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This Perfect Couple Shared Their Reception At A Coffee Shop

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Carrie Bell
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The couple opted for a rustic ceremony in a beautiful canyon at an Anaheim Hills park. Family, friends and a large assortment of groomsmen and bridesmaids gathered to watch Devyn and Ben exchange vows under a majestic canopy of coastal oaks, with a tranquil stream and birds providing the soundtrack. The existing arbor was dressed with cascading greenery and delicate, feminine blooms as well as mismatched, patterned fabric and lace (like that on the bride’s dress) swatches sewn into a boho-style curtain.

The party then moved to the Hidden House coffeehouse in Orange County, a local café owned by Ben’s family. The coffeehouse was where their relationship began to percolate, so it made perfect sense to celebrate their nuptials there. Only problem? It had never hosted a wedding or anything that remotely resembled one.

To help complete the venue conversion, they called on a couple of friends who were in the biz, namely, Rachel Salas of Joy n’ Company Events, Michelle Morales of Growing Grace Florals and Jeni Maus of Found Vintage Rentals. With complete trust, the couple handed over the design reins and didn’t see the final look until the big day. The pros picked “dark and moody” moments with flowers in a soft palette. They created various vignettes with tufted couches, leather chairs, oversize poufs, tons of throw pillows and statement rugs. They arranged white candles and clear vases in a variety of shapes and sizes on every counter and the biergärten table. Leafy arrangements hung from the rafters enhanced the garden ambiance while a vintage café sign lit up the bar. 

The designing team set up two special places on the patio for the newlyweds to hold court. (Also, in keeping with the royalty theme, there were crowns involved in the evening.) One setting featured two dusty rose velvet chairs and a metallic accent table tucked under a shabby-chic arbor draped in flowers. A sweetheart table proved the perfect place to dig into Mexican bites from Juan’s Tacos, which guests finished off with cake and doughnuts and, naturally, a latte or Americano. Ferns, fronds, and deep red and white roses spilled over the farm table and onto the antique pots arranged by the newlyweds’ feet.

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