Handmade Violet Wedding
No matter what, we’re always going to love a wedding with lots of purple, and this affair from Clayton Austin with every possible shade is a complete charmer! Don’t you just adore their little pup cake toppers? And they might just have the most scrumptious looking cupcakes we’ve ever seen!
From the bride, Kat: When we first began planning our dream day, we knew we wanted something outdoors with a beautiful backdrop. There was nothing quite like that where we are from, so we started to think a semi-destination wedding. Something not too far away, so people would still attend, but something that also made our guests feel like they were out of town. We wanted a romantic feel and somewhat fancy, but down to earth.
Since our engagement pictures were vintage, we knew right away, we would be going with a vintage feel. We started gathering vintage items realllly early. One of the first estate sales we attended, we found a hardback lovestory (one of many we’d gather because of the title), it was printed in 1948 and it was baby blue and titled, “The Bride of Fortune”. From there, the color scheme was envisioned and everything slowly started to fall into place. My favorite color is purple, so that contrasting with the baby blue was a given.
One of the big DIY projects was the napkin holders. I had collected some amazing vintage buttons for over a year along with some baby blue vintage lace. A few weeks before the wedding, it hit me what they could be used for. So, with the help of a few of my very best friends, we gathered and cut lace and velcro and glue gunned 170 vintage buttons to lace and rolled and wrapped the cloth napkins. I also had a very dear friend who is extremely talented make my heart shaped chalk board table numbers and our photo booth back drop (with the help of some fabulous pinwheels I purchased off of etsy).
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Just enjoy every moment of it. The time really does fly. It is never too early to begin dreaming up your perfect day.
Bride’s Processional: “Time After Time,” Cyndi Lauper
First Dance: “Pistol,” Dustin Kensrue
Wedding Vendors (Camarillo, CA):
Wedding Venue: Maravilla Gardens / Wedding Photographers: Clayton Austin / Wedding Flowers: Fifty Flowers and LA Flower Mart / Wedding Dress: J. Crew “Anais Gown” / Bride’s Shoes: Vivienne Westwood via BHLDN / Bride’s Jewelry: Vintage / Wedding Hair: Merrily Robinson of VOGUE Salon (Newport Beach) / Wedding Makeup: Crystal from A Little Touch of Heaven Spa (Newport Beach) / Bridesmaids’ Dresses: Bari Jay / Groom’s Suit: J. Crew / Groomsmen’s Bow Ties: The Tie Bar / DJ: DJ Peter G / Wedding Caterer: Command Performance / Wedding Cake: Susie Cakes (Calabasas) / Wedding Invitations: Laura Nehls of Letter Box Ink / Calligrapher: Calligraphy Katrina / Photobooth: Outrageous Booths