Timeless and Unique Southern Californian Wedding

The Story: The vision was to transform The White Garden into a luxurious, elegant and elevated wedding design with a rustic touch. The White Garden is beautifully surrounded by blooming white roses and adored with a white iron gazebo and gorgeous water fountain. 

The Location: Christmas House Inn & Gardens, Rancho Cucamonga, California. The inn and its lush gardens were designed to entertain Southern California’s High Society. The inn is a beautiful Victorian home built in 1904 by a wealthy lumberman and shipwright. The property was restored in 1983 by its current owners but retains the charm and elegance from the day it was built.  

The Vibe: A combination of a modern bride and groom, a grand old Victorian property and a beautifully decorated garden. Both timeless and unique.

The Details: The design team wanted to enhance The Whote Garden’s natural elegance with a grand kings table and dress it up with a ton of florals. Floral arrangements with beautiful bright peach, ivory, and peachy tone roses were used with pops of pink and burgundy roses. The tablescape was created by draping a peach toned tulle runner and lining the table with gold rimmed charger plates, white crystal, gold cutlery, white linen napkin, blush goblets, and crystal champagne glasses. Oversized wood pillar candles were used as a centrepiece with three beautiful pots of roses. 

Tips & Highlights:

  • Use hand painted and designed name plates for a personalised touch. 
  • Think about how your colour choices can be used throughout your wedding design. In this case, the blue tones from the wedding invitations were matched with the slate blue colour of the groom’s tuxedo.
  • Incorporate lace or beading for a romantic bridal style. Couple this with an open back for a more dramatic look.



Photography: Katie Ann Photography // Ceremony Venue: The Gray Lab // Event Planning: Beyond the Date // Floral: Jodi Iverson Florals // Stationery: Letters and Dust // Rentals: Bridgewood Events // Hair: Andy Cane // Makeup: Heather Marie // Model: Heather Marie // Wedding Dress: People Dress Co // Groom’s Attire: Mr Formal Portland // Headpiece: Stem and Stone Crowns // Submitted via: Matchology