Emerald green, deep plum, and pops of vibrant fuchsia come together magnificently in this jewel tone wedding that is sure to wow! When Colleen and Ben couldn’t quite articulate the exact look they were going for, Wanderlust Weddings and Events stepped in to help. The result was a subtly seasonal celebration with industrial chic vibes and a rich, luxurious color palette. After a traditional Catholic ceremony in the same church the bride’s grandparents were married in 64 years earlier, the swanky soiree began. Guests were greeted by cascading greenery dripping from the ceiling courtesy of The Farmer’s Daughter Flowers as well as Edison bulb light fixtures, both of which helped to set the mood. A mix of wooden farm tables and round ones were both dotted with emerald green napkins to match the gorgeous velvet Jenny Yoo gowns worn by the bridesmaids. Menu cards with wax seals from Elan Creative Co., acrylic table numbers, a copper pipe seating chart, and a floating cake display were just a few of the other note-worthy details. But there are plenty more and they were all beautifully captured by Tyler Norman Photography. Pastel brides, eat your heart out.
About the Couple
We met in college as next door neighbors living in the South Side! We started out as friends but soon became more than that after having our first unofficial date at Page Dairy Mart.
We had dated for five years and had recently moved into an apartment together in the Strip District when we planned a trip to Ireland. Knowing Ben loves a grand gesture, I was suspicious he would propose, but I wasn’t certain. We arrived for our first night at Waterford Castle. During a walk around the beautiful grounds, Ben got down on one knee and popped the question. It was just the two of us and so romantic – the perfect beginning to an amazing trip!
About the Wedding
From the beginning, we looked for a venue that offered a blank slate. We both love fall and wanted to be able to incorporate the season subtly into the food and drinks. We also wanted to bring in our own catering and alcohol. Bistro to Go’s pumpkin ravioli was a must!
I’m not the type of girl who dreamed of her wedding since childhood. So I turned to Ali, my wedding planner, for advice and guidance with vision. She was a huge help and coordinated everything on the big day.
My vision was along the lines of industrial chic. I loved the idea of mixed metals and jewel tones. My bridesmaids wore beautiful Jenny Yoo emerald green velvet gowns. My flowers from The Farmer’s Daughter included colorful bursts of vibrant fuchsia and deep plums. The heavy greenery cascading down from the venue’s ceiling paired with Edison bulb lighting created the perfect mood.
We couldn’t have been happier with how everything looked. We were stunned when Ali brought us inside for a quick sneak peak before the reception!
While we had an unforgettable evening dancing the night away with our friends and family, our favorite moment was the marriage ceremony. We chose Saint Paul Cathedral in Oakland because my grandparents were married there 64 years ago. I used to go there with my “Poppy” when I was a little girl and it holds a very special place in my heart. My grandparents both recently passed away and I wanted to honor the memory of their lasting relationship. Nothing compared to the walk down the marbled center aisle, especially with Ben waiting at the other end!