For the reception, we used a khaki linen (a nice neutral to pop all the colors off of) and red napkins. I tied red gingham around the napkins and tucked in cornflowers and nigella.


Doesn’t nigella look like fireworks?


For centerpieces I used mini watering cans, quilted mason jars and terra cotta pots. Flowers included dahlias in red, white, and yellow, daisies, yarrow, blue thistle, and cornflower. Alisa’s mom made the quilting squares for the tables which she later turned into a wedding quilt.


For table numbers, I spray painted the terra cotta with chalk board paint and wrote the number in red chalk.


At Alisa’s and Tim’s seats I placed petite blue bottles and tucked in a red lollipop dahlia. I got the bottles from the Pasadena flea, I think they originally held bitters.


A few oversized ballooms marked the sparkler table and kept the little ones entertained.


For dessert, Enjoy Cupcakes came and brought their delicious and adorable treats.


Seriously, the prettiest and tastiest cupcakes know to man.


And of course, it all ended with a heart! Congratulations again to Alisa and Tim!

Special thanks to all the vendors:

Photography: Beaux Arts Photographie by Kirsten Ellis

Venue: McCormick Home Ranch in Camarillo, California

Month-of coordination: Cynthia Beard for Kelly Oshiro Design

Bride’s dress / shoes: Paloma Blanca / Angela Nuran

Bridesmaid dresses: J.Crew

Suit rentals: Friar Tux

Flowers: Kelly Oshiro Design

Officiant: Rabbi Rochelle Robins

Catering: DJ’s California Catering

Cupcakes: Enjoy Cupcakes

DJ: Ian Gotler for Red Shoe LA

Sparklers: Sparkle



Oh my goodness, what a DELIGHTFUL celebration! And so much 4th of July inspiration! Sometimes I forget how much I adore red. 🙂 Lovely event, and loooooved all the gorgeous flowers.

Wonderful reception and lovely post!