Cara Park Wedding

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I’m realizing that I really enjoy the creative side of events. A huge event where I appointed myself “event designer” was for my own wedding. I started forming a very specific vision in my mind early on and spent months creating details and elements to pull the vision together.

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I loved how everything turned out and it seems like the Knot did too since they featured our wedding in their spring/summer 2014 Real Weddings section :) All the details in the photos were made/designed by me or with the help of amazing bridesmaids/friends!! The flowers were of course in collaboration with my amazing florist, Peicha from Falls Flowers. Photos courtesy of Carina and Amanda of Love Me Do Photography.

Rather than dishing out $50+ on Etsy on a custom hanger, I made my own in my wedding colors with about $5 in materials and some elbow grease

Rather than dishing out $50+ on Etsy on a custom hanger, I made my own in my wedding colors with about $5 in materials and some elbow grease.

I save a lot of toilet paper rolls for this custom heart wreath for the front door of the venue. Also in our wedding colors :)

I saved a lot of toilet paper rolls for this custom heart wreath for the front door of the venue. Also in our wedding colors, mint and coral.

Reception space

Reception space. I got the burlap runners from another bride who had made them for her wedding.

I wanted a variety of flowers in the coral, pink color tones scattered throughout the tables in small glass vases and jars. I spent months collecting vases/jars from thrift stores, sidewalk sales, and flea markets.

For the tables, I wanted a variety of flowers in the coral, pink, and peach color tones scattered throughout the tables in small glass vases and jars. I spent months collecting vases/jars from thrift stores, sidewalk sales, and flea markets. I handed them off to a friend to use for her wedding.

Welcome table

A glimpse of the welcome table.

My BEAUTIFUL seating chart that my bridesmade, Eurie, worked on the night before the wedding and on the day of. I opted to go with a seating chart instead of escort cards for the aesthetic as well as to save paper and printing

My beautiful seating chart that my bridesmaid, Eurie worked on the night before the wedding and on the day of. I opted to go with a seating chart instead of escort cards for the aesthetic as well as to save paper and printing costs.

For the table numbers, I spray painted $1 frames from Michaels to match my color scheme and painted the backing of the frame with chalkboard paint. I also painted some of the vases with aqua glass paint to give the table pops of color.

For the table numbers, I spray painted $1 frames from Michael’s to match my color scheme and painted the backing of the frame with chalkboard paint. I also painted some of the vases with aqua glass paint to give the table pops of color (vase on the right).

I wanted a tablescape with smaller floral arrangements and tons of candles scattered throughout the table which my florist totally delivered.

I wanted a tablescape with smaller floral arrangements and tons of candles scattered throughout the table which my florist totally delivered.

I made a two tier ruffled wedding cake in a coral ombre on a mint colored cake stand which ended up melting in the humidity...

I made a two tier ruffled wedding cake in a coral ombre on a mint colored cake stand which unfortunately ended up melting in the humidity (as you can see in part of the cake above…).

My bridesmaid Angela and I made a "Here Comes the Bride" sign for my ringbearer to hold as he went down the aisle.

My bridesmaid Angela and I made a “Here Comes the Bride” sign for my ringbearer to hold as he went down the aisle.

The groom and groomsmen wore mint gingham shirts and peach colored ties.

The groom and groomsmen wore charcoal gray suits with mint gingham shirts and peach colored ties.

My bridesmaids wore mint or light aqua dresses with coral/pink bouquets. I had them pick their own dresses.

My bridesmaids wore varying mint or light aqua dresses with coral/pink bouquets. I had them pick their own dresses and shoes.

In lieu of paper programs, I went with a chalkboard program board.

In lieu of paper programs, I went with a chalkboard program board.

Our ringbearer and flower girl were the hit of the wedding in their mint and coral finest.

Our ringbearer and flower girl were the hit of the wedding in their mint and coral finest. I also had the flower girl pick her own dress/shoes and accessories.

The ceremony space beautiful as it was and didn't need much decorating.

The ceremony space in the Horticulture Center was beautiful as it was with all the greenery and didn’t need much decorating.

I made the monograms from coffee filters which I spray painted in a coral ombre. Bridesmaid Angela and I hung clear bud vases on the lattice wall the day before to break up the monotony of white background.

I made the monograms from coffee filters which I spray painted in a coral ombre. Bridesmaid Angela and I hung clear bud vases on the lattice wall the day before to break up the monotony of the white background.

Decked out in our Hanboks during cocktail hour.

Decked out in our Hanboks (traditional Korean clothes) during cocktail hour.

The glow of candle light throughout the space as the sun went down was exactly what I wanted and envisioned for the space. Candles of varying heights were scattered throughout the tables. Tealights in baby jars (which were given to me by a friend with a baby) were also hung on a tree for that extra romantic glow.

The glow of candle light throughout the space as the sun went down was exactly what I wanted and envisioned for the reception space. Candles of varying heights were scattered throughout the tables. Tealights in baby jars (which were donated to me by a friend) were also hung on a tree for that extra romantic glow.

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3 thoughts on “Cara Park Wedding

  1. Sharon

    AMAZING!!! I didn’t even realize all the other small details that pulled the event together like the runners and the tealights. I need your help! Thanks for the vases. I want a hanger like that and I love the Here Comes the Bride sign.

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  2. Angela

    The most BEAUTIFUL and FUN wedding EVER!!!! You’re so so talented Caroline for translating such a wonderful vision into reality :)))

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