Ashlee and Brenton’s Homespun Wedding

Ashlee and Brenton’s sweet June wedding was the embodiment of casual, effortless elegance. Actually, these adjectives just as well describe Ashlee, our lovely bride. At our first meeting Ashlee struck me as gentle, happy, and natural. Her wedding style just flowed forth from her personality, and we put together a design scheme centered around playful birds, feathers, nests, twigs, and lots of fun gardeny flowers. This wedding was not showy or glitzy, but intimate and full of rustic charm- perfect for her venue, the Talega Golf Club in San Clemente.

Their coordinator, Kerrie Underhill, is one of the hardest working gals in the biz. She orchestrated all the details of the day perfectly. She also makes a great vase commando when I come to pick up my rentals at the end of the night. Very rarely does a vase escape her watch. Thanks!

The talented Sarah K. Chen worked her magic once again. She has such a creative mind! The following images are from her newly designed blog.

Sarah K. Chen takes the most creative and charming pictures.  She saw that chandalier and thought, hmm, these should would look cool up there all tangled up.  Love it!

Ashlee’s dog gave me big smooches when I arrived. Such a cutie pie!

ashlee dog

Soft and dreamy, with pops of bright yellow and lime.

ashlee 1

ashlee dress

ashlee portrait

ashlee portrait 2

Happy flowers delivered in mason jars. Those ruffled tulips opened up beautifully just in time.

ashlee bm

bride and bm

bridal party

Brenton and the boys…


The ceremony took place in a quaint Spanish courtyard.

ashlee and dad

ceremony 1

I am quite fond of this arch- tangled branches dripping in florals with pint sized mason jar vases hanging from the top. Mason jars filled with snapdragons, lilies, hydrangea and craspedia accented the aisle.

ceremony 2

After the reception, the couple found some time to frolic in the grass as Sarah snapped some pics.

bride and groom

bride and groom 2

bride and groom 3

ashlee portrait 3

The bunnies also found some time to frolic in the grass.


I love how it looks like a bird was inside the cage and escaped, leaving some feathers behind.

card cage

There were actually 3 different centerpieces. The round tables had clusters of vases holding a particular flower (left: white oriental lilies, supergreen roses, and yellow china mums; right: white hydrangea, buttery yellow stock, and lime spider mums). The look was unifed by a fiddle fern heart in each vase. The longer banquet tables held oblong mixed arrangements and hurricanes containing coffee bean and pillars. The burlap runners added some texture and earthy color to the tables.


My assistants topped this elegant cake with spray roses, freesia, scabiosa pods, tulips, fiddle fern, and a little nest they whipped up out of curly willow.


Those upside down vases in the background would later be platforms to display some of the aisle arrangements. Yay for double duty!


The arch flowers were dismantled and placed on the sweetheart table.


Talk about instant gratification! Guests could take their photobooth pictures with them as mementos of the evening.

photo booth prints

Thank you Ashlee and Brenton for letting The Treasured Petal run with your vision! May your married life be just as sweet and cozy as your wedding!

Thanks again to Sarah K. Chen for this sneak peek! I’m excited to see the rest!


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4 Responses to “Ashlee and Brenton’s Homespun Wedding”

  1. Rachel (Heart of Light) Says:

    The whole wedding is gorgeous and those flowers are divine!

  2. Jenny {Zenobia Studios} Says:

    Beautiful shots! LOVE the shoes in the chandelier!

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