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A Vibrant Wedding at Rancho Bernardo Courtyard | Coordinated by I Do Weddings

By, March 21, 2013

We recently had the opportunity to work with a lovely couple, Christina and Eric! Our role was to help to coordinate their ceremony at Corpus Christi Church, followed by a reception at the Rancho Bernardo Courtyard. The two events were a beautiful blend of traditional and modern, which perfectly describes them as a couple.

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To give the ceremony a cheery, but very traditional feel, we paired a beautiful “sapphire blue” hue with pops of color.

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After the ceremony, everyone let loose and atmosphere was playful. It was so much fun to see Eric and his guys mugging for the camera in this photo! We love the expressions of their alter egos!

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We always enjoy when our couples choose vibrant colors because bright tones photograph so beautifully. Christina and Eric chose a bold palette of a sapphire blue, yellow and orange, which was a wonderful alternative to a traditional fall palette (such as red, orange and yellow). From the bridal party attire to the floral arrangements, to the table tops at the reception, the colors popped!

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For a modern spin on a wedding guestbook, Christina and Eric’s guests marked their thumbprints on a canvas wedding tree. We adored this interactive option, which was personalized to include their names, wedding date and a sketch of their pup!

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We always say that some of the most inventive touches at a wedding are the most simple and practical, particularly when they are a reflection of the couple. This wedding had a “school” theme, with tables named after graduation years, books as centerpieces, and a cute pop quiz for guests to fill out. Guests even found their seating arrangements by looking at a tagged pencil!

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Christina and Eric also included other interactive features, such as customized photo backdrop, complete with a photographer and props!

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From start to finish, Christina and Eric’s wedding was truly about them and the love they share. We enjoyed every moment, working with these two incredible people.

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Coordinator: I Do Weddings
Photography: True Photography
Venue: Rancho Bernardo Courtyard
Wedding Dress: Bridal and Veil
Linens and Rental: Continental Catering
Caterer: Continental Catering
Church/Temple: Corpus Christi Catholic Church
Bakery: Grove Pastry Shop
Invitation: Madhouse Market
Disc Jockey: PurDigital Entertainment
Photo Booth: Recorded Memories
Florist: Thistle Dew Floral & Event Design