Meandering pathways, hillside views and lush plant life are just a few of the amenities at The Mountain Mermaid, an eccentric and colorful venue in Topanga, California. Bride Tracy and Groom Andrew embraced this gorgeous, airy location and experienced a wedding day full of color, light and naturally, love.
This blissful day started with the sun sitting high over the treasured manner. The Mountain Mermaid features patios and great rooms with a rustic façade and a plethora of terra cotta clay pots filled to the brim with plants. The couple used this as the inspiration for the look of their day.
Tracy was going to walk down the aisle in a pair of white stilettos with delicate flower appliques. Her bouquet was teeming with color from orange dahlias to assorted greenery and pink Veronica. Tracy even added dainty orange and purple flowers in her hair to coordinate.
Her bridesmaids all looked bright and bubbly in short peach-colored V-neck dresses and her maid of honor wore a cheery strapless pink dress. They all wore matching necklaces and sported their own unique hairstyles, all while carrying bouquets similar to the bride’s.
She wore a strapless lace sheath gown that was elegant and figure-flattering. She accessorized with a half-up hairstyle and statement earrings. Arm and arm with her proud parents, she walked down the stone sidewalk to the ceremony.
Standing underneath an arbor made out of natural wood and adorned with bunches of flowers and ribbons, the couple said “I do.” Hand in hand, Tracy and Andrew said their vows and were pronounced husband and wife.
This venue possesses some amazing photo opportunities so Tracy and Andrew took advantage after the ceremony. Next to a distressed gate, the two gazed lovingly in each other’s eyes for a fun, romantic shot.
Past a few fountains and lovely gardens, guests made their way to the reception. White-covered tables were enhanced with neutral-colored runners, gold mirror glass votives and a collection of flowers in green vases.
The cake table was distinctive and original. Behind the cake was a background full of multi-colored ribbons. The couple offered guests three choices of cupcakes, all sitting atop a simple white tower. The top layer was a small cake that featured lovely white rippled fondant and bright flower garnishes.
In a room lit with soft candlelight and a gorgeous bucolic chandelier, the newly mined Mr. and Mrs. danced in a room of their dearest friends and family. With the look of love in their eyes, the couple was feted with a gorgeous celebration as the sun set into the night.
This warm, inviting wedding day was perfect for Tracy and Andrew. If it’s any inclination, their future together will be beautiful, bright, and warm. Congratulations!
Photographer: White Haute Photography
Bridesmaid Dresses: Weddingdressbee
Invitation Designer: Minted
Dress Designer: Weddingdressbee
Floral Designer: Peony and Plum
Caterer: Savour This Moment
Cake Designer: Sheila Mae
Reception Venue: The Mountain Mermaid