Love Letters: Stacy & Paul in Huntington Beach, CA

After a yearlong courtship, Paul asked Stacy to marry him — immediately setting the couple into wedding-planning overdrive. The twosome wanted to combine literary elements to reflect their passion for reading and writing with their love of antique items, thus generating a vintage storybook theme. Old books, a reclaimed typewriter and Scrabble letters were at the heart of the decor, coupled with a muted color palette of charcoal, slate and blush, which created an earthy ambience. The bride explains, “I think that love is in the details and we wanted to infuse our passions and personalities into the festivities.” 
 

The bride’s bouquet of cream and blush dahlias and dusty miller by JL Designs. Stacy incorporated her late grandmother’s jewelry into her bouquet so she could be close in spirit.
 

After a yearlong courtship, Paul asked Stacy to marry him — immediately setting the couple into wedding-planning overdrive. The twosome wanted to combine literary elements to reflect their passion for reading and writing with their love of antique items, thus generating a vintage storybook theme. Old books, a reclaimed typewriter and Scrabble letters were at the heart of the decor, coupled with a muted color palette of charcoal, slate and blush, which created an earthy ambience. The bride explains, “I think that love is in the details and we wanted to infuse our passions and personalities into the festivities.” 
 

DIY invitations adorned with fabric flowers and book pages.
 

Stacy's four bridesmaids chose their own attire in shades of gray.
 

The dynamic groomsmen see how high they can go.
 

The flower girl walks down the aisle in a dress made by the bride.
 

The bride reveals “My brother put me at ease while walking me down the aisle by whispering small reminders to me — a special moment shared between siblings.”
 

“At the ceremony, our moms read letters and poems that our grandmothers wrote to us while they were alive, which made us feel like they were part of the day,” says the bride.
 

Crafty place cards adorned with Scrabble letters and fabric flowers hung on a clothesline between birch trees and hand-painted wooden signs with literary quotes and advice from loved ones all helped to create a warm albeit whimsical feel.

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