The vision for this stunning wedding day was clear: Soft, pretty, romantic with a touch of whimsy and wink to vintage elegance.
Under the direction of Susanne Duffy from Crown Weddings, this vision was easily transformed into reality.
Meet Tara and Andy McMillin — long time sweethearts and an absolute joy to work with.
I had the pleasure of getting to know Tara several months before the big day when she first came to the J Grace studio to plan a perfect save the date and continued to design for this extraordinary couple to craft vintage inspired wedding invitation suites and all reception paper goods. Using a palette of ivory, blush, champagne and our favorite discovery of 2012 – -a gorgeous cocoa hued lace imported from France, all of their stationery easily came together. A custom wedding logo was also created and first introduced in their save the date and then carried all the way through to their gorgeous custom dance floor provided by Platinum Pro.
With more than 300 guests in attendance, the team from Jennifer Cole Florals filled the grounds and Grand Ballroom at the Rancho Bernardo Inn with breathtaking florals, lace accents and candlelight.
Many thanks to True Photography Weddings for sharing these images from this magical day.
Question: What’s black, white, red and glamorous all over????
Answer: The amazing wedding of Doug and Linda Moriarty.
What a privilege it was to work with this beautiful couple and play a small part in their stunning wedding held at the Park Hyatt Aviara in Carlsbad California.
I was introduced to Doug and Linda through their wedding planner Catherine Bachelier- Smith of CBS Weddings about a year before their big day and fell instantly in love with this extraordinary couple. With a clear vision of creating a glamorous black tie event utilizing a simple color palette of red, white and black, we went to work.
J Grace began by designing what would become the signature motif for the happy couple and first introduced it in their darling save the dates. This flourish design and custom monogram was later carried through in all elements of their event stationery. A favorite project of 2012 was designing a couture invitation suite combining silk, swarovski crystals and etched glass. To compliment the invitation, J Grace designed coordinating pieces including custom black and white pocket escort cards with a small crystal ball embellishment, luxurious silk wedding menu folios and table numbers featuring hundreds of small swarovski crystals to form the numbers against black silk easels — Va Va Voom. Thanks to Platinum Pro for transforming their signature motif into one of the most dramatic dance floors yours truly has ever seen.