Teal and Coral Wedding With Succulents in Healdsburg by Off The Beaten Path Weddings

Succulent BouquetStephanie and Jeremy’s wedding was one of our absolute favorite events of 2013. With a stunning color palette, succulents galore, a great team to produce the design, and Matt Edge Photography there to capture it… How can you not be 120%, head over heels in love with this wedding?

Steph and Jeremy 1It truly was an honor for Off The Beaten Path Weddings to create this day for Steph + Jeremy. Everything from the earth-to-glass cocktails to the extra touches that made the event shine even more in our minds.

Steph and Jeremy 2The mercury glass, teal napkins, and even the vintage wood boxes are SINGING when combined with the perfect color palate and the perfect touch of simplicity.

Steph and Jeremy 3 Did we mention that the location was pure magic? A true dream on a summer night!Steph and Jeremy 4To make this day even better, Steph was kind enough to say a few words
about her experience with us…

steph and jeremy bride We had a wonderful experience and I would absolutely hire Mary Ellen and her team again! They did a fantastic job with our wedding from start to finish. Conceptually Mary Ellen and I were on the same page as far as styling, food selection and over “feel”. It was executed flawlessly. We flew up to meet with Mary Ellen 3 times (we live in San Diego) to do a site visit, pick out details at the showroom, food tasting and final overview. I was the type of bride that knew what I wanted from a big picture perspective but didn’t necessarily have every detail outlined and Mary Ellen did a great job of taking my vision and making it a reality beyond my imagination. Our guest still continually tell me how amazing, elegant, romantic, personalized and touching our wedding was. Everyone had a great time, raved about the food and kept saying over and over that they had never been to such a stunning wedding. As a bride, that was music to my ears. :)


steph and jeremy thank you

Credits: Event Production + Styling: Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Wedding Location: Healdsburg, CA / Photographer: Matt Edge Wedding Photography / Floral: Mary Ellen Murphy of Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Venue: Private Estate / Wedding Dress: Pronovias La Sposa / Shoes: Adrianna Papell / Veil: handmade by bride’s mother and grandmother / Jewelry: Banana Republic and Stella & Dot / Hair and Makeup: Veronica Passalacqua / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bill Levkoff / Flower Girl Dresses: J. Crew / Groom’s Suit: Indochino / Groomsmen Ties: The Tie Bar / Caterer and Wedding Cake: Off The Beaten Path Weddings / DJ: Walt Vega of Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Table and Chair Rentals: Wine Country Party And Events / Videographer: Dave Waldorf / Stationery: Rachel Thornton

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Bridechilla™ Tip #57

Tip #57 – How to be a BRIDECHILLA™ by Off The Beaten Path Weddings – Make the love of your life smile before you even walk down the aisle with this chill idea!

Love-noteThings you’ll need:

  • Flower girl
  • Pen
  • Paper
  • And a few sweet words of LOVE

Chances are you already have 75% of these things, so all you need to know now is what to do with them. Remember, this will take you 5 minutes to do and it can even wait until the day of your wedding (yes, this is a procrastinator friendly tip!) because it is so simple and such a sweet gesture for that person waiting at the end of the aisle for you.

Love note (by EmDashPaperCo on Etsy)

Simply ask your flower girl to walk down the aisle as planned, except at the end, have her hand a note to the groom as soon as she’s there. Your note can say something sweet, like “I can’t wait to marry you” or “I can’t wait to kiss you”, anything your heart desires to say GOES! This Bridechilla™ Tip is soooo simple and will definitely put a smile on his/her face right before you come in to view.

Love youWe love these love notes by elyellapaperdesigns on Etsy too!

This big

Happy love note writing ‘chillas!


