Laidback Cali Wedding
Nicky and Gideon had a very hippie-chic wedding with Jane Austen flair and the result was a fun time with a laidback vibe true to a California wedding! Big thanks to Aaron Shintaku for sending this gem our way. We’re la la loving the ethereal look of Nicky’s dress!
From the bride: We wanted something completely unique and ethereal. Lots of trees, a sense of being in another time and place entirely. Like a fairytale or a myth. We wanted a great amount of attention to detail, and the feeling of complete peace and nature all around. We aimed for a natural/organic style mixed with a strong sense of the past….everything from the 60′s to the 1800′s, to the time of King Arthur!
Our colors were grey blue, sage green, and antique wheat. All of our lace tablecloth overlays were borrowed; many were quite old. My father attached cream colored, artfully cut out paper to each tablecloth with a ribbon that matched our wedding colors. My father hand-labled them each by writing to whom they belonged and the lender’s relationship to the bride!
The MOST important thing you can do to preserve your sanity is to keep a proper perspective! Remember why it is you’re getting married in the first place, and when things become more stressful than you feel you can handle, recall that at the end of the day, you will be married to your best friend in the world. What could be more precious and valuable than that?
Wedding Vendors (Huntington Beach, CA):
Ceremony and reception location(s): Red Horse Barn / Wedding planner: Jenny Jackson (949) 584-4181 / Florist: Karen from Blooms / Photographer: Aaron Shintaku / Wedding Dress: Ebay, no designer – bride’s friend Mikelle added details and designed and crafted bride’s headpiece and earrings, no shoes / Hair: Van Lam / Makeup: Sarah Joubert / Bridesmaid Dresses: Poplar Branch Dress by Maeve from Anthropologie / Bridesmaid earrings: designed by bride and made by bride’s cousin. / Groom’s suit: English Laundry shirt and suit by Believe / DJ: Teena Shoobs from Fly By Night (714) 698-8250 / Caterer: Tutto Famiglia (Chef Noel) / Wedding Cake: Tutto Famiglia / Wedding invitations: Alison Guidry from Threehouse design studio