A Vintage Garden Wedding in Encinitas, CA

The Bride Jami Lenham, 32, an elementary school teacher  The Groom Eric Saville, 34, a landscape contractor The Date April 9  Jami and Eric created a

The Bride Jami Lenham, 32, an elementary school teacher The Groom Eric Saville, 34, a landscape contractor The Date April 9 Jami and Eric created a vintage theme at their garden celebration by incorporating family heirlooms and antique birdcages into the décor.

The couple made a donation to an organization called the Alliance for Language and Literacy (ALL) for Deaf Children instead of giving traditional favors. However, each person received a box that informed them of the donation and included a chocolate shovel inside. We chose this organization because I have two deaf parents and wanted to give back to the deaf community, says Jami. And since I am a teacher myself, giving to deaf children made the most sense to me.
The custom invitations were printed in the wedding colors and featured a small Meadowlark to tie into the garden venue.
The centerpieces were a mix of flowers and birdcages--half of the tables had birdcages with flowers attached and candles inside while the other half of the tables had potted flowers surrounded by candles.
Birds appeared everywhere in the decor, from the tiny birdhouses that held the table cards to the vintage birdcages that were used as chandeliers.
Jami and Eric cut into a small chocolate cake that was topped with two tiny birds and fresh flowers.
The escort cards were designed like mini I Spy game cards; guests had to find their table according to the picture noted on their cards.
The couple wanted to please all their guests, so in lieu of traditional cake they served a variety of cupcakes in flavors like chocolate peanut butter, red velvet and dark chocolate raspberry.
Guests matched their escort cards with the whimsically named tables.
The bridesmaids carried bouquets filled with garden roses, ranunculus, anemones and gooseneck.