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First Look Friday: Father + Daughter by Anna Delores

Happy First Look Friday! Last week we shared a shot-by-shot of Julia + Tom’s First Look… Tom’s face was incredibly endearing as he watched Julia walk down the aisle. That is why we love the first look… but is it always going to be about the groom? No way! The only thing more “awww” worthy than a tear-struck groom is seeing the father of the bride’s face when he FIRST sees his little girl… see below!

FIRSTLOOKFRIDAYannadeloresSee? Sweetest. Thing. Ever. Thank you SO much to Anna Delores for capturing this special moment between this father and daughter! And be sure to check out our Bridechilla™ Tip on why it’s so great to capture the first look between bride and father. With that being said, Hopefully everyone has a great weekend… see you on our next #FirstLookFriday!

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First Look Friday: Julia + Tom by Off The Beaten Path Weddings, Photos by onelove photography

Welcome to another First Look Friday! We have absolutely loved sharing bits + beautiful pieces of Julia + Tom’s Off The Beaten Path Wedding. From a pre-wedding interview about planning like a Bridechilla™, to a recap of their wedding day, it would be kind of crazy if we didn’t include them in our FLF Series!

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Thank you SO much to our friends at onelove photography for capturing this special moment between Tom and Julia! Tom’s face is just too endearing NOT to share! Enjoy the rest of this Bridechilla™’s chill day on the onelove photography site. And of course, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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Bridechilla™ Tip #56

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Tip #56 – How to be a BRIDECHILLA™ by Off The Beaten Path Weddings – Have an OYSTER BAR at your wedding or next party! Let’s turn your wedding in to a celebration with something fun, fresh, AND unique. Oysters, … Continue reading

Blush Wedding With Lavender in Healdsburg by Off The Beaten Path Weddings

onelove photoShannon + Simon’s wedding was the perfect balance of class, glam, and a little bit of a rustic touch. Mary Ellen and the team at Off The Beaten Path Weddings created a style customized to this Bridechilla™ and her husband’s needs and desires. See the full day below…

Styling by Off The Beaten Path Weddings, Photo by onelove photographySimon + Shannon wrote each other letters before the ceremony instead of seeing each other, a good alternative to the First Look photo if you ask us! Styling by Off The Beaten Path Weddings, Photo by onelove photography

We enjoyed designing with the rustic chic white tables, birch vases, hydrangea, and touches of lavender around every corner..  including the cocktails! Who knew that a tiny garnish like lavender could make such a HUGE difference in presentation. Sometimes less is more isn’t it?

Styling by Off The Beaten Path Weddings, Photo by onelove photographyCredits: Event Production + Styling: Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Location: Private Estate in Healdsburg, CA / Photographer: one love photography / Caterer+ Chef: Cheyenne SimpkinsOff The Beaten Path Weddings / Hair + Make-up: The Bride and her sister / Production and Rentals: Wine Country Party / Officiant: Nigel Staton / Dessert: Sweetie Pies / Ceremony Music: Patricio @ Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Bar: Chris @ Off The Beaten Path Weddings / Guest Lodging: Hotel Healdsburg & Dry Creek Best Western / Transportation: Pure Luxury Transportation

lavender tossCheers to Shannon and Simon! See their full wedding gallery here.

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First Look Friday: Tara + Justin by Off The Beaten Path Weddings, Photos by onelove photography

This play-by-play first look gets more and more heart-warming with every photo… We can’t
deny that Tara + Justin’s First Look is one for the books. Enjoy this series and come back again
next week for another First Look Friday!

tara + justinThank you SO much to our friends at onelove photography for capturing this special moment between Tara and Justin! Enjoy the rest of this Bridechilla™’s chill day on the onelove photography site. And of course, HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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Bridechilla™ Tip #55

Tip #55 – How to be a BRIDECHILLA™ by Off The Beaten Path Weddings – Talking table decor? Let us inspire you with some of our earth-to-table designs.
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As our wedding season is approaching, we can’t help but have our blog bursting with tons of inspiration from our recent seasons. Spring has begun which means there are florals, herbs, succulents, and many other elements we love to design with available. Paired with carefully chosen linens, moss and vintage wood boxes, birch, mercury glass, and much more, these are our original designs that are made to inspire and be the foundation to a beautiful day – from start to finish.

off-the-beaten-path-weddings-design1These images are straight from real Off The Beaten Path Weddings, and completely original! So start saving your favorites so you can have your event designer see what you want!

