A Formal Outdoor Autumn Wedding in California
Anna and Mason
Anna and Mason leave the church. Anna wears a Vera Wang dress and carries a bouquet of orange roses. Mason's tuxedo is by Brooks Brothers.
For the invitation, Anna chose a simple, elegant style.
The Bridal Party
The bridesmaids' dresses are by Vera Wang. Their bouquets all have viburnum berries and the same palette, but are each made from different flowers.
The ceremony reflected the couple's very different backgrounds. Mason grew up in a Quaker home and Anna was raised Catholic, so the Jesuit priest conducted a full Catholic Mass that incorporated a Quaker ceremony in the middle.
The Wedding Certificate
Two neighbor children hold the Quaker wedding certificate, signed by every guest.
Business-card-size note cards were left out so guests could share advice and their hopes for the newlyweds.
The table settings Anna chose had an autumnal color scheme.
The table numbers were calligraphed in chocolate-brown ink.
The cake was adorned with sari roses, marigolds, and virbunum berries and set on a stand made of terra-cotta tile.