Wedding Paper Divas is bursting with staff grooms- and brides-to-be who are currently planning their weddings. We’re happy to share their stories with you as a part of this fun feature!
It’s been three months after the proposal and my mind has been consumed by the venue and its decor! David and I were lucky to have our dear family friends offer their gorgeous house and backyard in Atherton, CA for our wedding. We will be getting married in their front lawn at 5pm in the evening. Then, we will have dinner under a blanket of twinkly lights and chandeliers in their backyard, which has a gorgeous lawn, rose garden, and 100 year old oak tree!
I know that I want a dressier outdoor fete, so I picked out these beautiful dark mahogany chivari chairs. I also want to incorporate my favorite color pink into the décor as well, with pops of white and green. Although these chivari chairs are double the price of the white folding chairs (typical), I really think that it is worth the investment. I love how elegant they look in a backyard setting!
Another none-negotiable for the décor is an outdoor lounge area. I want to rent a white sofa, vintage white chairs and a coffee table with pink and white flowers to be placed right by the dance floor. I am seriously in love with the setup below—truly stunning!
Now that the venue and the décor inspiration has been picked, I am now searching for how to make this all happen! Where do I go to rent furniture for the lounge area? How about finding a fabulous florist? And those chandeliers that I want hung from the tree—where the heck do I find those?? Anyways, stay tuned for all these answers as well as many more decisions later! Can’t wait to see it all unfold…
Alison met David over six years ago while attending the University of Oregon. Alison and David are grateful for everything that they have gone through together while dating, since it has made them stronger and molded them into the couple that they are today.
David proposed to Alison at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco and they are excited to get married August 25, 2012 in Atherton, CA.