Parisian Flea Market Wedding
This wedding is so worth the wait from our sneak peek last week! We’re also introducing a nifty feature that will allow us to share all images from now on. No more stingy editing to favor faster page load time. So more eye candy and less loading time is where it’s at.
From the bride, Jenna: I think of our wedding as being rustic, vintage, and personal. We wanted to go with our laid back theme and add some elements of the home. A lot of the furniture we used was from my grandma’s house. The color scheme we went with was completely random, but we wanted to make sure to have the guys and girls match (to give some sort of order). Up to the very last week of the wedding, we had a bunch of people coming over to our house all the time to help make most of the decorations. We made the succulent frames, the bottle chandelier, the aisle runners, my maid of honor designed the programs, all of the signs around the site were all made by us and an army of helpers. It was such a great time, and really helped with making our wedding unique and personal to John and I.
John and I both wanted our celebration to match our personalities. We are both laid back people and wanted to have a fun time without letting too much elegance get in the way. Once we found the venue, our vision began to take off. We went with a flea-market/Parisian feel because we both love that eclectic style and once we started collecting and making all the decorations, our style began to form.
Finding a place to get married was a work of God. We didn’t want something fancy, we both wanted a backyard-type feel…but we had NO CLUE where that would be. My mom saw the venue on our photographer, Matthew Morgan’s website, where he had shot another wedding there. We were the second or third wedding at this field in Trabuco Canyon, CA…because it was in somebody’s humongous front yard!
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? Have fun! We only had 4 months to “plan” everything, so once all of the big things were taken care of, my mom and I both went crazy with collecting and making all of the decor, and having people over to help. It really made it a communal affair, and that made it so fun! There is no need to stress over anything…this is meant to be a celebration! Don’t be afraid to ask people to come over and help…you can’t do it all by yourself!
Wedding Vendors (location: Trabuco Canyon, CA):
Ceremony and reception location(s): field in Trabuco Canyon, CA / Wedding coordinator: Pamela Lowe / Florist: Pamela Lowe / Photographer: Matthew Morgan / Wedding Dress: Etsy seller EnglishDept / Shoes: Urban Outfitters / Jewelry: Etsy seller sora designs / Hairpiece: Twigs and Honey / Groom’s suit: H&M / DJ: Eric Golding (949)-310-5753 / Caterer: Piaggio (949)-350-6557 / Wedding Cake: bridesmaid Caitlin Knoop, churros from caterer, and sno cones from Sno-on-the-Go / Wedding invitations: Bride and friend Janice Doan Myers / Videographer: Danny Lipinski