This Event Planner Filled Her Wedding Day With Classic Southern California Style

Fun references to the couple’s most loved pastimes–from golf to grilling – were scattered throughout the celebration.

Taylor Bornemann and Eric Moss met in the middle of the pages of a Nashville chart-topper, but it was held in a San Diego country western line-dancing bar. “[We] saw each other across the bar at the beginning of the night, and by the end, Eric introduced himself, [we] danced under the neon glow, and the rest of the story played out like a country love song,” The couple says.

Then, in June of 2021 more than eight years after their initial dance Eric dropped down one knee beside Taylor after she made an eagle on the 18th green of the charity golf tournament. “Everyone broke out in cheers, and Taylor unknowingly thought they were congratulating her putt,” the couple claims. “When she finally turned around, she saw Eric on one knee and realized why everyone was so excited. Taylor, of course, said yes, and their friends popped Champagne right there on the green.”

As the events and marketing manager at the Flower Fields located at Carlsbad Ranch, Taylor was already involved with local vendors, and one of her most important wedding day priority was to make sure she had the right vendors. “Honestly, the hardest part was deciding between all the amazing ideas that everyone came up with over the process,” says the couple. “It was hard to decide what we loved the most!”

However, with the help of wedding planners from Amorology, Taylor and Eric planned a wedding that reflected their ideals: “Colorful, fun, personal, and relaxed–all at once.” They picked to use the Omni La Costa in Carlsbad, Calif., which is where Taylor’s family are part of for more than two years, and which can accommodate 125 wedding guests at an elegant Southern California wedding on September 4 2022. The couple created an organic natural, natural color palette consisting of taupe, white and olive, with strong berry, orange and rust-colored accents. They also added fun references to their hobbies (including grilling classic cars, grilling, and golf) as well as their shared the last names (Moss) and they kept the party going by playing their most loved songs as well as late-night sliders.

“[We] wanted the guests, especially those from out of town, to feel like they were escaping to a Southern California paradise,” they say. “[We] wanted a big emphasis on the wedding being a party where people were encouraged to dance, engage, and stay until the very last minute.”

Palm Reading

Taylor and Eric collaborated with calligrapher and stationery designer Loren James of Four Things Paper to design a unique invitation suite that was inspired by the trees at the venue. A watercolor drawing that depicted the palms of their club was featured on the liners of the leaf-colored envelopes.

“She also cut the invitations and corresponding detail cards with fun, geometric angles to add interest and uniqueness, and found vintage stamps that featured palm fronds and greenery,” The couple says.

Dress Success

Although Taylor was able to invite only a few close friends to her wedding-dress appointments, she was sure to invite her husband, Jim. After several years of binge-watching “Say Yes to the Dress together, Taylor and Jim spent traveling together and exchanging quotations from the series. “[We] had the best time finally having this experience come to life,” she says.

When Taylor took on a crepe Ines di Santo dress with an unnoticeable mesh body and applied flowers, the bride was sure that it met all the criteria she wanted: “It was easy to wear, easy to bustle, and still had a little bit of sexiness,” she adds. “[I] knew that Eric would absolutely love it.”

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