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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!


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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.


vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photographyvintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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.


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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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).


vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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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.


vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography

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vintage purple wedding from clayton austin photography


View all images from this wedding in the gallery

Wedding Music:
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

8 Comments on Handmade Violet Wedding

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  • 1

    this wedding is gorgeous! i’m dying to know where she got her hairpiece…!

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  • 2

    Mmm, Cyndi Lauper + purple + bulldog cake toppers = quirky and fun wedding in our books!

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  • 3

    Yes! Please tell me where the bride got her head piece, I love her look. Beautiful!

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  • 4

    I can’t believe how wonderful everything looks. Nice pick of color.

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  • 5

    Beautiful wedding. I’m hoping to create a similar board with keys–was the board w/ hooks entirely DIY, or was this bought someplace?

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  • 6

    In love with the centerpiece container…very cool! The keys, the striking purple and blue color palette, pinwheels, bulldog cake toppers, those delicious cupcakes…adore everything about this wedding!

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  • 7

    The hairpiece was actually a last minute combo of things… created literally minutes before walking down the aisle. I had three options: a plain veil, a birdcage type veil from Nordstrom Bridal and also a flower piece from Justine M Couture ( I had my photographer rip the birdcage netting off the piece from Nordstrom and then had my hairdresser pin the flower to it and off to the venue we went. :)

    The key board was a flea market find, with hooks already attached.

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  • 8

    Please tell where those bulldog cake toppers of from! I have two bullies of my own and would love this for my cake topper. Haven’t found any quite as good as this one!

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