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Ethereal Gardens Wedding | Karelle + Kenneth

If I go back and relive Karelle and Kenneth's elegant, yet rustic, wedding at Ethereal Gardens I would do it in a second! It was such a magical day filled with so much love, laughter and fun. Working with these two, alongside Karelle's mother + sister, was such a joy through the entire planning process.

How They Met:

'It was the summer of 2015 and we both swiped right on Tinder. Our first date consisted of 3 dates. We met at dog beach in Del Mar where Karelle fell in love... with Kenny's dog Trooper. We then went to have dinner and drinks at Bier Garden in Encinitas. At the end of the night we walked on Moonlight Beach where we had our first kiss... from then on we were inseparable.'

The 'Vision:'

When it came to describing the aesthetic she wanted for her wedding, Karelle called it 'Rustic Chic.' She fell in love with barn at Ethereal Gardens and wanted to make the rustic venue to feel more chic and elegant. She also loved details and wanted to be sure all the details matched and felt very cohesive together. As for colors, Karelle wanted lots of earthy greens, white, off-white and a subtle pop of color.

Karelle's Favorite Part About Planning:

Other than having the help of Ashley?? :) Spending time with my mom and sister planning the wedding of my dreams and seeing how excited Kenny gets about all the details :)

Be sure to scroll down to see all the pretty details from Karelle and Kenny's rustic chic wedding at Ethereal Gardens in Escondido, CA.

Bride getting ready at Ethereal Gardens Wedding in Escondido, CA

Champagne Toast at Ethereal Gardens Wedding in Escondido, CA

Bride with bouquet at Ethereal Gardens Wedding in Escondido, CA

Groomsmen toasting at Ethereal Gardens Wedding in Escondido, CA

Groom and dog at Ethereal Gardens Wedding in Escondido, CA

Bride and Groom kissing at Ethereal Gardens Wedding in Escondido, CA

Bride and groom by gate at Ethereal Gardens Wedding in Escondido, CA

Ceremony: The Barn at Ethereal Gardens

When it came time to design the ceremony, Karelle wanted a romantic and dreamy barn setup! In order to make the outside feel more chic, we adding white draping, a gorgeous garland and accented with rustic chic lanterns. Inside, we lined the aisle with a mixture of lush floral arrangements and lanterns and made sure the arch was a true focal point of the ceremony.

The ceremony itself was incredibly special and emotion filled; starting with the moment Trooper (Karelle + Kenny's dog) trotted down the aisle as their ring bearer and continued through their first kiss as newlyweds.

Barn Wedding Ceremony at Ethereal Gardens, Escondido, CA

Bride walking into barn ceremony at Ethereal Gardens

Bride walking into barn ceremony at Ethereal Gardens

bride and groom kissing at Ethereal Gardens Wedding

bride and groom kissing in barn at Ethereal Gardens

Bridal Party + Newlywed Photos:

After the ceremony, Karelle and Kenny took adorable photos with their bridal party and you can clearly tell that they are all having a blast and are incredibly excited for Karelle and Kenny. I have to admit, that I was also in love with Karelle's choice of mix and match bridesmaid's dresses and thought it perfectly fit the fun and rustic chic ambiance of the day.

Mismated Bridesmaids at Ethereal Gardens Wedding

Bridal Party by gate at Ethereal Gardens Wedding

Bride and Groom kissing at Ethereal Gardens

Reception: Tent at Ethereal Gardens

While Karelle and Kenny were taking photos, their guests were able to enjoy cocktail and appetizers in the tented reception space. In order to stay with the rustic chic aesthetic Karelle loved, we used wooden farm tables and accented them with gorgeous garlands and candles and made each place setting memorable with glass chargers, gold silverware, modern blush glassware and a custom green place card with a wax seal.

Karelle also wanted to be sure the reception was a fun environment for guests and opted for an adorable camper photo booth and made to order donut cart; both of which guest absolutely loved!

Wedding reception setup in tent at Ethereal Gardens

Table Garland at Ethereal Garden wedding reception

Modern seating chart at Ethereal Gardens wedding

Bride and Groom First Dance in Tent at Ethereal Gardens

Bride and Groom laughing at Ethereal Gardens Wedding

Donut Cart at Ethereal Gardens Wedding

Vendor Team:

Venue: Ethereal Gardens

Planner: Always Flawless Productions

Photographer: Kai Villanueva Photo

Florist: The Little Fleur Co

Photo Booth: Cam Ham

Donuts: Hello Donut

Cake: Laura Marie Cakes

Tabletop Rentals: Borrrowed Blu | Hostess Haven

Lounge: Folklore Rentals

Hair & Makeup: Blush & Adore

Stationery: By Invitation Only

Dress Designer: Kelly Faetanini

Bridal Boutique: The White Flower

Men's Attire: Suit Supply


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Hey There! My name is Ashley McHone and I am the owner of Always Flawless Productions. I started this little biz nearly 10 years ago and am here to share alllll my wedding planning knowledge with you! ;)

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