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College Sweethearts Tie the Knot With Bright, Homespun Wedding

College sweethearts Caitlin and Timm wanted to create a casual, fun, and intimate atmosphere for their 200 wedding guests. Their homespun, picnic, nuptials using lots of the bride's DIY talents to bring everything together.

After the ceremony at Stanford Memorial Church, guests were shuttled to Villa Montalvo where Caitlin and Timm had set outdoor lounge furniture throughout the gardens. A signature sangria made with red wine from the bride’s parent’s vineyard was served along with the groom’s favorite beer from his home state of Michigan, “Oberon,” special ordered by the bride as a surprise.

A bright yellow poppy bouquet (in a mason jar, of course) was the motif used on the invitations, menus, and other printed goods. The bride's mom even hand-sewed Cait and Timm a wedding quilt in their wedding colors: bright yellows and oranges. The scraps left over were used for escort cards and favors. On the back of each card was a handrwritten personal note to the guest from the bride and groom.

Photographer: Lori Paladino Photography

Catering: Melon's Catering

Wedding Planner: A Bride's Best Friend

Event Designer: J Beautique

Floral Designer: Amy Burke Designs

Preferred Vendors

Swedenborgian Church: Not Your Average Church Wedding

An extraordinary venue in the heart of the city with a secret garden and an historic sanctuary where you will be married by candlelight.

Church Street Flowers

Church Street Flowers is a full service floral boutique specializing in custom creations for every occasion.

Les Cent Culottes

French Lingerie, sleepwear, hosiery & jewelry perfect for brides. 

San Francisco Giftcenter & Jewelrymart

With over 125 Bay Area vendors and the largest selection in the Bay Area, the SF Giftcenter & Jewelrymart has your wedding needs covered from head to toe. 

Hyatt Regency Lake Tahoe Resort,

Spa and Casino

Create cherished lifelong memories in the stunning alpine setting at Tahoe’s newly renovated and only lakefront 4-diamond resort. 

Nordstrom Wedding Suites -

San Francisco Centre and Valley Fair

From your dress to every little detail, our Wedding Stylists will help bring your bridal vision to life, including looks for your entire wedding party.

Dream a Little Dream Events

Custom wedding and event planning company for the stylish bride.