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An At-Home Wedding in Coto de Caza, California

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Renee & Michael in Coto de Caza, California
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Renee found her stationery on Wedding Paper Divas. The invitations had a traditional look with formal typeface and a subtle "Secret Garden" theme. For a more embellished look, Renee pasted the details card to ivory cardstock and sealed each envelope with a wax seal.
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Renee's gown was a classic satin fit-and-flare style by Paloma Blanca with a sweetheart neckline, draped bodice and a ruffled chapel-length train.
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The bridesmaids wore two-toned, strapless dresses with sweetheart necklines.
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Renee's bouquet was filled with ivory roses and peonies mixed with green orchids, hypernicum berries, mums and berzelia that added texture and depth to the arrangement, as well as a fresh pop of color.
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Scabiosa and a sprig of rosemary added an element of texture to Michael's white calla lily boutonniere.
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The couple wanted to incorporate their heritage into their wedding as much as possible. In the Czech Republic, where Michael's family originates, rosemary is a traditional component of wedding celebrations. For the escort cards, Renee printed the names of each guest on seed packets filled with rosemary seeds. The packets were then attached to a pop ...
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Potted moss numbers marked each of the reception tables.
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The reception took place in backyard of Renee's family home in Coto de Caza, California. The lush greenery of the space was the inspiration for the wedding's "Secret Garden" theme. To highlight the beauty of the space, the couple stuck with a white and ivory color palette, adding in pops of silver and dark green for a hint of color. Tall centerpiec ...
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Mercury glass pedestal vases were filled with ivory roses and green hydrangea for simple-yet-elegant centerpieces. Rose petals were scattered across the table for a romantic touch.
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Silver chargers with decorative borders were placed at each seat. The plates complemented the silver table accents and had a formal feel.
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A framed "Mr. and Mrs." sign hung from the front of the head table where the newlyweds sat.
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The simple two-tier cake was displayed on a decorative silver cake stand with bunches of fresh ivory roses and hydrangeas.
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The couple made their grand entrance in an antique car - not without some difficulty. "Right when we got to the point where all of the guests could see us, the car got stuck on a hill and wouldn't budge. Ten to fifteen guests jumped out of their seats and ran to push the car up the hill. IT ended up being a really special moment and makes us laugh  ...

Renee & Michael in Coto de Caza, California

Renee and Michael celebrated their nuptials at the home of Renee's parents in Coto de Caza, California. The couple chose a "Secret Garden" theme for the day, inspired by the lush greenery and florals that surrounded the home's backyard. An ivory and white color palette with pops of green and silver gave the decor an understate elegance, while lush florals and handcrafted moss accents tied into the garden-inspired theme.
- Libby MacCarthy
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