This delightful garden wedding inspiration shoot comes to us from event planner Rachael Silard of Ruby & Rose, based in San Francisco, California! Here’s Rachael to tell us more:
The fabulous selection of vintage furniture was sourced from the burgeoning collection of Stephanie Berg at Rustic Romance Vintage Rentals in Santa Rosa. Stephanie has a great eye for vintage pieces that are not only pretty to look at but are also super comfortable, which is always an important consideration. When designing the tablescape, I knew I wanted to highlight the blue glassware, which is vintage Fostoria (the pattern is called Baroque) from my private collection. I love it because it gets more or less blue depending on the angle you’re viewing it from and has clean, elegant lines. Many years back my grandmother and aunt, who are glassware aficionados, started collecting pieces for me as they came across it at auctions and antique shows, and now I have a great collection.
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There were so many pretty areas we could have chosen to set up dessert, but when we saw that incredible orange tree dripping with fruit, we knew we’d found the right spot! The centerpiece of the dessert display was a three-tiered cake made by Jasmine de Lung of Jasmine Rae Bakery. Influenced by her urban San Francisco upbringing, Jasmine brings an incredible level of sophistication to her cakes by creating contrasting textures like her signature torn paper effect, a delicate sensitive look which she tempers by fraying the edges of thinly-rolled fondant.
The wedding gowns from Sarah Seven worked perfectly with our garden setting. Most of the gowns in their collection don’t have trains, giving them a romantic and elegant yet slightly more casual feel. What really elevated the bride’s look was the fine jewelry from Lang Antiques. We purposefully chose pieces that weren’t necessarily bridal in the traditional sense, to show how antique jewelry can be easily incorporated into a modern look. For the groom, we wanted his look to be tailored but not too formal, so we paired his dark green suit from Artful Gentleman with suede wingtips and a playful tie.
Lovely, thank you Rachael! For more information about Ruby & Rose, please visit their WeddingLovely Vendor Guide profile or head straight to their website.
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Planning and Design: Ruby & Rose
Floral Design: Lily of the Valley
Photography: Amy Spencer Photo and Three Thirds Visual
Vintage Furniture Rentals: Rustic Romance Vintage Rentals
Cake: Jasmine Rae Bakery
Letterpress Paper Goods: Lilikoi Design + letterpress
Fine Jewelry: Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry
Hair and Makeup: Artistry by Danika
Groom’s Suit: Artful Gentleman
Bride’s Gowns: Sarah Seven