Allure Wedding: Kate and AJ's Pretty Outdoor Fete

One of my very favorite weddings last year was featured on I Do Venues today.  I worked with LA couple Kate and AJ to plan their Northern California celebration for almost a year and I truly enjoyed every minute of it!  Their wedding at the Rengstorff House in Mountain View was on a gorgeous Fall day and it was everything we had envisioned.  Check out some of the beautiful photos by Gavin Farrington, and my description as seen on the I Do Venues post.

Kate and AJ wanted a traditional, classic, and laid back wedding. Their first priorities were fun and family, and they wanted to dine outside with candle light and strung lights that provided the ambiance. The historic Victorian The Rengstorff House in Mountain View provided the manicured lawns and brick patio for the outdoor ceremony and reception, The Other Woman catering company provided the strung IPLs and delicious gourmet BBQ and mac & cheese, and Kate and AJ hosted family and friends and plenty of kids on their big day. The overall look was fresh and pretty, with monochromatic white flowers and touches of clustered baby’s breath accenting the clean, crisp green grounds of the property. Gavin Farrington caught gorgeous golden light as the sun set over the water and reserve. The wedding was filled with hilarious and touching toasts, several servings of seconds, simple personal touches and more hugs, kisses, and high fives than I’ve ever seen before at a wedding. Kate and AJ were a dream to work with and they got their dream wedding!

Wedding Credits: Venue -Rengstorff House at Shoreline Reserve in Mountain View, CA; Photographer -  Gavin Farrington; Wedding Planner and Designer – Christy Daly Matthews, Allure Consulting; Flowers: Shawna Futagaki, Flower Divas; Caterer and Lighting: The Other Woman Catering; Cake and cupcakes: Frost Cupcake Factory

A Wedding Planner's Happy Place

Hi!  I am nearing the end of my wedding season this year and I'm starting to review all of the beautiful pictures of my 2012 events.  I love looking through the albums that my photographers send me and I can't wait to share everything here!  For now, I have a little sneak peek of Kate and AJ's wedding at the Rengstorff House in Mountain View.  I coordinated and designed this wedding from start to finish and seeing Kate and AJ so happy was one of the highlights of my year.

Kate and AJ wrote their own vows, and there wasn't a dry eye on the lawn.  Their best friends toasted them during dinner and the laughs and tears started again.  It was truly a love-filled event and being a part of it all reminded me why I am a wedding planner.  Seeing couples take it all in is the best part of my job, and a part of my life I am so very grateful for.

I look forward to sharing more of Kate and AJ's beautiful wedding on my blog later in the year.  Stay tuned!

Fresh and Simple: Allure Wedding in Shoreline sneak peek

chalkboard DIY wedding Hi there!  September is full of Allure weddings and I am thrilled to share some of my Instagram pics from last weekend's wedding at the Rengstorff House in Mountain View.  It was a gorgeous day, and a truly perfect wedding.  I am so fond of this couple--Kate and AJ--and I can't wait to share more of their wedding with you once I get pictures from their awesome photographer, Gavin Farrington.  Including shots of the happy couple themselves!

 

 

 

Centerpiece by Flower Divas.  I LOVE them!