If the weather is starting to get chillier where you are, the warm color palette of this California wedding will heat you right up. Leo Cabal and Tanner Wendell Stewart were the photographers behind the big day, which was beautifully styled by Ever After Events with absolutely jaw-dropping flowers from Isari Flower Studio. Seriously, the bride’s cascading bouquet? Out of this world.
From the bride, Stephanie: I was going for whimsical and fun and with and elegant feel. I think that came through in the details of the décor. My color were Coral + Gold + Silver. I was going for whimsical and elegant with a lot of handmade details.
So many things were DIY. With the help of my mom, mother-in-law and bridesmaids we painted the feather tips gold, made all the tassels, thrifted the mix match glasses. My mom sewed all the ties for the groomsmen in a black velvet material. She also made my veil and the table squares for the cocktail tables. For the signs, I used old pieces of wood and attached water color paper that I had painted on and my bridesmaid Libby Tipton Spangler did all the calligraphy. We did the same with the table signs. My MOH’s husband made the Tee-Pee photo booth backdrop.
Any advice for couples planning their weddings now? I would advise 2 things. 1. Get a wedding planner earlier than later. They have great connections and can help take care of all the details. Especially on your wedding day, they are the go to person for all the little things that come up, so you can just relax instead of problem solving. 2. Don’t stress about the details. At the end of the day what really matters is the person you are going to spend the rest of your life with and all your family and friends who came to celebrate and have a good time. Be present in the moment and enjoy every minute because before you know it your running through a line of bubbles and the most amazing day has come to an end.
Processional: “Postcards from Far Away,” Coldplay
Recessional: “Best Day of My Life,” American Authors
First Dance: “Sparks,” Coldplay
Check out the wedding film from Holy Smokes Productions: