This California couple was set on bringing some of the rustic Northwest to their balmy summer wedding shot by Aaron Shintaku. The groom made all of the wood elements that were incorporated into the day and the bride styled the tables with great vintage pieces. My favorite part? Their adorable Toms shoes!
From the bride. We were going for a rustic/barnwood feel for our wedding. My husband if from the Northwest, and he loves building, so the perfect combo was bringing the woods to us. :) We wanted to have colorful wild flowers, burlap, wood, and other rustic elements for our decor.
Our color scheme was different shades of purple, the girls could pick out their own shades of purple dresses, I chose this color to match my tanzanite wedding ring. :) The groomsmen, groom, and bride all wore Tom’s shoes.
My husband is an artist, he builds tables out of old barn wood, so he created all of the centerpieces, cake display, backdrops and the other various details. We used barn wood as the middle centerpiece on each table, with glass vases that I found at thrift stores. Each table had a candle with moss, a vase of flowers, and a vase of “rustic” items in it. Josh also created all of the table numbers out of barn wood and I painted the numbers on.
Any advice for brides planning their weddings now? I think it is most important to stay organized, and then delegate the small tasks to family and friends who you can trust to help. I would first start with choosing your location, and after that everything seems to fall into place!
Wedding Vendors (Los Angeles, CA):
Venue: Los Angeles River Center and Gardens/ Photographer: Aaron Shintaku / Day of Planner: friend, Misha Lee / Florist: friend, Beth Ann Young / Wedding Dress: Alfred Angel Bridal/ Hair: friend, Korrie Lukei / Makeup: friend, Cyndi Griffo/ Groom and groomsmen suits: H&M/ Bride, Groom and Groomsmen shoes: Toms / Music: Johnny Evangelista / Caterer: Melrose Catering / Dessert: Kelsey Richards from Kutie Pies / Invitation design: groom/ Videography: Dan Ford