Los Gatos Woodsy Wedding

Romantic Weddings

If I had to imagine the most romantic, natural wedding possible, it’d look something like Tor and Alper’s wedding in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Also, it doesn’t hurt that their wedding was full of some of the industry’s leading pros, including Sean Flanigan, Honey of a Thousand Flowers, and Jenny Packham. Get ready to have this wedding floor you:

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From the bride, Tor: We wanted the day to be a merging of our love in the company of all people we love. Since Alper and I got engaged while on a forest-y hike, we knew we wanted to get married outdoors so Nestldown became the perfect venue for us. The only other main ingredient that I really wanted were beautiful florals because I grew up on a flower farm and love flowers. Yes, flowers were more important than even my wedding dress.

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We nicknamed our wedding The Little Black Diamond Wedding Adventure after my engagement ring which is just a single black diamond and the lifelong adventure Alper and I were about to embark upon. Since Alper and I are both art directors, we were excited to design the invitations and all the printed matter we needed for the day. I knew I had to have gems at the wedding after seeing this inspiration post. The escort cards were all cut into the shape of Settlers of Catan game pieces since it’s one of our favorite games. And my mom made us three quilts we used during the cocktail hour.

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Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? Don’t do something just because of tradition. If you don’t like cake, don’t have a cake. Well, it’s hard not to like cake but what I mean to say is that if root beer floats are more your thing, have floats instead of cake. Who says you can’t cut a root beer float? Make the day about all the things you and your other half love, and if you can’t make that happen, elope.

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Wedding Music:
Processional: “Sea of Love,” Cat Power
Recessional: “Home,” Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
First Dance: “Hawaiian Wedding Song,” Elvis
Father/Daughter Dance: “Aloha ‘Oe,” Johnny Cash
Mother/Son Dance: “Hang On Little Tomato,” Pink Martini

Wedding Location: Santa Cruz Mountains, Los Gatos, CA / Photographer: Sean Flanigan / Floral Design: Honey of a Thousand Flowers / Wedding Venue: Nestldown / Wedding Dress: Jenny Packham “Aspen” / Groom’s Suit: Gucci / Wedding Caterer: Le Papillon / Pie: Pie Friday / DJ: Josh Olds of Boutique DJs / Favors: Craftsman and Wolves / Photobooth: Magnolia Photobooth / Invitations and Paper Goods: Bride and Groom (Tor Weeks and Alper Kologlu) / Letterpress Printing: RebPeters Press / Digital Printing: ScanArt / Transportation: Corinthian Transportation

  1. Ashleigh from Marry Me Metro

    The whole wedding is stunning and natural but my favorite detail is that invitation suite! Very unique!

  2. CarleyGeorged

    This wedding is the absolute most beautiful! It’s got me feeling fizzy, I can’t absorb the images enough.

  3. Azanha Studios

    Woods, magical wedding! What a beautifully arranged flowers. Love the bride´s dress that combine´s so well with the surrounding! Stunner!

  4. Diana

    So Beautiful! I’m hoping to have my wedding here, can you tell me what time of year this wedding was ??

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Sean Flanigan

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