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I am so excited to share this incredible Filoli Garden Wedding inspiration shoot with you all! If you follow me on Instagram, you have probably seen some photos of all the beauty of this day. Or, you might have seen it on Ruffled, where it was featured! I reached out to Elise of Brannan Events to help me design a styled shoot and she came up with the most amazing concept. Elise took one of the most classic wedding color palettes–blush and sage– and updated it to mauve and emerald green to create this modern, romantic wedding inspiration. It was such a fun, unexpected color combination that feels both elegant and elevated.
Filoli Garden Wedding Reception with mauve velvet linen and pinks
Portrait of Bride and Groom in front of Filoli Mansion with wisteria and clematis and tulips
We chose Filoli Gardens to host the shoot because of the breathtaking property, views and the gorgeous settings. The gardens and grounds are stunning in all seasons, but it was particularly incredible in spring when we did this shoot. There was literally something new and beautiful to discover around every corner! The beautiful florals by Tumbleweed Floral Truck were perfect for this colorful, enchanted California garden wedding inspiration.
Bride and Groom laughing during Filoli Garden Wedding with gorgeous floral backdrop by Tumbleweed Floral Truck
Jen Che Designs created an elegant, modern invitation suite in different mauve tones and a pop of gold from foil printing. Paired with her beautiful calligraphy adorning the emerald green envelope made of handmade kozo paper, the invitations set the tone for the shoot perfectly.
Bold and modern emerald, mauve and gold invitation suite by Jen Che Designs for Filoli Garden Wedding
Mauve modern wedding invitation with gold foil monogram surrounded by beautifully arranged florals
Charming boutonnieres by Tumbleweed Floral Truck with ranunculus, pieris and hellebore for Filoli Garden Wedding
We wanted the shoot to feel like a real wedding day, so we started out with a boudoir session with the bride in the morning. Can we talk about how sweet those fresh picked garden flowers are in that lovely bag!
The ceremony was hosted in Filoli Gardens’ Wedding Place, where one of the previous owners’ daughter was married in 1941. It is historic, romantic and makes you feel like you are in Downton Abbey! Cocktail hour was held by the swimming pool surrounded by the rows of yew trees. The dinner was ultra romantic, next to a pound and fountain display at sunset. One of my favorite touches of the entire shoot were the fun tassels along the bottom of the individually calligraphed, gold foil printed menus.
Green and gold foil printed menu with emerald tassels sewn to the bottom for a Filoli Garden wedding
Charming mauve tablescape for a Filoli Garden wedding right by the beautiful pond surrounded by flowers
With opulent flat-lays, modern yet unexpected design details, and a gorgeous setting, this Filoli Garden wedding editorial is sure to give you plenty of inspiration for your wedding day!

Wedding Vendors:
Photography: Alice Che Photography
Planning + Design: Brannan Events & Design
Floral Design: Tumbleweed Floral Truck
Venue: Filoli Gardens
Stationer + Calligrapher: Jenche Designs
Rentals: Hensley Event Resources + Blueprint Studios
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Cake: The Speakeasy Baking Co.
Hair + Makeup: Status Salon
Catering: Taste Catering
Models: Jordan + Miles
Ribbon: Honey Silks & Co
Ring Boxes: The Mrs Box
Dress: Lovely Bride Shop
Dress Designer: Alexandra Grecco

Editorial, Wedding

Filoli Garden Wedding Inspiration | Colorful Enchanted California Garden

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