In June 2018, my husband and I got married in Santa Barbara, CA in the dreamiest of wedding venues. Of course I'm biased because it was my own wedding, but the Dos Pueblos Orchid Farm is the perfect wedding location if you're looking to get married on the west coast and love a boho/rustic vibe.
In today's post, I'm walking you through the tablescape design I did for our wedding. Of course, none of this would have been possible without Tyler Speier who was our wedding planner! He was the one who introduced us to the venue, and he meticulously executed every. single. detail of our day. He's on the ball, detail oriented, and made planning our wedding from New York feel like a breeze. Plus, he also happens to be a really kind human being. If you're reading this and looking for a wedding planner, email him right now! His team loves to travel and is now taking on weddings all across the country.
The images above were my inspiration photos for the table design. There were 3 main considerations I took into account when thinking about how I wanted to design this:
I knew I loved the boho vibe, but I also wanted it to be timeless and not too trendy.
I wanted it to be simple and to let the greenhouse itself be the highlight of the design
I wanted to pull from colors from the setting of the farm itself
I was pretty keen on incorporating blue into the design somehow. It felt like the obvious choice because of the ocean views, but then I found the image of the blue thistle flowers and was pretty much set on blue from that point forward. Plus I discovered these super fun blue glasses and knew immediately that they were the perfect way to tie the blue together.
THE CONCEPT BOARDS
Here's the design scheme that I pulled together on photoshop and sent to Tyler to work his magic!
We opted for teak chargers with white dinner plates and gold cutlery. I love how the chargers kept in line with the rustic vibe and made the whole setup feel just that little bit more laid-back, while still being formal. The rosemary sprigs were another easy decision because the venue actually grows fresh rosemary right on the farm!
As far as the greenery vs. florals decision for the table, I opted for greenery with a few smaller floral arrangements and candles subtly mixed in . I really wanted the greenhouse to be the star of the show and we had picked out beautiful antique chandeliers to hang over the center table. In light of this, I just wanted something that would guide your eye down the center of the table, but not act as a distraction.
The menus were created by Jessica Yee Calligraphy and were inspired by the ocean since our venue had such a wonderful view of it! She also did all of the placeholders, which doubled as personalized hand-written cards to every one of our guests. It took my husband and I many, many evenings of writing to get through all of the notes, but they were so well received by our guests which made it worth every second and hand cramp!
In the end, I was overjoyed with how it all turned out. Walking into the greenhouse and greeting our guests for dinner was totally surreal - Tyler executed everything exactly as we had hoped. Seeing it all come together in real life was magical! My only regret is that it only lasted one evening :)