Tawnae and Eric invited 150 guests to watch them tie the knot at the Flower Fields in Carlsbad, California, on April 20, 2019—the day before Easter. “I’ve always wanted to get married on Easter, so there never was a question as to what my perfect backdrop was,” the bride says. “I envisioned combining all my favorite things about [the holiday]; friends, family, tons of chocolate, and pastels, [all wrapped] into one day.”
The venue played right into their holiday-inspired color palette: Rows of pink, yellow, and white flowers were in full bloom outdoors. Inside, the barn space was filled with decorative nods to Easter—like colorful lounge furniture and fun flower box installations—including a kids’ table with pillows to sit on. They teamed up with Heather Balliet from Amorology to pull off a “Spring in Her Step” themed event, complete with accents of deep emerald and rose gold.
The main invitation was letter-pressed with gold and featured a flower design (as a nod to the venue). Dark green RSVP envelopes were emblazoned with custom stamps of the couple’s cats, Bowie and Joey.
Deciding on the perfect dress for 13 bridesmaids was one of the most difficult parts of the planning process, says Tawnae, so she allowed for a little variety. Each woman chose a different floor-length gown from Lulus either in muted Easter pastels, like sky blue and blush, or chose richer-toned shades, to speak to the jewel tones in the palette.
Eric’s eight groomsmen wore emerald green tuxedos from Friar Tux and brown shoes. Their boutonnières featured ranunculus, wax flower, and a rust-colored leaf for a pop of color.
For the ceremony, emerald green- and burnt sienna-hued velvet chairs faced the colorful flower fields in the distance. A stunning floral arch, created by Native Poppy, was placed at the end of the aisle, while potted flower arrangements ran its length.When it was time for the reception to begin, guests made their way towards a wall emblazoned with the on-theme phrase, “A Tisket, A Tasket,” where several Easter baskets held wooden eggs; guests’ names and table assignments were written on them in white calligraphy.
The reception took place inside the property’s Paul Ecke Barn, where flower installations hung from the ceiling and a mix of long and round wood tables, draped in velvet linens, were set up. The velvet chairs from the ceremony were brought into the area, providing an additional pop of color to the already-bright space.Each place setting featured a sea foam green dinner plate, white-and-gold speckled salad plate, copper flatware, yellow wine glass, gold napkin, and berry Champagne coupe (with an edible pansy flower inside)—a chocolate bunny and a mini carrot finished off the look.
Tawnae and Eric shared their first dance as a married couple to “Whistle for the Choir” by The Fratellis. It had been their song since their first date. This Easter wedding designed by Amorology had all the whimsy and love that Easter truly represents.
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Photography, Lucy Munoz
Venue, Carlsbad Flower Fields
Event planning and design, Heather Balliet, Amorology
Flowers, Native Poppy
Invitations, Twinkle and Toast
Paper Products, Epoch Designs
Bride’s Gown, Flora Bridal
Bride’s Veil, The Dress Theory
Bride’s Earrings, Anthropologie
Bride’s Shoes, Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids’ Dresses, Lulus
Hair & Makeup, Sarah Beauty Bespoken
Groom’s Suit, The Black Tux
Groomsmen’s Suits, Friar Tux
Catering, Root Cellar Catering
Cake, Hey There Cupcake
Rentals, Folklore Vintage Rentals
Backdrops and Installations, Backup Backdrops
Bar Services, PTY
Cocktail Truck, Bubbles and Brew