: Matchology