VIBE: edgy, modern elegance, nostalgic to the 1920’s

With Sara + Matt both being attorneys, we thought they would be super conservative, but boy were we wrong! The more we got to know them and talked about their vision of the day, the more we fell in love with them! They have an edgy side to them with laid back and super fun personalities – the perfect combo!

The celebration took place at the Estate on Second. The venue was previously a Southern California gas building that was used as a secret prohibition-era establishment for local libations. Staying true to the building’s history, Sara + Matthew went with a speak-easy theme highlighted with moody jewel tone colors, dim lighting, nostalgic music, and whiskey.

Also really cool about this venue: The Chiarini Fountain right outside the Estate on Second and an icon of the Artists’ Village in Santa Ana was dedicated to Matthew’s grandfather, George C. Chiarini (Matthew gave the dedication speech). We thought the venue was perfect since it’s in direct view of the fountain and we were able to take pictures in front of it, despite the rain!

The paper goods were designed in emerald and burgundy watercolor with gold gilding to compliment the modern & edgy essence of their day. Catering also carried the eclectic modern vibe of the evening with interactive food stations where guests could build their own poke bowls, street tacos, or indulge at the loaded mac n’ cheese bar. How delicious do those sound?! Guests danced the night away to music that slowly progressed from 1930’s blues, to 1950’s and ‘60s rock n’ roll, through modern day party music.

See the full feature of this amazing day in California Wedding Day’s Magazine out in January 2018!


VENUE | The Estate on Second // PLANNING + CREATIVE DESIGN | Perfectly Poised Events // PHOTOGRAPHY | Kristina Adams Photography // VIDEO | Wade Koch of Shark Pig // FLORAL | Lavenders Floral // RENTALS | Sundrop Vintage // CALLIGRAPHY + PAPER GOODS | Lindsay Shannon Lettering + Design // CAKE | Sweet Emma Lou // CAKE TOPPER | The Roc Shop // DJ | Sage Productions // BAND | The Heart // HAIR + MAKEUP | The Girls Beauty Shop // DRESS | The White Flower // SHOES | Badgley Mischka // MENSWEAR | The Black Tux // SILK RIBBON | Feathers and Stone + Silk and Willow