A Mediterranean Garden Wedding: Jeana + Mitchell

I'm so excited to finally share photos from Jeana and Mitchell's stunning Mediterranean Garden-themed Wedding in Indian Wells, California. This was one of the first full custom weddings I did with Emily Rose Ink, so it was really fun to play with the possibilities and see what I could do with watercolor.

Jeana and Mitchell met when they were studying abroad together in Cyprus, and it's been true love for these two blonde lovebirds ever since. They live in Denver, but they wanted to have an intimate destination wedding in a warm climate where they could emphasize the Mediterranean origins of their relationship. The ceremony and reception were held at the Miramonte Resort and Spa in Indian Hills, California, just outside Palm Springs. The venue, with its gold stucco and vine-covered walls, has a rustic Mediterranean feel, so it was the perfect compliment to their theme and story. 


The color palette of the wedding was gold, yellow, blush, and coral, a warm palette that beautifully complemented the natural yellows and pinks of the venue. Lemons and olive branches were incorporated throughout, both in the form of lemon trees and in the flower arrangements and table accents.

I really love this invitation suite; it was a joy to create, and it has been by far one of my most popular wedding invitations to date. The soft colors and florals, the hints of metallics, and the pops of color just work so well together. 

It was important to me that the beautiful color palette of their wedding was reflected in the paper goods, and Jeana and I talked about incorporating lush florals and a rustic Mediterranean feel into the invitation suite. I painted the flowers around a brown vine-like border so that it felt like a window into a secret garden, with flowers dripping from the top and growing around the edges. I also incorporated lemons and olive branches throughout the invitation suite to reference the Mediterranean theme. 

(Product photos by Roots of Life Photography)

 We pulled out all the stops for this amazing fete, printing on luxe cotton double-thick paper with gold foil stamping. The envelope liners and belly bands were crafted out of a textured gold handmade paper. I addressed the envelopes in gold calligraphy, and finished them with vintage floral stamps.

For Jeana and Mitchell's day-of paper goods, I re-used the border from the main invitation for escort cards, which had guests' names written in metallic gold. Jeana had the idea of creating a menu that doubled as a table number, so we came up with a really beautiful design that used blush watercolor table numbers in the background of the menus at each table.

I always cry when I get sweet notes from my clients (I'm just a hopeless sap), but I was legitimately sad when Jeana and Mitch's wedding was over; working with Jeana was a dream, and I just loved what I was able to create for her. 

I'm thrilled to announce that this invitation suite will be part of my upcoming collection of pre-designed invitations, which will be launching in January of 2016! If you're a bride-to-be and you're interested in using these designs for your own wedding, contact me for more information.

Vendors: Wedding Planner: Wendy Dahl at Chic Productions // Photographer: Christopher Todd Studios // Floral Design: Artisan Events