A Modern Peach-Colored Wedding in California
Kristen and Jon Paul
When Jon Paul moved to Atlanta nine years ago, he left the girl of his dreams back in Ohio. Only he didn't know it -- or her -- yet. "He grew up in Hudson, as I did," says Kristen. "But because of our age difference -- he's seven years older -- we never crossed paths." Their lives finally intersected on a trip home for Christmas, when his mother suggested he chat up the "cute girl" working at his sister-in-law's boutique. "He came in and invented an excuse to shop for a gift," says Kristen. "He continued to visit for the rest of the week." That spark turned into a fire that burned long distance for nearly a year, until Kristen joined Jon Paul in Georgia. Here, the newlyweds outside Our Lady of Guadalupe, their ceremony site.
The beautifully patterned stationery suite, all designed by the bride's sister, Laura Naples.
Place cards were calligraphed in peach by the bride's sister.
The Bride's Bouquet
Peonies, anemones, ranunculus, and sprigs of stylized lily grass make up the bouquet.
The beautiful bride surrounded by her bridesmaids.
Lily grass and orange orchids make up the boutonnieres worn by the groom and the groomsmen.
The groomsmen relax around the hotel's fire pit, where guests toasted s'mores.
Kristen and Jon Paul pose for a portrait taken by photographer Justine Ungaro.
Basking in the Sun
Kristen takes a moment to bask in the sun -- and pose for a lovely portrait by photographer Justine Ungaro
The Bride's Family
Kristen is flanked by her sister and niece.
The program coordinates with the rest of the stationery.
Husband and Wife
The pair seals their vows with a kiss.
Kristen leads her J.Crew-clad bridesmaids.
Kristen and Jon Paul take a break poolside at the Parker Palm Springs.
Some of the delicious appetizers served at the wedding reception.
The Happy Couple
The couple in front of the Parker Palm Springs Hotel, where they and 62 guests enjoyed the reception after the ceremony.
A grand and beautiful centerpiece adorns each table. The centerpieces were tree branches decorated with orange orchids and candles.
Location: Our Lady of Guadalupe (ceremony); The Gene Autry Residence at the Parker Palm Springs (reception)
Catering: The Parker Palm Springs
Flowers & Day-Of Event Planning: Artisan Event, Floral, and Decor
Stationery & Calligraphy: Laura Naples of Neapolitan
Music: Deejay Chris Paul
Wedding Photography: Justine Ungaro
Gown: Melissa Sweet
Menswear: JoS. A. Bank (suit); Burberry (tie)
Hair: Jose Neira Salon