In honor of Throwback Thursday we are featuring a spectacular wedding from last year that was held at the beautiful Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens.  The Fairchild Garden is one of the most unique botanical gardens in the world, filled with hidden gems and beautiful views at every corner.  It showcases vines, cycads, flowering trees, rare palms, lakes and so much more.  The bride visited these gardens often growing up, and it always held a special place in her heart.  So when it came to wedding planning, the venue was a no brainer! Fairchild Gardens was perfect for her wedding vision.  The bride is a huge vintage lover, and a Vintage Chic wedding inspiration would best showcase their style on their special day.  The bride and groom both come from well travelled families of Jewish decent, so they wanted traditional Jewish aspects in their wedding.  To amp up the “travel” factor, they had a colorful and multicultural dinner menu, and added design flair from their honeymoon destination, Thailand,  to introduce their guests to their love of cultures.

Photography by Sheri Mazariegos

Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
Custom Handmade Brooch Bouquet – Hello Glam!
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
The isle way was decorated with mason jars and flowers as well as cones of
mini pom poms the guests threw at the newly weds
.Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
The Fairchild Tropical Botanic Gardens is a rather large venue – so a little directional signage always helps!
Guests were directed from the Bailey Palm Glade (ceremony area) to the Garden House where the
Wedding Reception was held.
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
The traditional chuppah was built by the AJW Design team to with the bride’s rustic vintage inspiration in mind.
What made this structure so special was the ribbon canopy.  At the bride’s bridal shower, each guest wrote
a special handwritten message on ribbon to the bride and groom, to be used for the chuppah!
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
Guests sipped on the signature drink, Nimbu Pani, an Indian lemonade
with fresh berries as a pretty garnish.
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
Upon arrival to the reception area, the guests were welcomed with Indian spiced
popcorn, a triple combination of crispy, spicy and salty.
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
During Cocktail Hour, guests enjoyed a variety of Hors d’ oeuvres  including Salmon Tartare
in a Black Sesame Cones, Vegetable Samosas,Macadamia Encrusted Mahi with Key Lime
Remoulade, Baba Ganoush Bruschetta with Roasted Vegetables and Pepper Drizzle and
Pomegranate Chicken on Pappadams with Walnut Chutney, Tamarind & Coconut
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
Our team worked with the bride and groom to create a travel theme for the guest card table. The design featured a
vintage suitcase with travel stickers, a vintage camera and family photos for extra personalization.
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
To carry the ribbon theme throughout the event, our design team hung two large multi-color
ribbon “chandeliers” as ceiling treatments over the two royal tables.
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
For a fun twist on the Just Married car, the sweetheart table for the bride and groom
was adorn with the Just Married sign as well as the string of cans.
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
The Mother of the Bride traveled to many different antique shows and tradeshows
in search of antique/vintage vases and tea cups to use as table décor.
Rustic, Shabby Chic Wedding
It was amazing to work on the union of these two loving families, and see all of the
personal details come to life.  This sweet wedding will be one we remember for years to come!