Off The Beaten Path Weddings DesignWe are in love with each and every one of these details and hope you’ve found more than enough to get you thinking about your tables. To make sharing easier for you, save this online lookbook of our table designs!

Happy designing!

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Photo Credits: onelove photography,WENDY K YALOM PHOTOGRAPHY, Michelle Kim Photography, Matt Edge Photography

First Look Friday: Ronnie + Jennifer by Michelle Kim Photography

Happy Friday! This is why we love the First Look Photo. This groom’s face describes how we feel about today being FRIDAY. But more importantly, we’re soooo in love with how much happiness is shown between these two…you just know they cannot wait to marry each other.

First Look Photo by Michelle Kim Photography Thank you SO much to Michelle Kim Photography for capturing this special moment between Ronnie + Jennifer! Michelle Kim also beautifully photographed our 2013 Off The Beaten Path couple + Bridechilla™, McKenzie and Tim. See them here… and HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!

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Bridechilla™ Tip #54

Tip #54 – How to be a BRIDECHILLA™ by Off The Beaten Path Weddings – Start thinking about YOUR bouquet recipe and get inspired with some of our personal floral designs!

Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path WeddingsLast week we introduced some really chill cocktails, and before that we were helping you choose that perfect craft beer to serve at your wedding, and the previous week we were talking about including rosemary in your tablescape… SOOOO I guess you can say we are getting excited for the upcoming season and want to help prepare our readers.

Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path Weddings So this week, we are at it again! In the spirit of SPRING, we can’t help but talk blooms. Yes, those pretty little things popping out of the ground lately. We’re loving all the colors growing around us and want to share some with you!

Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path WeddingsReady to be inspired? Straight from some real Off The Beaten Path Weddings, here are some of our bouquets from the 2013 season… Save your favorites so you can have your floral designer see what you want!

Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path WeddingsOr stick with us until the end and see how you can DIY your own Bridal Bouquet… it just might be easier than you think.

Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path WeddingsIs your favorite bloom something as simple as a coral Tulip? Simplicity is elegance, if you ask us. Take your favorite flower to use strictly  in your bouquet… use what inspires you! Fall in love with simplicity…

Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path WeddingsRemember choosing a bouquet ingredients and colors for your bridesmaids includes using florals that will go with the overall look. That means contrasting the colors in their bouquets with the color of their bridesmaid dresses… make those florals POP!

Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path WeddingsOr go softer with a classic white bouquet if you’re doing a neutral color palette. You can’t go wrong with this these soft tones…

Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path WeddingsThe choice is yours! Colorful bouquet or classic white bouquet? Choose your bloom.Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path WeddingsAnd now for the DIY Bridechilla™… this is for you! It’s time to put those hands to work and create your own wedding bouquet (or simply something pretty to have around the house). Below you will find a bouquet recipe you just might love as much as us!

Bouquet recipe!Recipe for the PERFECT SPRING BOUQUET:
You’ll need…

  • Astilbes
  • Ferns
  • Seeded eucalyptus
  • Succulents
  • Garden roses

This vintage peach bouquet is soft, perfect for spring, and also has a statement succulent that has us absolutely in love with it.

Personal Florals by Off The Beaten Path Weddings

Hopefully this floral inspiration has gotten the ideas in your head BLOOMING!

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Photo Credits: onelove photography, LILI DURKIN PHOTOGRAPHY, Michelle Kim Photography, Matt Edge Photography, ISA PHOTOGRAPHY // RECIPE BY J.F. FLORAL COUTURE