A Modern Orange Wedding in California
Jennifer and Ray
When musician Ray Jahnke met his now-wife, Jennifer Hoverson, he was on crutches, and it seemed as if fate had given him an auspicious head start. "The first thing she did was offer me her chair," he remembers. "I was so touched." The attraction was instant. "Within a month, we both knew it was the real thing," Jennifer says. Two years later, the couple bought a home in Costa Mesa, California. That same month, they flew to New York City for a birthday party, where Ray spontaneously proposed with a knotted bar straw (her real ring came later).
The monogrammed dot motif ties together the couple's letter-pressed invitations, reply cards, thank-you notes, and coasters.
The groom wears a cymbidium orchid boutonniere.
Beaming bride Jennifer decked her bridesmaids in orange J.Crew dresses (from left: Jackie Beer-Walby, Amy French-Futterer, Joelle Hoverson, and Sara Hoverson).
Jennifer hugs her stepmother, Sharon Hoverson.
Jennifer shares a lovely moment with Ray; his mother, Maria Jahnke; and her mother, Jane McIntyre.
Pinned to a linen board, each escort card features fabric that matches the napkins at that guest's table.
Round centerpieces sit on hand-sewn runners.
Piano Nobile custom-printed the bridesmaid totes, which held earrings, a bracelet, and socks.
Jennifer knit these socks.
The younger guests pile on the fun.
Friends sign a tablecloth using fabric pens.
A flower girl doodles.
A menu tucked into a napkin and a place card held down by a glass magnet with the guest's first initial decorate each plate.
The cake, boasting fondant polka dots, sits on a tablecloth from Spoonflower.com, a create-your-own-fabric website.