Rachel and Allen tied the knot in one of the most beautiful celebrations of love and culture we've seen to date. Their wedding was recently featured on Magnolia Rouge and you'll see why in just a minute (find the feature here)! The SoCal couple, who initially wanted an outdoor barn wedding, decided on an elegant garden country club setting, incorporating traditional elements with a modern flair. They chose vibrant greens and golds as the primary wedding colors, which contrasted beautifully with the softness of the ivory blooms and blush details.
Rachel wore our Sophia for the ceremony and could not have looked more lovely. The gowns's botanical details were the perfect choice for the picturesque setting - plus it photographed beautifully outdoors! Scroll down to view the couple's wedding album, flawlessly captured by Czar Goss.
"On our 6th anniversary.. Allen gifted me a photo album of all our adventures throughout the years, and I was so touched that he had taken the time to put it together that I was completely surprised when I got to the last page which asked me to marry him, and I looked up to see him holding a ring box."
Finding the dress..
"Shopping for my wedding dress was one of my favourite parts of the wedding planning process, and I somehow ended up choosing three dresses. For the ceremony and first dance, I wore an Evelyn Bridal off-the-shoulder ballgown with embellished floral appliqués.. For the father daughter dance, I wanted to pay homage to our culture, and changed into a traditional Chinese red silk qipao with gold embroidered phoenixes and dragons. My last dress, aka my "party dress," was a strappy, tulle number.. I loved all my dresses!"
The bridesmaids dresses..
"I wanted my bridesmaids to feel amazing and be comfortable on the big day, and I looked at countless bridesmaid dresses for a look that would fit with the above, the theme, and also be affordable. I eventually settled on separates: gold tulle skirts, and ivory flutter cap sleeve tops with a plunging V in the back. They all looked elegant and beautiful, and the separates are timeless pieces they'll be able to wear again and again."
"We got so many compliments on our wedding flowers! Our florist used peonies, ranunculus, garden roses, hellebore, spray roses, spirea, and sweet pea to create a wild and overgrown, yet sweet and refined look. Our bouquets were mixed with sprigs of twigs and leaves, and shocks of orange, yellow, and light peach roses broke up the overall white and green palette..
We decided on high and low centerpieces for each table, and we had a stunning long floral tablescape at our head table that was propped up by clear stands to produce a floating effect."
Congratulations, Rachel and Allen!
Gown: Evelyn Bridal | Venue: Altadena Town & Country Club | Photography: Czar Goss | Planning & Design: Providence & Planning | Florals: City Flowers LA | Stationary: Pommely Design | H&MU: Kohnur Premier Beauty