You'll Love the Bright Colors and Tropical Bouquets in This Granola-Glam Wedding

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by Libby MacCarthy
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Libby MacCarthy
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A traditional wedding with a predetermined palette colors just wouldn't do for California couple Gillian and John. Working alongside the team of pros at Luxe Events in San Diego, the couple pulled off a "Granola-Glam" celebration at the San Diego Botanic Gardens, rich in bright colors ("I wanted every color of the rainbow. I didn't want to limit myself," says Gillian), and shimmery accents, with a few vintages touches mixed in for a rustic vibe.

Bunches of tropical flower in a spectrum of vibrant hues by Isari Flower Studio + Event Design lit up the reception tables and Gillian's king protea, berry and pincushion bouquet stole the show. Mismatched vintage chairs, a fabric ceremony backdrop and wooden ceremony benches brought a whimsical note to the ceremony and reception, while modern stationery with playful graphics by Elum Designs showed off Gillian and John's playful personalities.

She Wanders snapped up all of the day's details. See them all here and below!

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protea bridal bouquet | She Wanders |

tropical boutonnieres | She Wanders |
outdoor ceremony | She Wanders |
outdoor ceremony | She Wanders |
animal escort cards | She Wanders |

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Nicole Miller wedding dress | She Wanders |

bright reception centerpieces | She Wanders |
striped napkins | She Wanders |
first dance | She Wanders |

From the album: A Rustic Wedding at San Diego Botanical Gardens in Encinitas, California

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