I don’t want to say I cry often… but who am I kidding? I cry often. And boy, did this autumn mid-century mod wedding bring on the waterworks. These cool cats kicked off this new chapter of life together with a fun-filled celebration inspired by Palm Springs, and the deep earth toned color palette that found its match in the mid-century meets bohemian decor elements from the creative mind of Sainte Terre are blowing us away. Christi Martin doesn’t skip a beat as she captures the playful energy of the day. From teary-eyed vows (and First Look… and Wedding Day Letter Exchange… and actual Ceremony – I know!) to epic wedding reception with life-sized cutouts of Mallory + Brenton, the images you see below will melt your heart. Accenting the autumn mid-century mod wedding scenes is Brianna Belton Designs, whose bloomabilities have us wondering if we should skip work today and write an ode to protea, rose and anthurium floral arrangements instead. Honestly… we just might do that. Read on to experience M+B’s modern take on an old classic in full!
After 5 years of dating, Brenton planned the perfect surprise proposal. Mallory came home to get ready for what she thought was just a dinner out. When she arrived, she was greeted with their dog Fancy, fresh with a new haircut and a collar monogrammed “Will you marry our Dad?” Their small dinner reservations turned out to be a surprise party with many of their friends and family.
The pair originally planned to tie the knot in April of 2020, but pushed things back to August for the safety of their guests. The vibe for the big day was Palm Springs pool party meets mid-century mod, with the color palette being inspired by a piece of artwork by local artist Paige Powell. Every detail was personalized to the couple thanks to their all-inclusive venue, Sainte Terre. Food stations were set up to feel like a classy pub crawl, cocktails were named after the couple’s pups, and a custom rosé bar (Mallory’s favorite). There were even cardboard cut-outs at the entrance showcasing the groom’s high-kick party trick. The celebration went on into the night, with the couple and their guests jamming with the band all night long!
This abstract cake is fresh off the wedding cake trend runway! See more modern dessert ideas here next.
Okay, how bout the groom’s high-kick party trick though? Can we all agree that special talents should be converted into cardboard cutouts for surprise wedding day decor?!
Photography: Christi Martin
Venue: Sainte Terre
Design and Styling: Hillary Moss with Sainte Terre
Catering: Holly Schreiber with Sainte Terre
Flowers: Brianna Belton Designs
Cake: Sweetie Cakes
Furniture Rentals: Perennial Jane
Band: Ryan Matthew Band
Tent: Pelican Tents
Signage: Poppy Monogramming
Neon: Neon Poodle
Place Settings: World Market
Swizzle Sticks: Atomic Kraftworks
Bridal Gown: Essense of Australia
Bridal Salon: Happily Ever After Bridal Boutique
Reception Dress: Theia
Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids
Groomsmen: Men’s Warehouse
Make Up: Fete La Femme
Hair: Sarah Grantham