There's not much we love more than an open-air summer wedding. Can you blame us? Great weather, check. Tanned and happy guests, check. A plethora of gorgeous, in-season, and affordable flowers? Check, check, check. And even though the height of wedding season is still a few weeks away, we can enjoy all of our favorite parts about warm-weather nuptials right now thanks to our real weddings video channel, which is packed with amazing weddings from every single season. This week, we can't get enough of James and Diane's bright, summery nuptials at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. Summer here we come!
By Design Films went behind the scenes at this couple's colorful "I do's" and captured every sweet (and summery) detail of their outdoor ceremony, sunset recessional, and indoor reception. James and Diane's open-air vows felt like a summer dream: We can't get enough of the bright floral chandelier hanging over the bride and groom as they exchanged vows or the bold-hued blooms decorating the aisles.
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The bride's bouquet was perfectly seasonal, too. Filled with peonies, roses, and succulents, Diane's arrangement could have been handpicked from nearly any yard in bloom. And her groom didn't miss the in-season note, either. His boutonniere featured pale pink blushing bride protea.
On top of being remarkable seasonally minded, this couple also wanted to make sure their wedding emphasized fun. From the champagne-fueled golf cart rides from the ceremony to the reception to the major dance party after dinner, it's clear James and Diane's guests had an incredible time at this wedding.