Amy & Jacob Secret Garden Pasadena Wedding
SimpyTwo Photography

You are going to fall in love with this wedding and the venue!

We spent a good 10 months planning Amy & Jacob’s wedding, from design to vendor recommendations, and along the way, all the little details we DIY’d together.  It was so whimsical, rustic, casual and comfortable, just as how Amy & Jacob envisioned it.

Amy & Jacob married under the giant camphor tree in the Happy Trails Garden managed by Happy Trails Catering. It is a hidden secret garden in Pasadena. Not in the mountains or some secluded location as you would imageine, but right off of Fair Oaks, south of the historic Oldtown Pasadena.

Amy & Jacob Secret Garden Pasadena Wedding
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The camphor tree was adorned with fresh floral garland, draping over creating a seamless garden backdrop.

Rustic Garden Wedding Ceremony Decoration Floral Garland Hanging
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The aisle was lined with bundles of baby’s breath planters. Both floral decor were reused to dress up the sweetheart table for reception.

Amy & Jacob Secret Garden Pasadena Wedding
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I made these easy no-sew love quote tutorials to decorate the deck. The center pillow features a snippet of the lyric from Amy & Jacob’s first dance song, Honeybee by Blake Shelton.  If you’d like the tutorial to make your own, the instruction is featured on DIY Weddings Magazine. Purchase a digital copy on DIY Weddings Magazine app (available on iTune and GooglePlay).

Amy & Jacob Secret Garden Wedding Camphor Tree Deck DIY Pillow
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At the bottom of the staircase, we added simple floral pomanders and the cutest love quote on canvas on each end that reads “Love you more…” and “You are loved…” (Are you melting yet?)

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Amy & Jacob Secret Garden Wedding Ceremony Decoration
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Wedding Attire

Amy found her perfect dress from BHLDN. The wedding party dressed in lavender and grey.  I especially love the 6-way convertible dress that the bridesmaids wore. matching colors but still shows personality in different styles. The best man is also the groom’s sister. She wore the same dress as the bridesmaids, but in charcoal gray to match the groomsmen.

Amy & jacob Rustic Wedding BHLDN Wedding Gown Dress Garden
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Amy & Jacob Secret Garden Pasadena Wedding Lavender Bridesmaids
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Amy & Jacob Secret Garden Pasadena Wedding Party
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Wedding DIY Projects:

Amy took on quite a few DIY projects to make the wedding even more personalized. We went to the Rosebowl Flea Market and found this chicken wire frame, perfect to clip all the childhood photos and display at the welcome table.

DIY Wedding Photo Frame
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We rented vintage window panes and Amy wrote and drew the wedding program on one, displayed vertically, and guest seating chart on another window pane, displayed horizontally on the table.

Secret Garden Wedding Rustic Window Pane Ceremony Program
Amy Haberland Photography

Secret Garden Wedding Rustic Window Pane Guest Seating Chart

Amy Haberland Photography

Rustic Garden Wedding Table Number and Menu Display
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Wedding Flowers:

Bridal bouquet with succulents and shades of purple.

Lavender Purple Rustic Wedding Bridal Bouquet
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Garden flowers in mason jars decorated the guest table as centerpieces.  Amy made all the table numbers. Want to make your own? Here is the rustic wedding table number tutorial.

Rustic wedding centerpiece
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Amy & Jacob Wedding Sweetheart Table Decoration Florals
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Wedding Cake:

You can’t go wrong with Porto’s Bakery for the most delicious wedding cake. This one is a simple buttercream with just a few fresh flowers.

simple buttercream wedding cake with lavender flowers
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We end the night with party and dancing under the twinkle lights and stars.

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The Amazing Vendor Team:

Venue & Catering: Happy Trails Catering in Pasadena, CA
Planning, Design & Coordination: In the Clouds Events
Photography: Simpy Two Photography
Videography: Amari Productions
DJ & Lighting: TMMPRO
Officiant: Jon Olson
Bridal Gown: BHLDN
Vintage Rentals: DIY LA Bride
Photo Booth: Petite Pix
Invitation: Minted

Amy & Jacob’s Secret Garden Wedding in Pasadena, California