Modern Vintage Weddings

A Romantic Outdoor Wedding with a Vintage Ice-Cream Themed Reception

CARMEN SANTORELLI PHOTOGRAPHY

There is so much to swoon over in today’s gorgeous English-garden meets Spanish-ranch wedding from Carmen Santorelli Photography, from the oh so beautiful colour palette, to the lush florals and romantic ceremony, to the vintage ice-cream themed reception (complete with vintage ice-cream scoop favours); it is a vision of loveliness from the very first image – so be sure to have your pinning finger ready before scrolling any further!

A Romantic Outdoor Wedding

I love seeing couples create a celebration that is unique as they are, and the beautiful Amber and her dapper groom Jason gave their romantic San Diego wedding an unforgettable personal spin with some fun and meaningful details. With a very clear idea of the style of wedding they wanted, the couple set out to find the venue and team to make their big day dreams a reality, and they hit the jackpot when they stumbled across the fabulous Amorology. I will let Amber tell you all about it…..

“Since we met and fell in love in San Diego (and because the weather is kind of spectacular) we decided it was the perfect place to start our lives together. I scoured the web and magazines for the perfect planner in that area, and that’s when I came across Heather and the Amorology team. I fell in love with a wedding they had created and knew I needed to work with them!

Flash forward a year and a few months later, our wedding day finally arrived and thanks to Amorology it was THE perfect day. I wanted the convenience of a hotel wedding without a cookie-cutter package. I waxed poetic about the merits of an indoor/outdoor English garden style wedding set against Spanish ranch architecture, and as impossible as that sounds they made the dream a beautiful reality (thanks for existing Rancho Valencia!) Everything was created in a palette of creams, copper, and lunar grey with touches of brass and accents of wood and simply everything was carefully designed to make it feel special and unique to us.”

Stars & Flowers Wedding Stationery Suite // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography

“Heather and the Amorology team brought in actual church pews for the outdoor ceremony.” And how beautiful do they look? Especially interspersed with those elegant chairs. Knowing it would be hot out there under the summer sun they also thoughtfully provided parasols for the guests.

Romantic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Vintage Church Pews and a Floral Chuppah // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic Outdoor Wedding Floral Chuppah // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography

The bouquets were a romantic mix of roses, chrysanthemum and camellia in the softest shades of creamy white, pink and vintage gold.

Romantic Rose Wedding Bouquets // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic Timeless Bridal look // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyGroom in a Tuxedo // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic First look // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic bridal bouquet of roses and dahlias // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography

“The moon cutout backdrop built from reclaimed wood that was a nod to a story about a boy and the moon that my mom told me as a little girl.” 

Romantic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Vintage Church Pews and a Floral Chuppah // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with a Floral Chuppah // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyGroom & Groomsmen in Tuxes // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography

The boys looked so stylish in their rented tuxes from Generation Tux “They got my wonderful husband, his groomsmen, and his father looking so sharp, so conveniently, on the big day! Thank you Generation Tux for introducing tuxedo rentals to the 21st century!”

Romantic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with a Floral Chuppah // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with a Floral Chuppah // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic Outdoor Wedding Ceremony with Vintage Church Pews // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic Fine Art Wedding Portraits // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography

“The free standing beer bar, with working taps, was aptly called “Rock Bottom” because we met at an after work happy hour at Rock Bottom Brewery in San Diego.”

Outdoor Wedding Bar // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyOutdoor Wedding Reception // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography

“Calligraphy place cards alluding to the moon sat at each place setting atop tin ceiling tiles that doubled as chargers.” And don’t you just love the addition of the golden amaranth to the centrepieces to bring out the touches of copper in the place settings?

Copper Wedding Place Setting // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic Garden Wedding Reception // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic Wedding Reception // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyTerracotta & Copper Wedding Place Setting // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyWedding Table Number // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyRomantic Rose Wedding Floral Arrangement // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyOutdoor Wedding Bar // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyWedding Reception Decor // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyWedding Reception Decor // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography

“To play to our love of ice cream we had vintage ice scream scoops to serve as table markers as well as lovely take home favors for our guests.”

Vintage Icecream Scoops Escort Cards // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyVintage Wedding Icecream Bar // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyVintage Wedding Icecream Bar // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli PhotographyVintage Wedding Icecream BarLaser cut Wedding Cake Topper // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography

Such beautiful photos by Carmen Santorelli! I especially love all those light infused portraits. A huge and heartfelt thankyou to Carmen for allowing me to share Amber & Jason’s wedding with you here on Chic Vintage Brides. If you love it, and her flawless fine art photography, as much as I do, you can see more of it in the gallery or over on Carmen’s website carmensantorellistudio.com, and you can also find and follow her on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Romantic Fine Art Wedding Portraits // Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography

If Amber & Jason’s romantic outdoor celebration has you swooning, then you might also want to check out this elegant affair with a hint of boho and this Summer stunner with its vintage travel themed reception. Or if it is Carmen’s fine art photography that has your heart a flutter, then be sure to take a peek at this dreamy modern vintage wedding inspiration in Serenity Blue, this styled shoot brimming with olde world romance and this woodland affair inspired by the elements – you will find all of these and more right here.

I don’t know about you, but I’m off to have another look…..

 

Amy

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Credits

Photography ~ Carmen Santorelli Photography // Venue ~ Rancho Valencia // Wedding Planning ~ Amorology // Floral Design ~ Oak And The Owl // Wedding Dress ~ Mira Zwillinger // Wedding Cake ~ Susie Cakes // Wedding Invitations ~ Lovely Paper Things // Hair & Makeup ~ 10.11 Makeup // Calligraphy ~ Twinkle And Toast // Lighting ~ Classic Party Rentals // DJ ~ Matt Phipps // Groom’s Attire ~ Generation Tux // Groomsmen Attire ~ Generation Tux // Backdrops ~ Backup Backdrops // Ceremony & Cocktail Hour Music ~ Trent Hancock // Chair Rentals ~ Abbey Party Rents // Gelato Bar ~ Bottega Italiana // Lounge & Tables & Ceremony Structure & Pew Bench Rentals ~ Found Vintage Rentals // Tabletop Rentals ~ Hostess Haven