1.20.2011

AE Wedding in Mendocino: Kelle+Gregg

Check out our new wedding posted on 100 Layer Cake today. Here's a bit more of the back story for you to enjoy as well.







Kelle and Gregg were married on Labor Day weekend in a non-traditional water ceremony on a golden Mendocino bluff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. The couple’s children were an integral part of the ceremony, reflecting the significance of the joining of their two families. The groom was actually escorted down the aisle by his two sons, toting their younger sister in a red Radio Flyer wagon, while Kelle made her way down the aisle with her father and her favorite P!nk song playing in the background.

Following the ceremony, guests were invited to Spring Ranch for the reception. They cocktailed inside the property’s nineteenth century barn, followed by dinner in a Zephyr sperry cloth tent. They dined on Zephyr’s handmade wooden farm tables, which Natalie Bowen artfully decorated with deeply hued flowers, unique pieces of driftwood and quite a few succulents in varying shades of green and purple. To develop the color palette, Kelle drew her inspiration from the wine country’s deep reds, burgundy and plum tones, reflecting the upcoming fall season. These hues were mostly incorporated through the linens and flowers, bringing an element of color to the woodsy, ornate venue, which is decorated with some red tones of its own.

One of the really unique things about the Spring Ranch property is the owner’s incredible collection of antiques from around the world. Kelle and Gregg absolutely love his eye for vintage and thought it would be fun to tie in some of those elements throughout the wedding. So the AE Planning + Design team went to work collecting some old doors, wrought iron pieces and vintage medicine bottles and tins from the property to use as d├ęcor components. The bottles and tins were great centerpieces for the cocktail tables inside the barn, while a decorative piece of ironwork made a perfect focal point for the escort card table, with a few succulents strewn into it.

The paper materials, designed by Hello Lucky, were tied together with the couple’s wedding logo, “out of many, one,” and their RSVP cards featured pictures of their kids giving a thumbs up or thumbs down to reply. Rather than asking for gifts, Kelle and Gregg thought it would be fun to ask their guests to give their best marital advice, which was displayed on a khaki linen pinboard at the wedding reception. This proved to be a pretty hilarious exercise, which led to plenty of things for people to talk about.










Planning and Design: Yours truly, AE Planning + Design
Photographer: Kate Webber
Florist: Natalie Bowen
Catering: Jessica Lasky Catering
DJ: DJ Sol
Paper Materials: Hello!Lucky
Rentals: Classic Party Rentals, Zephyr Tents, La Tavola Linen
Hair and Make-Up: Neja Cosmetics
Croquembouche: Mendo Cakes

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