Allied Arts Guild Wedding
Mint green and navy blue – has there ever been a more calming color palette? Jackie and Jeff’s wedding was a celebration of over six years spent together, and they wanted the big day to reflect their love for each other and all of the special people in their lives. Edyta Szyszlo Photography, Katie Rebecca Events and Unveiled Grace Events all hopped on board to make their vision a reality!
From the bride, Jackie: Jeff and I had been dating for just over 6 years when we got married and we basically wanted our wedding to be a really fun celebration with all the people that were important in our lives! When we began wedding planning we knew a few things that we definitely wanted: food trucks, the color mint green, and succulents. From there, our color scheme and decor evolved. I am big into crafts and details, so as wedding planning progressed, I really focused on the small and personal details and DIY stuff. Pinterest and etsy were constantly giving me new ideas and more crafts to take on (probably too many)!
We had tons of DIY projects. The aisle was lined with mint, navy, and gold yarn pom poms made by bride and groom. The ceremony backdrop was strips of coordinating fabrics and ribbon, attached to gold chain, with pom poms and fabric ends, and the aisle seats were decorated with alternating fabric strip tassels and pom poms. Our guest book was home made painted wood hearts glued to mat inside gold painted frame in alternating navy blue and mint hearts. Guests signed the hearts with a gold pen. The escort cards were home printed and the shape was punched out using large patterned hole punch, with gold glitter tape added. Escort cards were attached by clothes pins (ends dipped in navy blue or mint paints). I made all of the table runners and guest napkins in coordinating navy blue and mint green fabric. The succulents beneath bell jars were grown by groom’s step-mother, and potted in gold painted votives, while the succulents that were scattered on dinner tables were grown by groom’s step-mother and cut by bride and groom’s step mother a few days before the wedding. The comments that we got from guests were mostly related to: 1. how good the food trucks were, 2. how many little details we covered with the decor, 3. how fun the dance party was (including a choreographed dance to Timber).
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Personal touches go along way! We got sooooo many compliments for all the small details and personal touches that we had throughout the wedding. If you are going to take on DIY projects, start early and limit the number of crafts you do! Also, get comfortable delegating tasks to friends! They are always willing and wanting to help. Our wedding planner was really great for month of coordinating and planning a timeline for the wedding. It saved us from having to deal with all the last minute vendor coordination that month, and helped set up all of the decor just how we envisioned it.
Bridal Party Processional: “All of Me,” John Legend
Bride’s Processional: “A Thousand Years,” Christina Perri
Recessional: “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life,” Bill Medley and Jennifer Warnes
First Dance: “Happy as the Sun,” Tyrone Wells
Wedding Location: Menlo Park, CA / Photographer: Edyta Szyszlo Photography / Month-Of Wedding Planner: Katie Rebecca Events / Florist: Unveiled Grace Events / Venue: Allied Arts Guild / Wedding Dress: Rosa Clara / Wedding Veil: BHLDN / Wedding Shoes: Jimmy Choo / Bride’s Earrings: Kate Spade / Groom’s Suit: Eli Thomas / Caterer: Koja Kitchen Food Truck and Fins on the Hoof Food Truck / Wedding Cake: SusieCakes / Desserts: Butterscotch on the Go / Bar and Catering Staff: JW Catering / Ceremony Musician: Misha Khalikulov, Cello / DJ and String Lighting: DJ Quan / Photobooth: Tomfoolery SF / Wedding Invitations: Designed and printed by friend, Lauren Sheehy