Inspired by the glitz and glam of the roaring twenties, this California wedding photographed by Lauren Scotti screams old Hollywood glamour. Sequins and lots of vintage details adorn both the women and the decor, while a teary-eyed groom was sure to melt everyones’ hearts.
From the bride, Aubry: We both grew up in Southern California and knew we wanted to have a 1920s-inspired wedding. The Casino was the first venue we saw and it’s history (originally built as a dance hall and getaway for the stars in the 1930s) and laid-back Southern California vibe was the perfect place to bring our vision to life. Steps away from the ocean and surrounded by vintage details, we envisioned an intimate, romantic ceremony followed by a Gatsby-esque celebration under the stars. Our ultimate goal was for the night to be memorable and fun, and we had a blast dancing the night away roaring-20’s style with our closest friends and family.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Our biggest advice would be to make it a point to be present on your wedding day. After months of planning and so much excitement on the day-of, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment. Take the time to look around you and take it all in. Enjoy yourselves! It truly is the most amazing day ever.
Utilize your talents, home-decor, and the help of those around you! We cut costs by designing our own save the dates, invites, wedding website, and programs. We decorated with items we already had or bought items we would want to reuse in our new home. Our family baked awesome “family-recipe” goodies for our dessert bar. These elements made it that much more personal and budget-friendly… and we love having pieces in our home that remind of us of our wedding every day!
Processional: “I Love NYE,” by Badly Drawn Boy (Bridal Party), “We Bought a Zoo,” by Jonsi (Bride)
Recessional: “Mama, He’s Making Eyes at Me,” by The Charleston All Stars
First Dance: “Sea of Love,” by Cat Power
Location: San Clemente, California / Photographer: Lauren Scotti / Reception Venue: Casino San Clemente / Event Coordinator: Debbie Chapman from Evoque Events / Day-of Coordinator: Leeann Adams from Evoque Events / Florist: Janet Landreth from Evoque Events / Wedding Dress, Veil, Shoes and other accessories: Galina Signature / Bridesmaid Dresses: Frock and Frill, Pizarro Nights, Charlotte Russe, H&M, Vintage / Hair: Syrens Hair Parlor / Groom’s suit: Jos. A. Bank / DJ, Band, Ceremony Musician: Rob Wilkins Entertainment / Caterer: Iva Lee’s / Wedding Cake and Dessert: Homemade by family / Wedding Invitations: DIY on Paperless Post / Second Camera: Nicole Leever / Asst/Photobooth: Emily Arnold