We’re so excited to share this gorgeous Southern California wedding inspiration from Confetti Skies that was captured by Belinda Philleo Photography. This feature is part of a new series here on ELD, “What Does That Wedding Cost”, and you can learn more about this design (and yes, what it costs) here.
This team of Southern California wedding pros created two different looks, using a red and lavender color palette with an elegant style. These two looks are both based off of a $75,000 wedding budget- one for a guest count of 150, and one for a guest count of 100. Lush florals by Beautiful Savage Flowers, exquisite details, and a stunning color palette are just a few of our favorite elements from this inspiration. Aimee of Confetti Skies has a lot more information, so I’ll let her take over from here:
Our overall design concept for this wedding was rich lush fabrics mixed with beautiful, full florals and colors that would work well in the spring, fall, and winter seasons. For summer inspiration, we would go with more bright, vibrant colors. Purple is an amazingly versatile color and can go with many color combinations. For linen choices, we decided to go with textured linens as they cover such large portions of wedding guests view. Linens tend to be an afterthought of many couples, but they can really make a huge impact on your overall aesthetics. With the florals, we chose rich hues and full flowers such as peonies, roses and ranunculus. The lounge we chose had to be inviting and comfortable! You want somewhere for guests to sit and catch up if they need a break from dancing or to chat over some delicious dessert!
Starting with the 150 guest count and a $75,000 budget, the linens we used were a champagne shantung linen which gives off a subtle shine and depth with its texture. Layered on top of the linen is a gold rimmed glass charger, gold flatware, and colored glass water goblet. The menu is on shimmer paper and set on top of a deep purple velvet napkin. The florals are lush and have mostly roses with pops of peonies and ranunculus. The chairs used for this tablescape are the venue owned chiavari chairs included in the venue fee. The lounge area has a coffee table, couch, and two chairs for ample seating. Pillows add a an inexpensive pop of color to the lounge and creates an inviting atmosphere. The invitation suite is a standard, yet beautiful suite! You can do a lot with colors to enhance your invitation suite if it is not an area that you’re able to splurge on.
Now if you have the same budget with 100 guests, you have more room to play with regarding your decor. The upgrades to the tablescape bring your wow factor up a notch! We added an overlay to the shantung linen to create more opulence and texture. We also upgraded the china used to create detail and depth to each place setting. An amber colored champagne coupe was also added for another pop of color. The menu was printed on handmade paper for extra texture and detail. With the napkins, we kept the velvet texture, but added a floral sprig to each setting. Acrylic names were made for place cards and can double as a favor for guests. The chairs were upgraded to a chair with chic lines. As you can see, the florals include more peonies and ranunculus which are more expensive florals than the roses used. The lounge was amplified to include more decor pieces, a bench, larger pillow package, side tables, larger coffee table, and a rug to complete the look. The invitation suite included all handmade paper, wax seal, and envelope liner. This suite really sets the tone for the wedding day!
And one thing that stayed consistent between both looks (and budgets) was the bouquet. Aimee says, “Our pro tip is NEVER skimp on your bouquet. It should be special and it should be exactly what you envision.” We definitely agree!
Vendors who made it all happen…
Planning + Design: Confetti Skies // Floral Design: Beautiful Savage Flowers // Photography: Belinda Philleo Photography // Venue: La Ventura Event Center // Paper Goods: Jen Simpson Design // Upgraded Chairs: Signature Party Rentals // Tabletop + Lounge: Sundrop Vintage // Linens: Luxe Linen // Acrylic Names + Table Numbers: Happily Ever Etched