When your inspiration for your wedding day is Anthropologie, it’s a safe bet you’ll be dealing in some seriously eclectic and chic style. That’s the look bride Savannah went for when she married her beau Coleman in Los Angeles, with the talented Joe+Kathrina Photography and Tasteful Tatters in tow. Add in some DIY touches from the bride’s family and friends, and you’ve got this beautiful result!
From the bride, Savannah: I would definitely have to say that Anthropologie inspired the look and feel of my wedding. The Anthropologie brand and style is distinct and easy to identify, which is what I wanted people to think of my wedding; when they walked into our venue and looked around I wanted them to feel my personal style through the entire decor. I wanted each guest to think, “Wow, this feels just like Coleman and Savannah.” Well… who am I kidding? My cowboy husband definitely doesn’t exactly have the Anthropologie style, but you know what I mean, I wanted it to feel like us :) Bold patterns, an artistic feel and a feminine touch, were all things I drew upon from the Anthropologie style.
My wonderful wedding coordinator Emilee Sutherland and her team created these amazing DIY napkins for all of our guests. They were so beautiful and exactly what I wanted. The Tasteful Tatter team also made these to die for cake and pie boxes so that the guests could all take a slice of pie or cake home as their favor. This is just another example of them making my vision come to life, I showed them a picture and they did it! They are incredible. My last name is Lay, like Lay’s potato chips, so as a fun and personal touch we also handed out Lay’s potato chips with a cute tag as another favor. So cheesy, but cute! My cute momma and all of her friends also made individual cakes for each table. This way, when my hubby and I cut the cake, all of our guests were able to cut their cake at the same time. The individual cakes were so beautiful and such a unique touch. It was a perfect way to engage the guests and make them part of the experience.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? It’s not worth getting stressed, at the end of the day you are going to marry the love of your life and that’s all that matters.
First Dance: “Making Memories of Us,” Keith Urban
From the photographers, Joe+Kathrina Photography: Savannah had told friends, “I’m going to marry a cowboy one day.” As she went off to college little did she know that she’d really meet her cowboy. Enter: Coleman, an actual farmer whose family owns and runs a farming business in Oregon. Friends knew instantly these two were in it for life. While planning a wedding in California, Savannah worked on finishing up school in Boise – which needless to say made it all quite difficult. They were hard set on their June date which made it even more difficult to find the perfect outdoor venue where they could really put their own touches to bring together both their city and country families together. Savannah’s parents really helped find their venue and with Emilee and her team this wedding came together perfectly. There were hints of DIY with romantic flair throughout the day. From each table having their own homemade cake and different cake topper as their centerpieces, plexi glass menus, a thrift found bike with a basket as their escort “table”, a fun pattern as their tablecloth, a large “Love is Patient” decor at their sweetheart table, and of course cowboy boots. We had only been able to meet with Savannah in person before the wedding, which is always nerve racking having to wait until the wedding day to meet the groom but Coleman could not have been more gracious. Watching these two and photographing them together, they were so natural in each others arms. Most of all you could fee; their happiness together. It was a good day.