Liz and Molly’s romantic fall affair was held at Rancho Valencia in Southern California. Its pretty Spanish styling with terracotta walls and olive groves provided much of the inspiration for the wedding design. With so many pretty spaces at the venue, HauteFêtes wanted to maximize each area while incorporating cultural traditions that were important to the couple for each wedding day event. Since Liz is Jewish and Molly is Catholic, they were open to a creative take on the ceremony set up while adhering to tradition. For an intimate and lush ceremony, Plenty of Petals helped to install a beautiful Chuppah draped with rose-terracotta chiffon—reminiscent of Rancho Valencia’s walls—covering it with clusters of beautiful blooms as if growing up from the ground.
For the reception, inspired by a fall palette of dusty rose, taupe, and caramel, the vendor team designed a warm and inviting atmosphere, layering traditional touches such as warm velvet linens, wood tables, and vintage crystal, china, and silver with fun, playful details like knot-tied napkins and pretty customized floral menus by Design House of Moira. In keeping with the Spanish influences of the venue, a beautiful wrought iron gate with escort cards hand-tied with rose-colored ribbon welcomed guests to take their seats.
As a further homage to their traditional side, Liz and Molly performed their first dance to Christina Aguilera’s “I Turn to You” and then each bride danced with her father, followed by a raucous Hora which got everyone onto the dance floor. It was the perfect ending to the perfect day that was in every way a reflection of Liz and Molly.