24 Aug

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

WOW. I’m pretty much head-over-heels in LOVE with this vibrant & whimsical Garden Wedding that was both dreamed up and beautifully captured by talented photographers/friends Melanie Duerkopp and Stephanie Godfrey!

The inspiration behind this eye candy buffet? A cool vintage birdcage and a fabulous BCBG dress (which you will see in Part 2 when we cover all the wedding party fashion details – including some of the most creative boutonnieres I’ve seen yet!). For Part 1, though, read on to feast your eyes on some truly stunning images of the oh-so-charming tablescape and vibrant floral designs… (P.S. Don’t you think this would make for a fabulous bridal or baby shower table too?!)

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

Bright & Whimsical Garden Wedding {Part 1}

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CREATIVE DETAILS, as told by Melanie

“My friend Stephanie and I shot this stylized wedding together at my friend’s backyard in Kentfield, California. It was so much fun to shop and prep for this shoot!

The 1st piece we purchased was the birdcage – which was found at the Alameda Point Antiques & Collectibles Faire. Next we found an amazing pink, orange & gray “bridesmaid dress” at BCBG. These two pieces were the main inspiration for the rest of the shoot!

From there everything just fell together… Katie (the bride!) designed all the stationary for us. Erin created the Boutonnieres. I asked for one and she delivered 4…gotta love that! We found all the flowers at the San Francisco Farmers Market and San Francisco Flower Mart, and Stephanie and I collected old jars to use for about 6 weeks prior to the shoot.

For the dessert table we gathered a bunch of random goodies. The macaroons were from Paulette, doughnuts from KrispyKreme. We found the fabric at Discount Fabrics and the bride’s Katie’s jewelry at from Ruche. For Kerry (the bridesmaid!) we had her ring custom made in a little store in Woodland Hills. And the groom’s shirt and tie came from Café Coton.”

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VENDOR CREDITS:
– Creative Styling: Melanie Duerkopp and Stephanie Godfrey
– Photography: Melanie Duerkopp and Stephanie Godfrey

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8Comments

1
Kelly SAYS:

This is simply STUNNING! Makes me happy just looking at it!

Reply August 24, 2011 at 8:37 am

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Mindy SAYS:

I spy Anthro letters ;)

Reply August 24, 2011 at 8:38 am

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S. Miller SAYS:

Beautiful shoot in a beautiful setting! I really love those giant wicker balls having overhead too.

Reply August 24, 2011 at 8:40 am

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Michelle @ Chic Chesapeake SAYS:

Gosh this is gorgeous! I love the bold colors mixed with the rustic woods.

Reply August 24, 2011 at 10:47 am

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Margaret, Enrout SAYS:

Thanks for posting this Jen! I love weddings with bright and vibrant colors.

Reply August 24, 2011 at 12:43 pm

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Desiree Cherisse SAYS:

Gorgeous vintage birdcage! I love orange in fact it is the accent color for my wedding.

Reply August 24, 2011 at 11:31 pm

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Lorena SAYS:

What venue/location is this?

Reply December 16, 2011 at 5:10 pm

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Sydney SAYS:

I really love the white flowers in the pictures, both the large and small. Could you tell me what kind they are?

Reply September 2, 2013 at 3:53 pm

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